Square Off isn’t the only Xbox 360 indie game launching on Windows Phone today. Decapod Studios’ Murphid has just debuted as well.

Murphid is a match-3 puzzle game with a twist. In games like Castlevania Puzzle, pieces fall from the top and players must quickly rotate and drop them into place. But in Murphid, the player’s piece is fixed at the top of the screen and doesn’t drop on its own. Players can either aim and send the piece straight down or swap it out with the next piece – no rotating here. Lining up three pieces of the same color causes them to disappear, often creating satisfying chean reactions. Since pieces don’t fall automatically, pressure in Murphid comes from the stack of blocks at the bottom of the screen’s constant rise.

Decapod’s puzzler boasts several modes - including a full campaign, as well as in-game Awards that function like Achievements. I’ve spent some time with the Xbox 360 version and look forward to taking the mobile version for a swing.

Murphid only costs $.99 and there is a free trial. Grab it here on the Marketplace.

Head past the jump for Murphid’s full announcement press release and feature list.

Decapod Studios continues to explore mobile games with the release of Murphid for Windows Phone 7

4 May 2011 Vancouver, BC

Decapod Studios, an independent game development company, announces the release of Murphid, now available for download on Zune Marketplace. In Murphid players must use their puzzle solving skills and fast reaction to withstand attack of gorgeous marble hordes and bring those beasts under control. Deep, yet simple core game mechanics coupled with astonishing graphics, immersive sound effects and adaptive gameplay result in intense climatic moments that modern gamers are craving. Murphid's underlying FunQuantization™ technology has been optimized to run flawlessly on Windows Phone 7.

Among the game's features are:

  • Engaging Campaign spawning more that 70 levels of marble blasting madness.
  • Three game modes for players to choose from to suit their playing style.
  • More than 10 powerups to help players redefine the game field and wreak havoc in a blink of an eye.
  • 8 exclusive Awards to boost the replay value further by throwing extra challenges at the player.
  • Pre-filled Leaderboard to give the game nostalgic, old-school touch.
  • Awe-inspiring HD visuals with full widescreen support.
  • Charming sound effects to create the ambience.
  • Adaptive gameplay technology for challenging and fun gaming experience for players of all ages.

"We are very excited to share the joy of Murphid with mobile gaming community and hope everyone will have as much fun playing Murphid as we had developing it", says Dennis Brandis, Decapod Studios' Managing Director.

Murphid is available worldwide on Windows Phone 7 marketplace for $0.99

Homepage: http://DecapodStudios.com/murphid-wp7/

About Decapod Studios

Decapod Studios is a professional game development studio based in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 2009 by industry veterans Dennis Brandis and Roman Kitainik, the Studio develops downloadable titles for XBOX360, PC and mobile platforms, the motto being 'Get your kicks from letting others get theirs'. For further information please visit www.decapodstudios.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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