Files with apk file extension were also found in older GameSpy Arcade service for multiplayer gaming.

There are 4 other file types using
the APK file extension!

apk icon.apk - Google Android application package [common]

empty icon.apk - Active Tutor project

empty icon.apk - Microsoft Train Simulator packaged activity data

empty icon.apk - Asustor ADM application package

APK file extension - GameSpy Arcade service data file

What is apk file? How to open apk files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

File extension apk is used by GameSpy Arcade service, a shareware multiplayer game server browsing utility that allows players to view and connect to available multiplayer games and chat with other players using the service. As of February 21, 2013 the GameSpy service is defunct and no longer available.

These apk files contain service-exclusive data and are not useable in other programs.

This apk file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: April 21, 2024

The default software associated to open apk file:

GameSpy Arcade icon

IGN Entertainment, Inc. logoGameSpy Arcade  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
IGN Entertainment, Inc.

GameSpy Arcade is a shareware multiplayer game server browsing utility that allows players to view and connect to available multiplayer games, and chat with other users of the service.

Help how to open:

These files are not meant to be opened directly.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .apk file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .apk file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open apk file, edit apk file, convert apk file, view apk file, play apk file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting apk files.

Programs that can create apk file - GameSpy Arcade service data file

Programs supporting the exension apk on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about GameSpy Arcade for create apk file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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