“Smiles” for Windows Phone 7

Smiles is a matching-puzzle game developed by London, Ontario-based Mike Kasprzak that you’ll probably see in Windows Phone Marketplace. It’s got the gameplay, graphics, animation, sound and music that you’d expect from a puzzle game, and unlike most puzzle games with falling objects, rotating the phone changes the direction in which the pieces fall (this can get you out of a tight spot). This video shows Mike playing Smiles on a Samsung “Taylor” prototype Windows Phone 7 device that we loaned him so he could properly test it.

Mike got the opportunity to deploy his app to a real live Windows Phone (hard to come by – you could cut off both your pinkies and still have enough fingers and toes to count all the Windows Phones we have) and the opportunity to show off his app at the Windows Phone 7 blogger night in Toronto and here on this blog because he contacted me. If you’ve got a Windows Phone 7 app that’s done or nearly done, Drop me a line before October 18th and let’s see what we can do to make you a mobile app rock star!

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.