An indicator that a budding mobile OS is growing into acceptance is when game publishers started porting their top games for it. Such is the case of the Windows Phone when one of the top game publishers, Zynga, brings their best social games Words With Friends and Draw Something to WP7 users.
These games will initially be made available to Nokia Windows Phones through its own ‘Nokia Collection’ market before making its way to the Windows Marketplace.
"We’re delighted to bring these two key games to Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone consumers. The Windows Phone Metro UI will deliver an outstanding user experience to consumers, adding more great gaming titles to our rapidly growing portfolio from leading publishers," said Bryan Biniak, VP, Global Partnering & Application Development, Nokia.
The announcement underlines Nokia’s focus on delivering great, exclusive app and gaming experiences to Nokia Lumia consumers around the world. With 100,000 apps available today in Windows Phone Marketplace, Zynga’s Words With Friends and Draw Something will join other great mobile gaming experiences available on the Windows Phone platform.
If you haven’t played any of these games yet, it’s really worth a download.
Words With Friends is a word building game that challenges players to create the highest-scoring words while playing against family and friends or random opponents. Draw Something has a somewhat similar gameplay but you’ll draw something and have your friend guess it, like turn-by-turn Pictionary, but with friends from all over the world.
"Zynga focuses on bringing fun, social, and high-quality mobile social games across platforms and devices so players can enrich their play anywhere and anytime," said David Ko, Chief Mobile Officer for Zynga. "We constantly strive to listen to our players who help us focus on the platforms where they want to play. By partnering with top global brands such as Nokia and Windows Phone, we are able to reach more players with our franchise games."