Articles by George Ponder

Windows Phone Kids Collection
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by George Ponder
Feb 28, 2015

There is a wide variety of Windows Phone games available in the Store, many designed to educate and entertain our children. While these games may not appeal to everyone, if you have children these Windows Phone titles can come in handy. Whether it is for long road trips or waiting for a...

Darklings
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by George Ponder
Feb 28, 2015

Darklings is a new Windows Phone game that was first released over on iOS last Fall. The game has had a fair amount of success over on iOS and after receiving support from the AppCampus, the developers have successfully ported the action game to Windows Phone. As an added bonus, the...

Evil Slayer
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by George Ponder
Feb 27, 2015

Evil Slayer is a Windows Phone game that hit Store shelves late last year and plays out a lot like a tower defense game. You just don't have any towers and your finger is the first line of defense.

The game has you tasked with protecting the local farm from an invasion of...

Monstrous Math
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by George Ponder
Feb 26, 2015

There are plenty of quality children's apps and games in the Windows Phone Store. Titles that not only will keep our kids entertained but will also teach them a thing or two along the way. Monstrous Math is one such Windows Phone app (or is it a game?) that hopes to teach children the...

Rote
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by George Ponder
Feb 25, 2015

Windows Phone puzzle games can be an enjoyable way to pass the time. Some games are fast paced to challenge your reflexes and sense of timing. Then other games require a little more thought in finding a solution. Rote is a relatively new Windows Phone game that falls more into the...

I, Gladiator
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by George Ponder
Feb 24, 2015

I, Gladiator is an action adventure Windows Phone game that has you playing the role of Rufus, a pawn that is caught in the middle of two warring Roman gods. To escape the clutches of the gods and regain control of his fate, Rufus must battle his way from the bottom of the gladiator...

Blobb
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by George Ponder
Feb 24, 2015

Blobb is a relatively new Windows Phone game that has you navigating a small green blob around a labyrinth of turns to reach star cookies that the creature has become addicted to.

The game includes 45 levels of play with the free version and an additional 30 levels of play can...

Spinball
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by George Ponder
Feb 23, 2015

Spinballs is a Windows Phone game that hit the Store shelves earlier this month. The puzzle game has you shooting a ball across a wooden puzzle where it should eventually land in a basket. We were tipped on this game, it looked interesting and we took the plunge to see what it was all...

AppCampus Showcase
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by George Ponder
Feb 21, 2015

A few years ago, Microsoft partnered with Nokia and Aalto University to create the AppCampus. The initiative was created to help developers build new content for Windows Phone and has had tremendous success.

Some of the alumni of the AppCampus include Project Tripod, Dark Lands...

Rocket Fireworks
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by George Ponder
Feb 20, 2015

Sometimes the simplest of games can be the most enjoyable. Rocket Fireworks is a Windows Phone game that hopes to fall into that category. Rocket Fireworks includes three gaming options where basically get to shoot fireworks on your Windows Phone. Sounds relatively simple, right?

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Gun Strike 2
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by George Ponder
Feb 19, 2015

Gun Strike 2 is an action packed Windows Phone game where you play the role of a local mercenary who faces a wide assortment of combat assignments. Game play is along the lines of a robust Hogan's Alley styled game with your enemies popping out from behind walls, through windows and...

Farmville 2: Country Escape
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by George Ponder
Feb 18, 2015

Farmville is a popular online game developed by Zynga and has many Facebook users addicted to farm life. Farmville 2: Country Escape brings the Farmville concept to our Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices with a slight twist from the original game.

While the original Farmville...

Dwelp
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by George Ponder
Feb 17, 2015

Windows Phone puzzle game lovers will be pleased with this week's myAppFree deal. It is Dwelp, a connect the dot styled puzzler that is not only available for our Windows Phone but the game is also available for Windows 8 devices.

The game has you linking similar colored dots...

Mash&Co.
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by George Ponder
Feb 17, 2015

Mash&Co is one of the latest Windows Phone games that is the product of Microsoft's AppCampus. For those not familiar, the AppCampus is a collaborative effort between Microsoft and Aalto University to help build Windows Phone content. AppCampus alumni include such hits as Dark Lands...

Basketball Tournament
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by George Ponder
Feb 16, 2015

The other week we took a look at the Windows Phone game Field Goal Tournament where you try your skills at kicking field goals from various spots on the football field. The same developer has released a similar game that centers around the basketball court to see how good of a jump shot...

Cute Monsters Collection
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by George Ponder
Feb 14, 2015

Windows Central Roundup: Cute Monsters Collection

Monsters are often at the center of video game and the titles in the Windows Phone Store is no exception. More times than not the monsters play the role of the villain (often misunderstand) in such Windows Phone games as Evolved: Hunter...

Grand Theft Seagull
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by George Ponder
Feb 14, 2015

Grand Theft Seagull is another endless runner installment to the Windows Phone Store that has you guiding an pesky seagull down city streets. You duck, dodge and avoid a wide range of dangers that includes cars, pedestrians, wrecking balls and more.

Oh and you get to shoot poo...

Valentine's Day Roundup
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by George Ponder
Feb 14, 2015

Windows Central Roundup: Windows Phone Apps for Valentine's Day

In case you've forgotten in all the excitement over the release of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, Valentine's Day is this Saturday. If you have completely forgotten about this special day, we have a few...

Pirates and Dragons
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by George Ponder
Feb 13, 2015

Pirates and Dragons is a relatively new Windows Phone game from MissinGames, an AppCampus alumnus. The game has an arcade, maybe even an endless runner feel where you pilot an airplane across thirty levels of game play, battling pirates, dragons and other creatures as you hunt down...

Slingpin
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by George Ponder
Feb 12, 2015

Slingpin is an arcade styled Windows Phone game that puts an entertaining twist on the game of bowling. Instead of rolling your bowling ball down the lane to knock the pins down, with Slingpin you shoot your bowling ball from a slingshot.

To add to the challenge you have...