Grow

If your Windows Phone 8 device has NFC (Near Field Communication) support, you may want to take a look at the Windows Phone game Grow.

Grow is a simple game where your success is dependent on how much you use NFC. You have a potted plant that grows the more you use your NFC and as a bonus, you can view the map (little icon in the upper right corner) to find additional Grows for bonus plant food.  Grow comes across as a game that is part virtual pet and part scavenger hunt.

Grow isn't an action packed game for your Windows Phone but if you've been looking for an excuse to use your NFC on your Nokia Lumia 920 or HTC 8X, Grow might fit the bill.

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Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Gone Fishing

WPCentral's collection of Windows Phone fishing games

There are a handful of fishing games over on the Windows Phone Marketplace that might help you get through the days when you can't escape to your favorite fishing hole. These games may not replace the relaxation of being in a boat on the water trying catch that trophy fish brings, but they can be decent time wasters.

These fishing games stood out from the crowd and we think they would be nice additions to your Windows Phone gaming library.  Still, we may have missed a title or two and if that's the case, it shouldn't reflect poorly on that game. If we've missed something, feel free to share with the crowd in the comments below.

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We covered the fish-feeding game Grow which came out about two weeks ago for Windows Phone and brought the great artwork and fun from Epic Pixel. The game has quickly racked up some outstanding reviews from new users and indeed, it is quite enjoyable.

One big complaint though that many had no trial quite the bummer for a $1.99 game. Sure, Epic Pixel is a reputable studio with multi-platform offerings but people want to try-before-they-buy, it's one of the main advantages of Windows Phone. While version 1.0 lacked this to many people's dismay, version 1.1 now has a trial-option leaving you little reason to not go grab this casual arcade game.

You can read our initial impressions of the game here or you can take those fish a spin for yourself. So go try it and holla if you like it. Pick it up here in the Marketplace.

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Right on cue, the Windows Phone game Grow has made it to the Windows Phone Marketplace today. As we mentioned before, Grow is a fish-eat-fish arcade game from Epic Pixel. The game is a cross over from the Android Marketplace and is Epic Pixel's first venture in the Windows Phone Marketplace.  Grow makes a nice first impression and is a nice addition to the Marketplace's gaming library.

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The other day we made mention of the upcoming Windows Phone game, Grow. Grow is an fish-eat-fish game that offers 78 levels of play that crosses seven environments. The game is due to launch on April 27th for $2.99.

We were recently informed by Epic Pixel, Grow's developer, that the Windows Phone game will now be offered for $1.99. A price that matches the cost of the full version over on the Android Marketplace.

After reading the comments on the press release, we decided the right thing to do is to lower the price of Grow to $1.99 to match the full price on the Android Market.

It's nice to see Windows Phone developers take consumer input into account and make adjustments to keep things equitable. Once Grow hits the Marketplace, we'll take a look at the game and share our impressions of things.

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Independent gaming developer Epic Pixel is scheduled to release their fish-eat-fish game Grow later this week. Grow has been a hit over on the Android Marketplace and based on the trailer video, it should see similar success here on the Windows Phone platform.

The goal is simple; eat everything in sight. You start in a jar, progress to an aquarium and eventually you'll end up in the ocean. Grow has 78 levels that spans 7 environments.  There is also a seven level survival mode to keep you on your toes.

 

To help you along the way there are power-ups and upgrades that can be unlocked. Six types of enemies will appear to try to ruin your day.  You have three options to move your fish around in the water.  You can use the Windows Phone tilt sensors, a virtual joystick or a touch-move set up. 

Grow is slated for release on April 27th for $2.99. We'll keep an eye out for the new Windows Phone game and follow up with our first impressions and Grow's Marketplace link.

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