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Moonshot: A Journey Home Blasts Into Apple Arcade's Orbit

Houston, Apple Arcade has a new game.

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Shelby Brown (she/her/hers) is an editor for CNET's services team. She covers tips and tricks for apps, operating systems and devices, as well as mobile gaming and Apple Arcade news. Shelby also oversees Tech Tips coverage. Before joining CNET, she covered app news for Download.com and served as a freelancer for Louisville.com.
  • She received the Renau Writing Scholarship in 2016 from the University of Louisville's communication department.
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Gameplay for Moonshot: A Journey Home on Apple Arcade

Travel the universe in Moonshot: A Journey Home on Apple Arcade.


Moonshot: A Journey Home, a new physics-based puzzle game, is now available to play on Apple Arcade. Apple's mobile gaming service has more than 200 games to play for $5 a month or $60 annually. New games, content and updates are added every week. 

Moonshot: A Journey Home casts you as Moon Pi, a young moon trying to find the way home. Travel across the universe with a mix of slingshot gameplay and puzzle solving. Avoid black holes and aliens as you try to find your way back to Mother Earth. 

The game was created by Morsel Interactive, husband-and-wife developer duo Milan Cubic and Valentina Bregovic. According to the self-proclaimed "space geeks," the idea for Moonshot originally sparked from imagining a game of mini-golf in space. Eventually the story of a curious moon wandering away from Earth emerged. The team wanted to explore the dependency between the Earth and the moon.

The "best analogy, that we found, was connection between mother and child," Cubic said. "We fell in love with the relatable, heart warming aspect of the mother-child bond." The full moon looking like a giant golf ball helped, he added. 

Cubic and Bregovic hope players new to slingshot games will take their time, and embrace the challenge of aiming and calculating the moon's trajectory. 

Subscribers can also check out updates to Bloons TD6Nickelodeon Extreme TennisStar Trek: LegendsSpire Blast and Zen Pinball Party

Check out the trailer for Moonshot: A Journey Home here:

If you're interested in trying Apple Arcade, you can get a three-month free trial with the purchase of a new device, or one month for free if you're signing up for the first time. Open the App Store and tap the joystick icon at the bottom of the screen to launch the service.