Farmville Will Come To Windows Phone 7


Well, I guess you can't have a successful operating system without attracting some crud. The time-sucking, productivity-destroying, Facebook-clogging, micro-transaction-paying Farmville will be coming to Windows Phone 7. This news came to light during a talk at GigaOm Mobilize, given by Matt Thompson, general manager of developer and platform evangelism for Microsoft. He was … [Read more...]

Bye Bye Zombies Brings Undead and Tower Defense. What Else Do You Need?

Damn, this is cool looking! A zombie based tower defense game for WP7, where you place survivors to try and attack incoming waves of the undead. With ample Shaun of the Dead references thrown in for good measure. Made by a three man team using XNA, it shows off pretty well what a small crew can make, and the 3D capabilities of WP7. Plus zombie killing, which is always a good … [Read more...]

EA Not On Board With Windows Phone 7 Games Yet

Electronic Arts, arguably the most powerful game publisher on the planet, hasn't quite got on board all the Windows Phone 7 game love, yet. Mobile Entertainment asked the megacorp about their absence, and were met with a decidedly non-committal response. EA Mobile had this to say on the matter: "We are constantly evaluating new platforms and opportunities, but have nothing … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 App Design Process Demoed

If you're interested in the nitty gritty of design that goes into a WP7 app, MSDN has just put out this rather dry, but information dense, video about creating a Golf app. It runs through design, interactions, and a whole bunch of other stuff. It's around 17 minutes long, and a fairly simple app, but has some good info. Now, if only they could get some decent narrators to … [Read more...]

Microsoft Announces Metric Ton Of Games For Windows Phone 7


At the GamesCom 2010 conference in Cologne, Germany, Microsoft demoed XBox Live for WP7, and announced more than sixty games, a selection that the company has called "just a taste". There are some big names on board, including a number of high-selling apps that have previously done well on the iPhone. Expect to see Guitar Hero, Flight Control, Asphalt 5, Assassin's Creed, … [Read more...]