To celebrate reaching 10,000 apps in the Marketplace Web Services UK is running a special promotion on the price of one of the first apps to hit the platform from the UK, Shove Halfpenny,down to just 79p (99c).
Back in 2009, before the release of the Windows Phone SDK this game was one of the first games prototyped specifically for the platform in the UK. The production of this early PC based Silverlight version meant that this was one of the first independently produced Apps to be show working on the early Windows Phone 7 prototype hardware devices.
Shove Ha’Penny is a fun family orientated pub strategy game from the UK. Play takes place on a board with the objective being to ‘shove’ coins such that they come to a halt between the parallel lines painted on the board. The game can be played by 1 or 2 players (or teams) with play lasting a matter of seconds, minutes or even hours, as desired (the game will automatically save when the phone is used for other purposes and resume where it left off).
A rolling score is maintained along with an indication of the efficiency of each player (expressed as a percentage of the coins they have scored with). Different coins can be chosen (UK, US and European) and a full set of rules (this is a simple game) are included.
In case there is any doubt, scoring coins are marked with a green blob, and non scoring with red. Behind the game a sophisticated physics engine gives play a surprisingly realistic element to gameplay.
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