Just got word that my very first game, Tile Tumble*, has been released for the Windows Phone 7! I’m a Microsoft Developer, so while WP7 is not the most widespread platform, it behooves me to stay up to date with the technology. Writing for the phone is basically writing Silverlight or WPF, which I’m familiar with.
Tile Tumble is a basic word search game where you build words based on adjacent tiles. You’re racing against the timer because when it runs out, the bottom row tumbles away and you’re given a new row at the top. Each cycle, the timer gets shorter and shorter. If you don’t spell a new word (words can only be used once per game!) before the timer runs out on you, you get a danger tile. Use it before it drops off the bottom or the game ends! If you get stuck, hit Shuffle Tiles. It’ll wipe out the grid, reset your time, and get rid of any danger tiles you might have. You only get to use that 3 times, so save it until you need it.
Version 1.1 will have special tiles for added bonus points. Eventually, there will be other tiles such as one that randomly changes letters and others that cause havoc should you use them. Hopefully enough people enjoy this simple game. It’s free but it has advertisements on the screen to cover costs.
If you have a Windows Phone 7, give it a look and let me know what you think!
*Link may not be live