Video shows Windows Phone game ported to Windows 8

The planned release of the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 on February 29 will have a number of apps available for users to try out via the Microsoft Store. Hopefully one of those apps will be the Windows 8 version of AlphaDrops, a word puzzle game that was originally made for Windows Phone 7. In a recent video, the developer of AlphaDrops, Rick Walrond, demos the Windows 8 version of the game.

The port was running on the Windows 8 Developers Preview version on the Samsung slate device that was given to attendees of Microsoft's BUILD conference in September. Walrond said it took about two weeks to port the single player version of AlphaDrops from Windows Phone 7 to Windows 8 and that it shares about 90 percent of the code. The multiplayer portion of the game has yet to be ported to Windows 8.

Walrond also states in the video that the Windows 8 port shares scoreboard and leaderboard info with the Windows Phone 7 version. In other words, when your play the Windows 8 game, your scores will be uploaded and you can compare your scores to both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7 users.

So far there's no official word if Alphadrops will be included in the Windows Store lineup when the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is released later this month.

Thanks to Guest_Jay for the tip

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