Category Archives: Windows Phone 7 Games

Featured Windows Phone Game – Imperium a free RPG

Imperium Windows Phone GameIntroducing Imperium!, the first free RPG turn-by-turn game for Windows Phone created by indie game studios, NeuralGames.

Imperium is an exciting world where you are able to conquer and train more than 60 Imperators in your quest to defeat the evil Imperators and save the world. With fun but challenging battles, you’ll have to make your way through a number of Tournaments.

Over 60 Imperators are available for you to obtain in battle and train them to defeat the evil Imperators.

Imperium is always a growing community! Always be on the look out for Special events and Prizes.

You can find Imperium for FREE at the Windows Phone Marketplace 




WP7 App Spotlight – Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie Apocalypse for Windows Phone 7Released about a week ago into the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, Zombie Apocalypse made by BeatonPath is a fantastic and highly addictive Zombie Tower Defense game.

At the time of this post, Zombie Apocalypse is currently 208/7075 in the games category and 489/50801 overall in the windows phone 7 marketplace with an average rating of 4.5 stars. This is one game you do not want to skip by.

This is the description of the game:

Zombies have overrun the earth
You are in charge of defending your camp of survivors and your family from invading zombies
Place your defenses carefully.  Some walk…some run…and some even fly
Best of luck protecting humanity in this zombie tower defense game.
Try this addictive tower defense game with the added thrill of zombie killing.
Game Features:
5 different zombie invaders

5 different tower guns

5 levels of varying difficulty
Upcoming features:
I plan on increasing the different zombies, tower guns and additional levels as time goes by.  I will also be providing a demo video of the game.

With an update (v1.1) already on the marketplace, you can see this game is constantly upgrading and making a better game experience for all of us.

Zombie Apocalypse is an amazing game and is completely FREE!, we rarely see a great game like this for free at the marketplace.

Please do yourself a favor a get Zombie Apocalypse for Windows Phone 7 at the Marketplace

Making Money with Windows Phone 7 Apps & Games

We welcome the new year 2012 with open arms! and it gives us a chance to look back and see how we did in 2011 in Windows Phone 7.

For us (Neuralnet) 2011 was our break out year, actually we started in May with a couple of apps and kept a continuous pace in developing app. We did not have a one-hit wonder game or app that made us a lot of money in one month, we grind it out every month making apps, (at this time we have 38 apps in the marketplace) and we saw that every month we doubled our impressions and revenue. (keep in mind that ALL of our apps are Free Ad-based) which we think is a better way in the type of apps we make.

2011 Neuralnet's Impressions and Revenue

As you can see, we don’t have any data before May, and every month we doubled our impressions until we reached the 2k ~ 3k impressions mark. As we reached the end of the year we made 11k in revenue, now you may think “That’s not a lot”, but if you consider that we reached the 3k impressions a month and keep it, we should be able to make over 40k by the end of the year. Of course, the beauty about making apps for Windows Phone 7 is that you can grow as much as you want, there is no limit on how much you can make.

During the month of August, we had pretty succesful app in Windows Phone 7 called Mortal Kombat Tactics and we decided to develop that app into the largest mobile market share platform Android.

The results have been fantastic for Windows Phone 7, as we go and do talks about Designing in WP7 and How to make money, one of the points we make is that “Bigger Market Share does not equal Bigger Revenue” and we have seen a couple of different posts about this.

Mortal Kombat Tactics WP7 App

Windows Phone 7 Mortal Kombat Tactics App in 2011

Impressions = 234,936 | Revenue = $174.23 (is not HUGE, but is a small app, for a niche group of people)

Android Mortal Kombat Tactics App in 2011

Impressions = 65,599 | Revenue = $22.67

So what have we learned from last year?

When you are building an app, make it original (in features and content if possible) and Do Not send your app half way done. This to us has been extremely critical and we have experienced this as well. When you are building an app, make it as complete as you can in order to make a GREAT first impression to all of your potential users. Don’t think you are going to send it half way done in order to do updates, trust me, make it as complete as you can, and a lot of users are going to give you feedback with brand new ideas that you can do to your app.

We Love building apps for this amazing platform that is Windows Phone 7, and we look forward to an exciting 2012! we have a lot of great ideas and we’ll continue to share our experiences with everyone out there!

Featured WP7 App – Astral Battles

This free WP7 game is an amazing and highly addictive game made by Egor Bogatov, and I believe is the first “card game” for the Windows Phone 7 (if there is another, please let me know on the comments below).

The design of this game is simple, intuitive and very responsive to touch. The objective of this game is pretty simple, Defeat the opponent in a magical duel by summoning creatures and castings spells using four elements: Fire, Water, Air, Earth + one special.

Astral Battles Screenshot on Windows Phone 7

You have different types of mode in this game:

– Tournament – Player vs Player (hot-seat)

– Player vs A.I. (quick battle)

– Campaign (will be available in v. 1.5)

– Online duel + statistics (will be available in v. 2.0)

This is an awesome game for the Windows Phone 7, and is very addictive if you like these types of games and like I said.. You can’t beat a Free Game!

If you like this game, you can grab it at the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace