If you have a new Mac or fancy getting one that runs Mac OS X v10.6.6, you can get a free app store on it as of today. It’s got more than 1000 apps, Apple says. Which games?
I took a tour of the Mac App Store today, which you watch in the clip atop this post.
It’s all very iTunes-familiar in design. It’s easy to navigate yet still mystifying how to find only the newest games. It’s also a little hard to find great games on this store on day one, but there are some gems, such as Osmos and Bejeweled 3.
The biggest annoyance is that games that are sold on this Mac App Store and for iPads/iPhones don’t seem to work across platforms with a single purchase. I downloaded Chopper 2 through the Mac store but still had to pay for it to add it to my iPad. Looks like Osmos, which I have on iPad would still run me $13 on the Mac. Bummer.
There are other options for shopping for games on a Mac, Valve’s Steam chief among them. Check out the Mac App Store, and see if it does it for you. Here’s hoping they get a flood of games; my Mac could use more entertainment.