Gameloft releases games hub on Windows Phone with new titles
Gameloft, the popular games developer with numerous titles under its belt, has released a new app for Windows Phone. Game Hub enables consumers to quickly access top games, as well as check out what's available on the Windows Phone Store. Think of it as the hub to all your favorite Gameloft titles. We're seeing an early version, but there's potential to offer some real value to consumers.
As the name of the app suggests, the Game Hub aims to be the portal for all Gameloft titles. As well as providing a list of Gameloft games to choose from (and providing a Store link to access even more), the developer has included five new mini-games for consumers to enjoy for free. These include:
- Danger Dash
- Green Farm 3
- Littleest Pet Shop
- Real Football 2014
- Wonder Zoo
It's worth noting that these titles are not available on the Windows Phone Store and are to be accessed from within the app. It's an interesting switch from releasing games strictly on the Microsoft app store, but this hub does open up new possibilities to help consumers discover other games under the developer's belt.
We're also aware that the Game Hub comes pre-loaded on the Lumia 630.
Thanks, Pranjal Rai, for the tip!
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By Jez Corden
Agreed. The free games are just awful. That's why they are free.
Most of them have gone shit on 8.1
How could you miss something like that?
Both MC4 & NOVA3 have 0 Moga pro support another slap in the face of WP users as all these games have perfect Moga support on the android platform I know, I've owned and played them all on it.
Not to mention their utter lack of mentioning that its even possible to utilize your Moga on any of their game in our market, its just like they can care less about us and that really sucks.
I've spend a lot of money on Gameloft game and expect to get the same experience here as I did on the ladder if I'm expected to pay the same for it.
PS: These issues were experienced PRE 8.1
I'm just going to say it before anyone else does.
Brand recognition, cross platform games (Sonic 4 ep.2 anyone?), universal payment, having a dedicated platform for all games. I could go on, next time!
This can be done by the developers, creating an independent third party social hub for their games. But np, keep going with this (imo ridiculous) "no xbox no download even when free" attitude, it's your choice... Maybe you will achieve something with it some day... Maybe not.
Most shameful move ever, so awful. Everybody please keep that in mind!
No Xbox, of course I will be sure to avoid all their upcoming free to pay games.
Spam to insult me is uncalled for.