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  1. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I was thinking we should have a "Universal Apps and Games List". These are apps and games in the Store that you can "buy once, download on compatible Windows devices too". We're starting to see more and more apps and games being published lately that are universal. With Windows 10 coming, Universal apps are going to be the new standard. Developers are going to start seeing the potential for this, and hopefully, consumers will soon follow. This is Microsoft's strategy to boost their mobile market share.. I think it's going to work!

    In my particular case, I can utilize carrier billing with my AT&T plan. On my phone, I can purchase apps, games, music, even whole albums and movies, and have it charged to my monthly bill, without ever having to worry about busting out my credit card to make a purchase. I'm especially delighted sometimes, when I get home and get on my desktop PC and discover that I can install apps or games on my PC that I've purchased on my phone. Universal apps and games are the most amazing thing!

    So I'll start the list of Universal games first. These are ones that I've purchased and/or downloaded myself, and is by no means a "complete" list of available universal apps and games.. Please add to the list, and let us know of any special gems that we're missing out on...

    (also let me know if anything in these lists turn out to be "not so universal", and I'll remove them from the list(s))

    note: some universal games require a touchscreen. (No keyboard/mouse support)


    Universal Games

    (links = Windows Phone version / PC version)

    Age of Empires - Castle Siege / PC
    Halo: Spartan Assault / PC
    Skulls of the Shogun / PC
    Pocket Tanks / PC
    Riptide GP2 / PC
    Royal Revolt 2 / PC
    Six Guns / PC
    Shoggoth Rising / PC
    Secrets and Treasures - The Lost Cities / PC
    Farmville 2 - Country Escape / PC
    Sonic Dash / PC (requires touchscreen)
    Cave Coaster / PC (requires touchscreen)
    Cloud Raiders / PC
    Daddy was a Thief / PC
    Despicable Me: Minion Rush / PC
    Dungeon Hunter 4 / PC
    Fast and Furious 6 - The Game / PC
    Chimpact 2 _ Family Tree / PC
    Beach Buggy Racing / PC
    Asphalt 8: Airborne / PC
    Asphalt Overdrive / PC
    Angry Birds Star Wars / PC
    Angry Birds Space / PC
    Blitz Brigade / PC
    Shine Runner / PC
    Modern Combat 5 Blackout / PC
    Hungry Shark Evolution/ PC
    Reaper/ PC
    MINI Motor Racing / PC
    Hyper Cell/ PC
    The Quest: Anniversary Edition/ PC
    Zombie HQ/ PC
    Microsoft Mahjongg / PC
    Heroes of Order & Chaos - Multiplayer online Battle / PC
    Fail Hard / PC
    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas / PC
    Ice Age Adventures /PC
    Salvage/PC
    The Quest: Anniversary Edition / PC
    Gunfinger/ PC
    Jetpack Joyride/ PC
    Major Mayhem/ PC
    Maleficent Free Fall/ PC
    Medieval Apocalypse/ PC
    Rogue Tiles/ PC


    Universal Apps

    PLEX / PC
    Movie Moments / PC
    Movie Creator Beta / Windows PC version currently MIA
    Adobe Photoshop Express / PC
    Touch Retouch / PC
    Skype / PC
    MSN Health and Fitness / PC
    MSN News / PC
    MSN Food and Drink / PC
    MSN Travel
    / PC
    MSN Weather / PC
    MSN Finance / PC
    MS Remote desktop / PC
    Xbox Music / PC
    Xbox Video / PC
    Xbox SmartGlass / PC
    CNet / PC
    Twitter/ PC

    Windows reading list / PC
    Weave News Reader / PC
    UC Browser / PC
    My Study Life
    CBS News
    A&E
    Comedy Central
    History
    Lifetime
    VH1
    Music Deals (XBM)
    Watch ABC
    Watch TBS
    Watch TNT
    FlipBoard
    Wunderlist
    PicsArt - Photo Studio
    Channel 9
    Tapatalk
    ArcSoft Showbiz
    CNet
    Nook
    Kindle
    Sketchable
    Touchmail
    NBC Sports Extra
    UrbanSpoon
    KVADPhoto+
    Dropbox
    Fotor
    Photo Editor
    Discovery Channel
    Shazam
    Fhotoroom
    PhotoFunia
    Fresh Paint
    Music Maker Jam
    Pulseway
    Last edited by Ed Boland; 12-15-2014 at 12:43 PM.
    12-08-2014 08:12 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    This thread will make a LOT of users happier and more productive.

    Great idea. Thanks for getting the ball rolling on this!!!

    Have fun updating the first post as the tips roll in.
    12-08-2014 11:38 AM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    12-08-2014 11:55 AM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar
    This thread will make a LOT of users happier and more productive.

    Great idea. Thanks for getting the ball rolling on this!!!

    Have fun updating the first post as the tips roll in.
    Thanks! I'll keep the first post updated no problem. I'm actually thinking about going down the list and making each entry a hyperlink to it's respective app in the store. ;)

    Just think though, once Windows 10 comes out, and both stores converge into one and the same, we'll be able to cross everything off the list and replace it with one word; "Everything" :D
    Laura Knotek and Guytronic like this.
    12-08-2014 12:14 PM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I'm actually thinking about going down the list and making each entry a hyperlink to it's respective app in the store. ;)
    This is going to take some doing... *rolls up sleeves*
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    12-08-2014 12:34 PM
  6. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Updated first post with some links. I'll add the links a little at a time..
    12-08-2014 04:59 PM
  7. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Added more links... tedious!

    Almost halfway through the existing games list.
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    12-08-2014 08:36 PM
  8. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Finished linking up the "Universal Games" section!

    Please let me know if any links are not working, are incorrect, or are not universal apps.

    Again, this is by no means a complete list. These are just known universal games and apps that I've tried personally. I'll be posting new ones as I find them.

    Have any Universal Games or Apps you'd like to add to the list? Let us know and I'll add them to the first post.

    .
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-12-2014 08:33 PM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    Awesome effort Ed!
    Thanks for jumping into this my good man!
    Ed Boland likes this.
    12-12-2014 09:28 PM
  10. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Awesome effort Ed!
    Thanks for jumping into this my good man!
    Thanks! Of course.. anything for my favorite forum community and the platform that I love!
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-12-2014 09:48 PM
  11. Paulo Bastos's Avatar
    Rogue Tiles
    apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/rogue-tiles/ab30dacc-6d8b-4329-a608-1e6360d11518
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    12-15-2014 10:02 AM
  12. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Rogue Tiles
    apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/rogue-tiles/ab30dacc-6d8b-4329-a608-1e6360d11518
    Added to the first post! Thanks!

    And speaking of "first post", welcome to Windows Central! Nice to have you!
    Last edited by Ed Boland; 12-15-2014 at 12:45 PM.
    12-15-2014 12:18 PM
  13. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Added more links...
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    12-15-2014 12:44 PM
  14. nCogNeato's Avatar
    It seems the Angry Birds games are no longer universal. I have purchased them on Windows Phone long ago, but the Windows 8 store wants to charge me $3.49 each.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    02-07-2015 03:46 AM
  15. Ed Boland's Avatar
    It seems the Angry Birds games are no longer universal. I have purchased them on Windows Phone long ago, but the Windows 8 store wants to charge me $3.49 each.
    I see. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Also thank you for reminding me that I need to finish the links in the first post.
    02-12-2015 04:23 PM

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