Windows 10 ushers in the era of the Unified Windows Platform (UWP) which allows developers to truly write code once and then have it execute on any device running Windows 10. When described by Microsoft, (UWP) would essentially allow consumers to play a game on a PC and pick up where they left off on a mobile device for example. Microsoft is betting that this feature along with a potential market of over 1 billion devices will attract developers to the Windows 10 stable. That bet may already be paying off.
Game Insight, a mobile game developer, based in Vilnius, Lithuania is no strangers to the Windows Store. Game Insight's now host eleven game titles ranging from Airport City to 2020: My Country in the Windows Store currently. With a user base of 300 million across all platforms, making it one of the largest game developers in the world, the company is announcing four brand new Windows titles alongside the introduction of Windows 10:
- Running Shadow
- Paradise Island 2
- The Tribez & Castlez
- Maritime Kingdom
The games aren't in the store just yet, and the studio provided us with scant details on them, but they do say this about Running Shadow:
Running Shadow is a unique blend of fantasy RPG with a classic runner and features quick time combat sequences, super-human parkour feats and tense battles, evoking an immersion factor on par with top console games.
The total number of players in their Windows portfolio is currently over 14 million according to Anatoly Ropotov, CEO of Game Insight. They also inform us that the company will introduce more games in the future that will include "impressive 3D graphics".
If history is anything to go by, Windows 10 will be installed on more PCs than tablets. However, Microsoft is betting this time around that Windows 10 will be a much bigger success on mobile than Windows 8 was. For Microsoft's Windows 10 to be considered a viable mobile platform it is going to need more developers such as Game Insight to jump on board.