TouchArcade
TouchArcade 2012 Logo.png
Logo used since January 2012
Type of site
Mobile video game website
Available inEnglish
Country of originUnited States
OwnerTouchArcade.com, LLC
Founder(s)Arnold Kim
EditorJared Nelson
URLtoucharcade.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedMarch 12, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-03-12)
Current statusActive

TouchArcade is a mobile video game website that launched in 2008.[1] Arnold Kim of MacRumors worked on the site[2][3] and its editor-in-chief was Eli Hodapp from 2009 to 2019.[4][5]

TouchArcade has been recognized as one of the best mobile game news websites.[6][7][3] Games journalists also described TouchArcade's Hodapp as influential within the mobile game community.[8][9][10]

History

The site unveiled a dedicated iOS app in 2012.[11][12] Early the next year, TouchArcade began a promotion called Free Play, wherein the website promoted a game that was made free to download for the promotion's duration.[13] TouchArcade launched a crowdfunding campaign in June 2015.[14]

Content

TouchArcade publishes news stories and reviews Monday through Friday about iOS and Android video games. A daily SwitchArcade feature covers releases and sales for the Nintendo Switch console. The site also produces a weekly podcast entitled The TouchArcade Show in which Jared Nelson and former editor-in-chief Eli Hodapp discuss top news stories of the week.[15] Registered users receive a monthly email newsletter of the best game releases of the past month, and the site has traditionally rolled up a "best of" feature for the end of the year.

References

  1. ^ "TouchArcade Needs Your Help, Please Support Our Patreon". TouchArcade.
  2. ^ Stelter, Brian (July 21, 2008). "My Son, the Blogger: An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors". The New York Times. Retrieved August 25, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b "Review: TouchArcade for iPhone". macstories.net.
  4. ^ Eli Hodapp (March 5, 2019). "We're losing the history of the App Store". gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Eli Hodapp on Twitter: March 8 will be my last full-time day at TouchArcade". February 22, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Top ten gaming blogs". CNET. CBS Interactive.
  7. ^ "Touch Arcade - The 50 Best Websites of 2011 - TIME". TIME.com. August 16, 2011.
  8. ^ "The RPS Bargain Bucket: Convention Season - Rock, Paper, Shotgun". rockpapershotgun.com.
  9. ^ "Gamers win free early copies of iOS game, respond by leaking it". Ars Technica. July 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "Exciting Things Ahead for Mobile Gaming - Slide to Play". Slide to Play.
  11. ^ "TouchArcade App Now Available". 148apps.com.
  12. ^ Marianne Schultz. "AppShopper.com Official TouchArcade iPhone App Available Now". AppShopper.
  13. ^ "Results of Polymer's Free Promotion - Gamezebo". Gamezebo. April 9, 2013.
  14. ^ "Touch Arcade Turns to Patreon for Funding - Slide to Play". Slide to Play.
  15. ^ "Podcast - TouchArcade". TouchArcade.