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Indie Game Developer for Windows Phone 7.

Easter Smash, Free For Windows Phone

Easter Smash

The evil Dr. Genius has built a robot army, and he’s trying to use it to steal Cottontail Rabbit’s eggs. Launch an assortment of egg attacks against the robot horde. 30 levels of egg flinging mayhem! 5 epic boss battles against devious robotic creations! 12 different robots to battle, each with their own weaknesses! Can you help Cottontail Rabbit protect the Easter eggs?

  • Charming hand drawn graphics and animation.
  • 30 levels of increasingly challenging battles.
  • Normal and Easy mode for each level.
  • Attack with Plasma eggs, EMP eggs, and more!
  • 12 different robot types, each with unique weaknesses.
  • 5 epic boss battles against Dr. Genius’s robot army.
  • Score Combos and Multi-Kills for bonus points and extra egg rewards.

FREE For Windows Phone!

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Pumpkin Smash 3 “Smashes” Onto Windows Phone

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The incredibly successful Pumpkin Smash series continues in this latest adventure! Enter the haunted Insane Asylum, battling across 43 levels and 4 unique environments. Along the way, fight against hordes of monsters and epic boss battles. Features classic pumpkin tossing gameplay, a dual stick 3D shooter, and NEW this year – a ragdoll physics mini-game! Watch monsters detonate and fly everywhere, thanks to the power of an advanced physics engine. Only YOU can protect the Halloween candy!

  • 2D pumpkin flinging and 3D top-down dual stick shooting action powered by an advanced physics engine.
  • NEW ragdoll physics mini-game! Pick up and throw the zombies around with your fingers. Freeze them and blow them up!
  • Epic boss battles test your pumpkin tossing skills!
  • Destroy the monsters using a variety of weapons – fire, ice, pumpkin bombs, and more!
  • It’s all about the COMBOS – Score Combos and MultiKills for extra candy to stay alive.
  • Power up the Special Room Weapon for an outrageous killing spree!

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Microsoft Ultimate Experience Contest Winners

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In February, Microsoft opened up a contest to all Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers. Thousands of entrants competed for the coveted grand prize – an all expense paid trip to Microsoft campus in Seattle. All entrants received a copy of Halo 4 for the XBox 360, ten entrants won an XBox 360 console, and three winners took the grand prize.

On June 4, 5, and 6 the three grand prize winners enjoyed the following during their stay with Microsoft:

  • Round trip airfare
  • Two nights hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue
  • Meet and greet with the heads and directors of Microsoft Game Studios
  • Tour of the Microsoft Game Studios and campus
  • Participation in a coding session that included one-on-one time with a professional developer
  • A visit to the on-campus Microsoft Store
  • Lunch with the heads and directors
  • High-end dinner at Daniel’s Broiler, across from the Hyatt, on the 21st floor

The apps were judged according to the following criteria:

  • 25.00% – Does the app include platform specific features (Live Tiles, Snap View, etc)
  • 25.00% – Does the app have market potential given current application trends?
  • 25.00% – Is the app innovative and original?
  • 25.00% – Does the app conform to the Windows Experience and UI guidelines?

The winners are under NDA, so the details of the discussions and conferences during the tour cannot be disclosed.

The winning apps are available now.

Impossible Mountain for Windows Phone (FREE)
Impossible Mountain

Indian Cinema Pro for Windows Phone and Windows 8 (FREE)
Indian Cinema Pro

Doodle Army for Windows 8 ($1.99)
Doodle Army

Retro Gaming with 8bit Invaders

8bit Invaders is a blast to gaming’s past! This is classic Space Invaders gameplay with a modern flair. Retro pixel art combined with 8bit chip tune music round out the experience. Survive wave after increasingly difficult wave of alien invaders! Hit the satellite for a random powerup! Dodge lasers, homing plasma missiles, and meteorites as you blast your way to the top of the hi-score board!

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The game features:

  • 8bit pixel art and old-school chip tune music provide a complete retro gaming experience
  • Keep track of your latest exploits on the hi-score board
  • Destroy the satellite to unleash a random powerup attack
  • Avoid lasers, homing missiles, and meteorites
  • Hide behind the fully destructible rock barrier shield
  • Destroy the mother ship for big points!

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Zombie Circus REBOOTED!

Zombie Circus

Zombie Circus just got REBOOTED. Almost completely rewritten, Zombie Circus now takes advantage of your Windows Phone’s fast app switching and live tile support. The game now features three different survival modes, in addition to all-new gameplay in the form of a 3D physics driven dual stick shooter. A brand new interface, revamped graphics, multiple boss battles, a redesigned upgrade shop, and enhanced effects round out this mega-update.

Can you stop the zombie clown horde from taking over the circus? Non-stop ragdoll physics and 3D shooter action await you as you battle the zombie clown infestation. Protect the tent by tossing and throwing the zombies around with multi-touch finger action. Unlock powerful weapons as you progress and upgrade them in the Weapon Shop! Gain the favor of the Carnival Allies and unleash devastating super attacks against the zombie clowns! Create your own battles in the Sandbox Editor!

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  • Now with over 100 levels of addictive ragdoll physics and 3D shooter action!
  • NEW! Brand new gameplay – a 3D physics driven dual stick shooter mode!
  • NEW! Now with THREE different Survival modes.
  • ENHANCED! Redesigned interface and upgrade shop.
  • ENHANCED! Cleaned up graphics and new particle effects.

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Pirate’s Plunder 2, for Windows Phone

Pirate's Plunder 2

Continue the epic adventure set forth in Pirate’s Plunder! Defeat the pirate zombie lord, the Howl of the Wolf, once and for all! Take command of your pirate fleet in classic path drawing, ship parking gameplay – now with 3D graphics! Battle Peg-Hook the Pirate Lord in fast paced ragdoll physics boss battles. Explore maze-like jungles in 3D top-down, dual-stick shooter action. Set sail for Tortuga and gamble in three different pirate themed games. Battle the Royal Navy, ravenous sharks, and the Kraken Monster itself in their own minigames. With over 70 unique missions, Pirate’s Plunder 2 has more epicness than a bottle of grog!

  • Over 70 missions, utilizing all new 3D graphics – unleash the power of your phone!
  • Classic path drawing, ship parking gameplay!
  • Ragdoll physics boss battles!
  • 3D top-down dual-stick shooter action!
  • Pirate Shop – upgrade your weapons and ship!
  • Pirate gambling – Buccaneer Slot Machine, Dead Man’s Dice, Blackbeard’s Blackjack!
  • Randomly generated mazes – explore for big booty!
  • MORE!

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North Pole Invasion 2, Free For Windows Phone

North Pole Invasion 2

The zombie clown elves are back in North Pole Invasion 2! Reprise your role as Elf McPointyEars and help defend Santa’s gift bag from the zombie clown elf invasion. Use a variety of physics based weapons to stop their attack. Or use your fingers to toss and fling the zombies around! The choice is yours as you progress through 95 levels of ragdoll physics action. New this year is a 3D, physics driven, top down dual stick shooter mode!

  • Stellar art and animation
  • 95 progressively difficult missions of addictive physics action. Starts off easy before leading you into over the top action
  • NEW top down 3D shooter mode driven by the power of a full 3D physics engine – defend Santa’s gift bag! Collect weapons on the battlefield and upgrade them in Santa’s Workshop!
  • Bonus rounds! Launch giant snowballs from Santa’s truck to smash ice skating zombie clown elves!
  • 16 unique zombie types, each with their own powers, plus 5 big bosses to battle!
  • 25 physics based weapons to deal out massive damage to the zombie clown elf horde
  • Interactive weapons – tilt your phone to control them!
  • Epic boss battles!

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Pumpkin Smash 2, Free For Windows Phone

Pumpkin Smash 2

Pumpkin Smash 2 is the sequel to last year’s “smash” hit! The ghouls and ghosts are back to take your candy, and only you can help Bones McScaryPants keep it from them. 35 levels and 5 boss battles spread across 5 unique cemetery regions await you. Battle the monsters inside the crematorium by flinging pumpkins, then head outside and blast them away in a full 3D cemetery! Watch monsters detonate and fly everywhere, thanks to the power of an advanced 3D physics engine. The monsters have individual strengths and weaknesses, and you must tactically decide which weapons to use against them. Only you can help save the Halloween candy!

  • 2D pumpkin flinging and 3D top-down dual stick shooting action powered by a full 3D physics engine.
  • Battle your favorite movie monsters – Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, and more!
  • Destroy the monsters using a variety of weapons – fire, ice, pumpkin bombs, and more!
  • Power up the Carnage Meter for an outrageous killing spree!
  • Incredible art direction: amazing particle effects, soft shadows, ambient occlusion, and a day/night cycle take full advantage of the Windows Phone hardware.
  • Score Combos and MultiKills for bonus points and extra candy rewards.

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Zombie Carnival, Free For Windows Phone 7

Only you can stop the zombie clown horde! Zombie Carnival is a top-down, dual stick shooter with continuous mind-blowing action! Take control of Buck Ricardo as you blast your way around the carnival fairgrounds in full 3D. Watch zombie clowns detonate and fly everywhere, thanks to the power of a full 3D physics engine! Take the fight inside the tent for an incredible physics-based boss battle. Use your fingers to toss and fling the zombie clowns around, and smash them into the ground! Swap out different weapons and upload your score to the integrated leaderboards.

  • Non-stop 3D physics with dual stick shooting action. How many waves can you survive?
  • Blast the zombie clowns across the map using a variety of weapons and score multi-kill bonuses!
  • Power up the Carnage Meter for an outrageous killing spree!
  • Incredible art direction: amazing particle effects, soft shadows, ambient occlusion, and a day/night cycle take full advantage of the Windows Phone hardware.
  • Destroy the zombie clown car while it drives around the fairgrounds!
  • Epic, physics-based boss battles.
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Easter Smash, Free For Windows Phone 7

Easter Smash is the sequel to last year’s "smash" hit, Pumpkin Smash! The evil Dr. Genius has built a robot army, and he’s trying to use it to steal Cottontail Rabbit’s eggs. Launch an assortment of egg attacks against the robot horde. 30 levels of egg flinging mayhem! 5 epic boss battles against devious robotic creations! 12 different robots to battle, each with their own weaknesses!

Can you help Cottontail Rabbit protect the Easter eggs?

  • Charming hand drawn graphics and animation
  • 30 levels of increasingly challenging battles
  • Normal and Easy mode for each level
  • Attack with Plasma eggs, EMP eggs, and more!
  • 12 different robot types, each with unique weaknesses
  • 5 epic boss battles against Dr. Genius’s robot army
  • Score Combos and Multi-Kills for bonus points and extra egg rewards
  • Full musical soundtrack

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Pirate’s Plunder, Free For Windows Phone 7

Pirate's Plunder

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Become a pirate captain in search of the Pirate’s Plunder – a legendary box containing the location of the final resting place of the famed pirate known as The Howl Of The Wolf! Engage your enemies in classic path drawing, ship parking gameplay. Pursue the other pirate captains in action packed ragdoll physics boss battles. Take a break from the action on the lawless island of Tortuga where you can gamble your gold at the pirate slot machine. Anger the pirates and face off with them in a cannonball tossing mini-game. X marks the spot when you discover treasure maps and lose yourself in randomly generated mazes.

  • Beautiful hand drawn graphics and animation
  • Classic path drawing, ship parking gameplay
  • Lots of obstacles and powerups – Kraken monster, Royal Navy ships, merchant vessels, treasure, maps, tentacles, hurricanes, and more
  • Ragdoll physics boss battles – pick up, throw around, and blow up the pirate horde!
  • Increase your power and upgrade yourself in the Pirate Shop
  • Over 30 unique levels
  • 8 boss battles
  • Take on the Howl Of The Wolf in an epic endgame boss battle
  • Full musical soundtrack

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North Pole Invasion, Free For Windows Phone 7

North Pole Invasion is the highly anticipated expansion to Zombie Circus, the definitive ragdoll physics action game on Windows Phone. Continue the mayhem in the latest Zombie Circus adventure! The zombie clowns are back, and this time they’ve invaded the North Pole! The clowns are out to steal presents and ruin the holidays, so it’s your job to stop them. Use a variety of physics based weapons to stop their attack. Or use your fingers to toss and fling the zombies around! The choice is yours as you progress through 60 levels of ragdoll physics action.

  • Stellar art and animation
  • 60 progressively difficult missions of addictive physics action. Starts off easy before leading you into over the top action
  • The popular Survival Mode returns!
  • 9 unique zombie types, each with their own powers, plus 5 big bosses to battle!
  • 14 brand new physics based weapons to deal out massive damage to the zombie clown horde, including a couple returning favorites from the original Zombie Circus!
  • NEW Interactive weapons – tilt your phone to control them!
  • NEW Epic boss battles!
  • NEW Bonus rounds! Launch giant snowballs from Santa’s truck to smash ice skating zombie clowns!
  • Full musical soundtrack

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GlowPuff on the Web: www.glowpuff.com

Pumpkin Smash, Free For Windows Phone 7

Pumpkin Smash flies onto your Windows Phone in time for Halloween! Smash the ghoulish monsters before they steal your candy! Launch an assortment of pumpkin attacks against the monster horde. 30 levels of pumpkin flinging mayhem! 5 epic boss battles against your favorite movie monsters – Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, and more! 12 different monsters, each with their own weakness! Can you protect your candy?

  • Engaging hand drawn graphics and animation
  • 30 levels of increasingly challenging battles
  • Normal and Easy mode for each level
  • Attack with Fire pumpkins, Ice pumpkins, and more!
  • 12 different monster types, each with unique weaknesses
  • 5 epic boss battles against famous movie monsters!
  • Score Combos and Multi-Kills for bonus points and extra candy rewards
  • Full musical soundtrack

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Pumpkin Smash is FREE, enjoy!