Save the world as a tech-savvy spider in Apple Arcade's new game
Spyder is available to play on Apple Arcade right now.
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"I really love the unique perspective you get from being a tiny character in a human scale world where every surface is climbable. It really encourages the player to explore and find new and interesting solutions to the puzzles in the game," Nic Cusworth, lead game designer for Spyder told CNET.
Agent 8 is immediately dropped into The War Room and tasked with preventing the launch of a missile. The controls are easy to get the hang of and the details in the game, like Agent 8's interactions with "large" objects like pens. Although you have the stealth element, navigating the environment requires more strategy.
"Really take some time to explore the environments to get a different perspective on the world. Some puzzles in the game might be a little perplexing up close, but viewing a puzzle from a different angle often reveals the solution," Cusworth said.