日前，澳大利亚独立开发商Halfbrick工作室的手机游戏《水果忍者》（Fruit Ninja）称雄Windows Phone 7游戏排行榜，该工作室也因此十分看好WP7，并将其称为“下一个最有影响力的手机平台”。
他表示，WP7有一套完善的游戏管理机制，Xbox Live Arcade主要推广微软旗下的游戏，独立开发商如果要让自己的作品成为Windows Phone的官方推荐游戏，就必须先与微软的客户经理联系，通过微软认证后才能如愿，“微软的团队会对游戏进行测试，这样你就免不了跟他们反复交涉。”
据称《水果忍者》在上周拉斯维加斯的美国消费电子产品展(Consumer Electronics Show)上，还被微软CEO史蒂夫·鲍尔默（Steve Ballmer）数次点名，成了微软发言人的重要演讲内容之一。（本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译，转载请注明来源：游戏邦）
Windows Phone ‘the next big mobile platform’
Australian independent outfit Halfbrick has hailed Windows Phone 7 as “the next big mobile platform”, days after the studio discovered its Fruit Ninja game has topped the mobile’s games chart.
The studio’s marketing director Phil Larsen told VG247 that Fruit Ninja is currently “the number-one selling game on Windows Phone 7” following its December 22nd release.
Yet, despite his optimism for the platform, Larsen still has reservations for Windows Phone development.
“The challenge for developing for Windows Phone is you need to accommodate for different devices with different specs,” he said.
Microsoft’s new phone OS is currently available on ten separate smartphone handsets, from manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung.
Diversity of hardware has previously been cited as a development challenge on Google’s rival OS, Android.
Larsen added that gaining spotlight status on Windows Phone’s online store requires additional dev time – though there’s no guarantee a game will be featured:
“Microsoft, for Windows Phone 7 specifically, has managed portfolios of games. Like Xbox Live Arcade there are only so many slots to have their featured game,” he said.
“They also have the indie games, which anyone can release, but if [you want to release] an official Windows Phone game you have to go through Microsoft certification, dealing with their account managers.
“They have their team testing, and you communicate with them back and forth.”
Despite the additional challenge of developing for the device, Larsen believed there are “no real barriers” for indies working on Windows Phone 7.
Fruit Ninja was last week highlighted by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, as part of his Microsoft keynote speech.（source:develop-online）