Tentacles Xbox Live game gets updated for Mango

We can now add Tentacles to the growing list of games and applications being updated for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The game now support fast application switching but other than that I didn’t notice any major change. This update should also tone down the games difficulty level and hopefully the game saves bug too. Don’t forget to check my interview with the developers in case you missed it a few weeks ago. Also note that the Samsung Now hub has also been updated today to version 2.5.

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Tentacles for Windows Phone 7 Interview: in-depth look at how the game was created

A little bit less than a month ago one of the best overall mobile game hit the Windows Phone 7 platform and when such a thing happens it’s always inserting to get some insight on how the whole project came to fruition. I fired off several question to Press Play studios, developers of Tentacles and previously Max & the Magic Marker to learn a bit more about their development process and pipeline which consists of creating the game in the Unity 3D engine then converting/porting it to XNA. Check out the whole interview after the break:

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Tentacles Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live games released: Hands on video

This weeks Xbox Live enabled game for Windows Phone 7 is Tentacles by Press Play (the developers behind Max and the Magic Marker) and I’m pleased to tell you its one hell of a nice game. The game lets you control a microscopic eye fitted with 4 tentacles; 3 are used to move by sticking to the walls and one to grab objects,items or enemies. As you will see in the video below the game looks really good thanks to it’s real-time 3D graphics and performances without any problem (on my Omnia 7 running Mango). The tentacles physics simulation is also top notch and makes up for some really interesting situations later in the game. The game include 40 different levels and is priced at $4.99 in the Marketplace.

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Windows Phone 7 Mango Games Hub detailed

The Windows Phone team has just posted a new blog post today detailing the new Games hub found in windows Phone 7 Mango. There shouldn’t be anything you haven’t heard of before but it’s a good read just in case you didn’t really pay attention to this particular part of the new OS. The new improvements and addition make the hub more consistent with the overall Mango experience and integrate most of the features that where previously only available via the Xbox Live Extras application:

- Improved Collection view
- New 3D Avatar
- Connect with Xbox LIVE friends
- Improved game request notifications
- Improved Spotlight content
- Improved Xbox LIVE messaging
- Edit your profile
- Improved Spotlight Content

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