Do you have a Windows phone? If so, here are five awesome games that I’ve been enjoying during the Holiday Swap with Microsoft Canada.
This is hands down my favourite game for the Windows phone. Now, I do realize it’s on many platforms now but I only started playing it after I got my Windows phone so it’s going in this blog post. The game is sort of nerdy (my fave) but it’s a lot of fun. Essentially, you combine elements together to create new elements and continue to combine those new elements with old elements to continuously create a pattern of new. The goal? To create life as we know it today.
Here’s the official description of Doodle God™:
What’s inside your iPhone? Circuits, microchips, batteries? No! Your iPhone is full of fire, water, earth and air! What do you do with your iPhone? Make calls, send texts, check emails? Boring! With Doodle God™ you can create storms, build armies, grow a civilization and… drink vodka!
Doodle God™ puts the power of creation in your hands. Mixing and matching different elements, work your way up, all the way from bacteria and beetles, to clay and ceramics, to tools, weapons and beyond! But beware, creating a whole world is not so easy – inventing the wheel might just end in a plague of zombies…
Don’t worry though; you’re not completely alone on your cosmic journey! Every time you successfully create a new item or procedure, you’ll also be rewarded with the wit and wisdom of some of the greatest philosophers and comedians! Clear, colorful graphics bring the rise and fall of mighty empires to your iPhone screen. Unleash your inner god with Doodle God™!
Find out more on Doodle God’s website.
I was first told about Wordament at a Microsoft Launch party and, since I didn’t have a Windows phone at the time and my Xbox wasn’t set up yet, I put it in the back of my mind as storage. When I was asked to be involved with the Microsoft Canada Holiday Swap, it was the first game that I downloaded. The goal is to find as many words as possible using only connected letters. You compete against other players from around the world. Really fun and really addictive.
Here’s the official Wordament® description:
Do you have two minutes to spare? Wordament® is a unique and highly addictive word game: a two-minute long word tournament where you compete in real-time, on the same board, against everyone else currently playing. Each board is unique and alternating rounds offer challenges such as two- and three-letter digram tiles and theme* puzzles. You can choose to go for the bonus points, try to find the most words possible or earn scoring bonuses by finding longer words. How you play and choose to compete is up to you!
Find out more on Wordament’s website.
This game is a great time waster and it’s a bit challenging too! The goal is to get water down to a little alligator, who is sitting in a bathtub, through sand, bubbles, moss and more. The levels get progressively harder (in some cases, they get too hard too fast) and you really need to plot out your moves before you start draining the water down toward the pipe that feeds the water in to the alligator’s bathroom. I was a bit skeptical at first because it was an app released by Disney (I thought it would be too childish) but it’s actually a lot of fun and great for all ages.
Here’s the official Where’s My Water description:
Where’s My Water? is a fun, simple – yet challenging – physics-based puzzle game featuring Swampy the Alligator and his quest to take a shower. In the app, players guide water through subterranean layers of earth into Swampy’s tub. With more than 140 levels and features such as lifelike water physics, richly detailed graphics, achievements, and humorous special effects, the game is one of the top-rated and top-selling apps available today. Since its launch, “Where’s My Water?” has been No. 1 in 30 different countries.
Find out more on the Where’s My Water website.
Word Twist, a game from Random Salad designed specifically for the Windows phone and the Windows Surface, is a game in which you twist a group of letters together to create words. The goal is to create as many as you can but in order to pass each level, you have to find the six letter word. It’s challenging and a lot of fun! The graphics could use some support but given that it’s a word game, it does the job.
Here’s the official Word Twist description:
Play Word Twist, a classic word game, available for free on Windows 8.
Try 4 different variations, including Classic, All or Nothing, Blind, and Kids modes. Want an even bigger challenge? Increase the difficulty and see if you can get those really tough words! Included is a full dictionary so you can always get a word’s definition.
Works great on all Windows 8 devices including the Microsoft Surface!
Find out more on Random Salad’s website.
Ragdoll Run is another game that is designed for the Windows phone environment. It combines a couple of games into one – a platformer style game with a rotating/twisting game – to add to the challenge. I also found that there was a bit of an homage to LittleBigPlanet in there too – the characters reminded me of that game.
Here’s the official Ragdoll Run description:
Easy to pick up. Impossible to put down.
Dawnbreak Studios presents a mind blowing new take on free-runners. Venture into a spectacular world of ragdolls and compete against the whole world online! Thanks to the colorful 3D graphics and intuitive gesture based game-play, this is the perfect game for both children and adults.
Find out more on the Windows Phone website.
Have a Windows phone? What other games should be on this list? I’d love some additional game inspiration! Leave it in the comments below.