Articles by George Ponder

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...

Review
by George Ponder
Feb 11, 2015

Incredible Circus Remix is the follow-up Windows Phone game from iNdT, a non-profit research and development institute founded by Nokia. Incredible Circus Remix picks up where Incredible Circus left off with you taking on the role of daredevil Pierre as he works his way through 85...

Bookviser Reader Premium
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by George Ponder
Feb 10, 2015

Bookviser Reader Premium is a feature rich Windows Phone ebook reader and this week's myAppFree Deal. The Windows Phone app has a host of customization features, easy access tools, library management options and text to speech support.

Normally Bookviser Reader Premium runs $4....

Shred It!
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by George Ponder
Feb 10, 2015

No argument here. There are a boatload of endless runner games in the Windows Phone Store. Luckily, while these titles seem to be growing like rabbits, most of them are entertaining Windows Phone games to pass the time with.

Extra Miles Studios hopes that their offering, Shred...

Spider-Man Unlimited
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by George Ponder
Feb 09, 2015

We have heard rumors over the weekend that Gameloft was dropping support for the Windows Phone game Spider-Man Unlimited. Updates have been pushed out for the iOS and Android versions but, to date, nothing has been seen for the Windows Phone version.

Searching the various...

Review
by George Ponder
Feb 09, 2015

Lamp Head is yet another endless runner styled Windows Phone game but the game isn't your run of the mill endless runner game. The goal is to run your gaming character as far as possible, flipping up and down to avoid deadly obstacles.

Fitted with a lamp to shed a little light...

Gameloft's Windows Phone games
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by George Ponder
Feb 07, 2015

While we will see a few complaints here and there, for the most part the Windows Phone Store is full of quality gaming titles from independent developers and the larger software companies. One of the more popular companies is Gameloft.

Gameloft's gaming portfolio contains over...

Cycloramic
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by George Ponder
Feb 06, 2015

Cycloramic is a relatively new Windows Phone app that isn't a stranger to smartphone photography. The app has had a modest amount of success over on iOS and was released to the Windows Phone Store back in mid-December.

The first release version was noticeably buggy and often...