One of the most popular and universally acclaimed games on the iPhone/iPad, Pocket God by Bolt Creative, is coming to Windows Phone 7 this holiday season.
Basically, you are a god-like figure in the game who rules an island of Pygmies.
Well, I'm sold!
Wielding your powers for either good or evil, the game looks like a ton of fun with a brilliantly warped sense of humor (see Bolt's "From the suggestion box" video). With over 30 free updates delivered as "episodes", the developers have won quite the following amongst fans and at least according to the press release (after the break), even a comic book had been made.
Oh and it's now on Android too, but whatever. Seriously though, the game looks to be quite a lot of fun as we currently don't have any "god" games yet, as far as we know.
File it under: nice things to say
Chris Walsh and co. are getting very close to releasing the very first side-loaded homebrew app for Windows Phone 7: ringtone loader.
This one is a bit complicated but it's real important for our international users or those who travel/swap SIMs a lot. Turns out, on a lot of unlocked/unsubsidized devices with Windows Phone 7 have Automatic Data Configuration (ADC) disabled by default.
Ilomilio is one of those great games (seriously, see our comprehensive review) that unfortunately AT&T grabbed a three-month exclusive on--well it's great if you're on AT&T but bad for the rest of the world.
The Windows Phone 7 launch has mostly gone off with few if any hitches for developers, but there will always be something bothering them and in this case, it appears to be a legitimate concern.
Only announced in September, Microsoft has kept true to their word and released the Visual Basic programming to for Windows Phone 7, allowing an even larger number of developers to jump in on the platform.
Although numbers are hard to come by, a blog post from online retailer MobilePlease shines some light on the poor sales of Windows Phone 7 so far. In the post, the large online retailer gives some details: