Interviews

Get an early look at Peggle 2 for Xbox One with our hands-on footage and interview

Get an early look at Peggle 2 for Xbox One with our hands-on footage and interview

Paul Acevedo 47

Sylvain Dubrofsky of PopCap Games and Windows Phone Central's Paul Acevedo Microsoft’s Xbox One console is in stores now and doing very well; we even gave it a highly detailed review last week. Early adopters have more than twenty games to choose from, most of which are actually quite good. We’ll be reviewing more of those titles very soon, but in the meantime let’s look ahead at the...

Animal Park Tycoon and Yeti on Furry headed to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Animal Park Tycoon and Yeti on Furry headed to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Paul Acevedo 10

Yesterday we brought you a look at Advanced Mobile Applications’ Hills of Glory 3D and the upcoming Windows Phone 8 version of Babel Rising 3D. AMA, you’ll remember is a sister studio of Ubisoft. They’ve worked with a number of gaming franchises, including the Android version of Townsmen (coming to Windows Phone from Handy Games). Today we conclude our Casual Connect USA coverage for...

Hills of Glory 3D arrives on Windows Phone 8; new Babel Rising 3D soon to follow

Hills of Glory 3D arrives on Windows Phone 8; new Babel Rising 3D soon to follow

Paul Acevedo 64

We’re nearly done with our Casual Connect gaming coverage. At the San Francisco-based gaming industry event, I interviewed a number of Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers. One of the largest of those developers is Advanced Mobile Applications (AMA). Founded in 2004 and based in London, AMA is a sister company to Ubisoft, who publishes some of their games. During the event, AMA’s VP...

Hands on with FBX Review for Windows 8 at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco

Hands on with FBX Review for Windows 8 at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco

Paul Acevedo 11

You might know Autodesk for their 3D design tools like AutoCAD and Maya, or their game design middleware like Autodesk Scaleform. They also make a couple of Windows 8 apps for consumers: Sketchbook Express and FBX Review, which we discussed when it released back in July. During my recent trip to San Francisco for Casual Connect, I stopped by the Autodesk Gallery for a quick visit. From...

Start your engines, official NASCAR Mobile 13 now available for all Windows Phone 8 devices (but Sprint gets the perks)

Start your engines, official NASCAR Mobile 13 now available for all Windows Phone 8 devices (but Sprint gets the perks)

Daniel Rubino 39

Great news if you’re into the whole NASCAR racing sport as today, the official app to keep track of the race series is available to all Windows Phone 8 devices. That’s the good news as the app is well designed and offers up race results, scheduling information and video clips. The bad news is if you want all the cool stuff, by which we mean access to the Live Race Center, you’ll need to...

Game Insight brings Rule the Kingdom to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8; more on the way

Game Insight brings Rule the Kingdom to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8; more on the way

Paul Acevedo 22

Casual Connect presented some great opportunities to get to know Windows Phone game publishers. One of those publishers is Game Insight, makers of our own Rich Edmonds’ favorite Windows Phone 8/Windows 8 game My Country. Game Insight has also recently published Rule the Kingdom, an exciting RPG/city building hybrid game for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. And they have more games...

Royal Revolt developer reveals Windows Phone and Windows 8 download numbers, sequel plans

Royal Revolt developer reveals Windows Phone and Windows 8 download numbers, sequel plans

Paul Acevedo 31

Next up in our coverage of Casual Connect USA is an interview regarding one of our favorite Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 games: Royal Revolt. The game comes from a collaboration between two German studios, Flare Games and Keen Games. During last week’s event, we spoke with Georg Broxtermann, the Co-founder and Director of Business Development at Flare. He revealed how Royal Revolt...

Handy Games announces 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen for Windows Phone 8

Handy Games announces 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen for Windows Phone 8

Paul Acevedo 46

Next up in our Casual Connect USA gaming coverage are two titles from an established Windows Phone developer. Earlier this year, Handy Games (one of Germany’s largest mobile game studios) jumped onto our platform with two impressive Windows Phone 8 titles: Epic Battle Dude – a “one-dimensional“ casual RPG and Aces of Luftwaffe – a vertically-scrolling shoot-em-up. Both are great games (...

Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding for Windows 8 looks extra wonderful on a huge touch screen

Delicious: Emily's Wonder Wedding for Windows 8 looks extra wonderful on a huge touch screen

Paul Acevedo 15

Yesterday we brought you the news from Casual Connect that Puzzle Retreat would be coming to Windows Phone 8 this year. Now let’s follow up by discussing a Windows 8-specific game. This one comes from Game House, who we didn’t expect to have a mobile Windows presence at the show. Imagine my surprise when I stopped by their booth and saw the Windows 8 version of Delicious: Emily’s Wonder...