Apple TV apps come flooding out; here’s some of the first

With the fourth generation Apple TV generally available today — look for our review next week — apps are being released in droves for the revamped set-top box. Here’s a roundup of some of the ones we’ve run across.

MacPaw has unleashed three tvOS apps. Open the World is a countries and capitals quiz game. You jump through the toughest questions and see how well you know the whole world, not just your country. 

Opti is an Apple TV app that has exercises for relaxing and training your eyes. GIFtv is a gif reel app with background music from iTunes’ popular.

Harmonix Music Systems and Tilting Point have teamed up for Beat Sports. It’s a $9.99 collection of music-infused mini-games inspired by familiar sports like tennis, volleyball and golf.

Ubisoft’s Rayman Adventures is the latest installment of the Rayman franchise. Jean-Michel Detoc, executive director of mobile division, Ubisoft. It offers a unique experience on Apple TV with the new touch-based Siri Remote gameplay, giving players a fun, intuitive and accessible experience, according to Thomas Le Grand, producer, Ubisoft Montpellier. Rayman Adventures takes players on an odyssey to explore legendary worlds, from whimsical castles to the mythical islands of Olympus. 

Pangea Software has announced five games for the Apple TV and tvOS:  Air Wings, Bugdom 2, Otto Matic, Nanosaur 2, and Nucleus.  All of the games have the capability of playing in 3D on any HDTV which is 3DTV capable. Additionally, all of the games are Game Controller compatible, so they can be played with either the Siri Remote or with any tvOS compatible Gamepad.

Gaucho Software has introduced Seasonality TV 1.0. The $9.99 app brings the same detailed weather data from the rest of the Seasonality family to your TV. You can explore the weather from your couch, — whether you’re taking a quick glance at the forecast, or an in-depth look at a storm heading your way.

Frogmind has introduced Badlands for the Apple TV for $4.99. The side-scrolling action-adventure title, Apple’s 2013 iPad Game of the Year, has been retooled to offer a new living room experience. If you’re already purchased Badlands for the iPad, the Apple TV version is free.

Barnstorm Games has rolled out Evel Knievel. The game gives players the opportunity to perform the jumps and stunts at the same historic sites where the legendary daredevil himself performed them. Fans can make one App purchase from the Apple App Store and play across Apple iOS/tvOS devices for $1.99.