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Some of our games will no longer work on the new version of iOS

James Spafford Spaff

As is pretty much always the case, a new version of iOS for iphones and ipads will arrive soon. But this update comes with a frustrating slice of modernization: Once installed, iOS 11 will no longer allow you to launch 32-bit apps.

Lots of our games and apps are still 32-bit, and so we face the dilemma of either updating them to be compatible with the new 64-bit iOS (which is more complicated than it sounds) or we lose them forever.

We’re going to do our best to support our games and sail with them into this bright new 64-bit future, but unfortunately there’s not enough room on the lifeboat for everyone, and some of our apps are destined to sink into the briny depths of oblivion.

Safely in the lifeboat:
These guys will be updated to work on iOS 11 and beyond.

  • Full throttle Remastered
  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered
  • Broken Age

Left marooned somewhere:
These guys will be stranded briefly on limbo island whilst we figure out how best to save them.

  • Middle Manager of Justice

Lost to the depths:
Sadly these apps will not be updated for the new iOS.

  • Costume Quest
  • Dropchord
  • Psychonauts Vault Viewer
  • The Cave

The Psychonauts Vault Viewer lives on in video form thanks to 2 Player Productions, see below!

Alas, poor Costume Quest for iOS and Dropchord and The Cave will be no more.

It’s worth noting that if you never upgrade to the new iOS then these three apps will go on working for that device, and should still appear on the app store for you too. The Vault Viewer is already free, but we will soon make Dropchord and Costume Quest games free too for anyone who chooses to remain in the past, and for everyone to be able to enjoy them in these final moments. The Cave’s future is uncertain, and is in SEGA’s hands, but it will not be updated.

Here is the Psychonauts Vault Viewer Archive Edition, which features some exclusive Psychonauts commentary from Tim and Scott C.

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