Freddy beta offers much Unity3D gaming promise

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Although there's little here that's new in terms of gameplay, you can't help but smile at some of the animations, music and general UI touches on show in Freddy, an award winning (beta) title that's now available for trying and buying in the Store. More levels, more features and more languages are all promised by the year's end.

Apparently, Freddy won first place in 2013's Unity3D & Microsoft game contest, in the Windows Store category. From the Store description:

"Freddy" is a physics-based arcade game with great graphics, and fun and original gameplay. Help Freddy the frog through an adventurous world full of multi-colored poisonous balls that he really wants to eat. You need to keep Freddy away from the balls by dropping them into flasks. Collect special items, visit magical places and gain extra points by hitting flying nuts.

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The core gameplay element is drawing straight (temporary) lines on the screen, off which balls and other game elements bounce, the aim being to manipulate everything into test tubes, beakers, pipes and various other receptacles. Anything, as long as they don't fall to the bottom of the screen and get snared by Freddy's tongue.

Here's Freddy in action:

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Professional grade graphics throughout - on the right is an interactive magnifying glass, helping you work your way through various scenarios (level packs)

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As each gameplay element is introduced, on-screen instructions (as here) make things clear.

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A game in progress, here bouncing a purple ball off the line and then side into the right hand tube and about to bounce a timer power-up into the same.... (right) each power-up is introduced with a pop-up dialog.

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Angry Birds has a lot to answer for. Almost every game now has a 'three star' system, plus annotations and 'retry', etc. Still, the system does work. (right) Embedded in the game are social links and (here) to the game's own YouTube channel.

All an excellent start for this physics-based arcade puzzler. You can grab the beta trial version here in the Windows Phone Store.

Source / Credit: Windows Phone Store