'Daddy Was A Thief' is now a universal Windows app after a year with iOS and Android

Released over a year ago on Android and iOS, the game 'Daddy Was A Thief' is now available for Windows Phone too. Since it is a universal app, you can also play it on your Windows tablet or PC. This is not another endless runner game. It's actually an endless faller. The goal is to keep smashing through floors to escape after a bank robbery. It's a great little time-waster. Watch our gameplay video.


  • Smashable obstacles: walls, furnitures and more! Gain as much destructions as you can! Crash through walls, floors and watch the pieces fly all over!
  • Playable thieves and crazy power-ups to unlock
  • Different every time you play!
  • Just one finger control! (swipe up and down) Quick pick-up-and-play
  • Many achievements to earn

Daddy was just recently fired, so he decides to rob a bank to keep his wife and kid happy. After a failed attempt, he jumps unto the rooftop of the building next door to escape.

Daddy automatically moves left and right. He changes direction whenever he hits anything. The game only requires two actions. Swipe up to jump and swipe down to stomp through the floor.

Several things will try to stop Daddy. Avoid getting hit by missiles, gunfire, or lasers. The laser shrinks down Daddy, which makes it harder for him to break down floors. Getting shot by anything else turns Daddy into a skeleton, which ends the game. There are also old ladies on some floors who will kick Daddy back upstairs.

While it may seem repetitive, there are a few elements in the game that keeps things different. For example, some floors are filled with water, so Daddy actually has to swim down. There are also casino floors that turn Daddy into a pinball.

Landing on some things speed things up. For example, landing on a hot tub will crash through several floors. Landing on a fridge puts Daddy in an ice cube that causes bigger damage to floors.

Try to land on people and furniture to earn coins. Collecting coins in the game help you get upgrades and power-ups. You can use the coins to change outfits or utilize rockets and other things to make things easier for Daddy. For example, a rocket that gives Daddy a head start costs 1,000 coins. Some power-ups are only available after a certain amount of experience level.

With this type of game, we expected to see in-app purchases, but they're nowhere to be found. Earn those coins by playing the game, instead of spending real money.

'Daddy Was A Thief' costs $1.99 at the Windows Phone Store. Since it is a universal Windows app, you can also download it from the Windows Store (opens in new tab) for your tablets or PCs. We're having a lot of fun with it and we think you will too. There's a free trial available so you can check it out before taking out your wallet. Go download it now and let us know what you think in the comments.

Thanks for the tip, Lance_WPCentral!

Mark Guim

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.

  • Awesome!
  • And the word of the year is "finally!"
  • Every... Single... Year...
  • What a great message an app like that sends. Slowly indoctrinating our children.
  • game seems harmless, although maybe the title can be more child-friendly
  • "was" keyword past tense no longer. He I a changed man.
  • LOL! Great way to look at it!
  • Yeah, changed into a pulp at the bottom of whatever he was falling through...
  • Lol
  • Great game!! Not available here in Brazil tough...
  • Im available baby!  You handsome piece of man candy!
  • ^ Lol
  • HAhahah
  • Lol
  • I think it is in Germany though, you might have to wait 1-7 hours. ;)
  • #NeverForget
  • Want clash of clans....saw my brother play on android now I also want it....
  • M2
  • M3
  • Cloud raiders is better than clash of clans
  • We are getting something even better called Age Of Empires
  • Yupp ages of empire 2 versions that too
  • WP has more apps than iDroid.
  • Nope.
  • Yep
  • I hope you are joking, right?!?!?
  • No joke!
  • Have you looked at the numbers? We are at like 300K, both of them are over a million!
  • 300k is way more than 1 millions the last time I checked.. Get your facts straight.
  • Ah, now I see you're trolling me. :P
  • Well, actually you're trolling me if you think about it... Lol!!!
  • Lumia 530 is more expensive than iPhone 5s
  • No it isn't.
  • Yes it is.
  • It's better on iOS because it's Apple.
  • Taken a year to arrive but at least its on all windows platforms, so good news. Hopefully things will start to be released on windows platforms the same time as android & ios.
  • the trial is time limited or ad supported?
  • oh i see, its limited to floor level 100
  • Does anybody know what changes when you purchase the game, besides the fact that you're 2$ less richer?
  •  its limited to floor level 100
  • Daddy wasn't there.... To take me to the fair
  • To change my underwear
  • And pick up all my gear
  • I looked everywhere
  • Has anybody noticed that the missions don't show up when you finish the game? I only get 3 blank boards. Some bug maybe?
  • Yes, noticed that too. I did not check the English texts, the German texts are full with typos.
    For some reason the game is funny
  • Nice but lots of glitches and errors in the game. Loading time is long, always a lag as the building explodes at the start, YOUR instead of YOU when the game ends, and the achievement text doesn't appear in the boxes! Sort it out!
  • Why can't it be free, I believe its free on ios and android
  • Do you work for free?
  • They need to make more "universal" apps.
  • They are...
  • Where is clash of clans and snapchat?
  • Idk, but more and more apps being published every day are "universal" apps.
  • That's good though
  • There are more and more every day, but currently it's not practical to create Universal apps because it only supports WP8.1 (which not many people have yet). To make a WP8 app (or WP7 for that matter) you still have to create separate apps and they are linked via the store backend (so they appear to be universal even though the two apps are actually completely separate). So once WP8.1 becomes the majority people will be much more likely to go universal for everything. Though with Windows 9 that may become moot anyway.
  • Hey make it frre
  • I want Smash. Loved that android game.....
  • Not the type of guy that complains and requests everything for free but yeah, it's free on ios and play store, why not on WP store too?
  • The Android version has ads, and it's $2 to remove the ads. The Windows version has a free trial. They are very different markets, and in an environment where consumers balk at spending $1 it's important for developers to tailor their products and approach to each market. Piracy is easy on Android, and volume is sufficient for ads; on Windows Phone ad-supported is not anywhere near as lucrative (1/20 of the marketshare, poor ad impressions, most downloads in developing countries). And (largely due to people like the person your reply was to) it's very difficult to make money on Windows Phone and even more so on Windows Store. It's a shame the Windows Phone community doesn't respect developers and wants everything for free because ultimately the platform will not grow without developers, and developers will not treat Windows Phone as a first-class citizen until Windows Phone users start buying apps and stop expecting everything to be free.   I expect that this game was created with a cross-platform tool (e.g. Unity), and the developers decided to spend a few days porting to Windows and released it with the hope that they will get enough sales to justify the expense, win some good will, and perhaps in the long term add something to their profits, which will be mostly from iOS and Android. That's currently the best hope for Windows Phone - make it easy to port and developers who don't necessaroily care about Windows Phone can release their apps and games with very little risk.
  • If it's paid in all platform than we can buy but this is not acceptable. Shame on the developers. Only paid on wp
  • And its not that great game for me, you just go downwards
  • Well that great? Downloading to try this asap!
  • the only reason i can see why it is not free is that on android and IOS they can money through ADS as they would have more number of downloads but with 3.5% of market share that is not the case for windows phone so they have to make money in some way right, so that way way goes through our Pockets ....
  • It was free on android !!!
  • I want racing rivals from ios and android
  • Arey make it free man
  • This is the difference between the Android and Windows phone (the more restrictions)
  • Looks crazy.  Got to grab it
  • had on WP8.1 and W8.1, just noticed its not in store on Windows 10.... Anybody know why?
  • Cant find it now. Is it removed??