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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7 new Xbox Live games for Windows Phone 7 announced at E3

Microsoft has just unveiled 7 new Xbox Live enabled games for Windows Phone 7 today at the E3 2011 show in Los Angeles: Top gun, Hasta La Muerte, Zomb1es, Splinter Cell, Tentacles, Beards & Beaks, Let’s Golf and Pac Man CE DX (which is already available on the Marketplace). There’s nothing really amazing of breath-taking here so just Hit the break for more info about the games and a videos:

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