Puzzle Craft loses 512MB status for Windows Phone 8, many villages perish

We’re not exactly proud of our Puzzle Craft addiction, referring to the new Farmville-like game from popular game maker Chillingo. The game famously came to Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and iOS within the same time frame and was soon updated to run on budget Windows Phone 8 devices like the HTC 8S, Lumia 620 and 720.

Either with the previous update (version, rolled out on April 11th) or a Store change has revoked the 512MB status, throwing us a non-compatible error and non-listing on our Lumia 720. The game itself is a modest 26MB in size and it doesn’t seem too graphic intensive, so we’re not sure if the was from feedback on the previous version or perhaps a glitch in the app submission, restricting access.

Regardless, it’s a bit frustrating to not be able to download the free game, especially for new budget Windows Phone owners. Hopefully a fix will come down the pipe and we’ll let you know if anything changes in that regard.

For our other Windows Phone 8 owners, you can still pick up Puzzle Craft here in the Store. Or if you want to run it on your Windows 8 PC or RT device, you can pick up that version here. We highly recommend it.

Thanks, hohanfan, for the tip!

QR: Puzzle Craft

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.