Windows Phone 7 XBOX Avatar Awards Coming Soon

Announced at this years Gamescom was some news on features coming to Windows Phone 7 and one of them was that games will start allowing you to unlock Avatar Awards! One of the first games to have this feature will be “Chickens Can’t Fly”

Our job is to keep you up to date on all Avatar Award news so we will be sure to start covering Windows Phone 7!

Full feature list below.

  • Avatar Awardables: Like achievements—but wearable. Once unlocked, these items will automatically appear in your avatar closet and can be worn on your avatar’s sleeve as a badge of honor. “Chickens Can’t Fly,a forthcoming Xbox LIVE release, will be among the first titles to feature them.
  • Game Add-ons: In the Xbox LIVE title “Beards & Beaks,” players can purchase extra mushrooms and other items from within the game using Microsoft Points. In the months ahead, keep your eyes out for more titles in Marketplace that let you buy in-game add-ons and downloadable content like extra weapons or levels.
  • Parental Controls: The next release of Windows Phone gives parents more control of what content their child can access on Windows Phone, including M-rated (Mature) games. The first M-rated Windows Phone title,Splinter Cell: Conviction,” is scheduled to arrive in the Marketplace later this fall.
  • Fast Async: A new Xbox LIVE service coming this fall that improves gameplay for multiplayer, turn-by-turn (or asynchronous) Windows Phone games.

Today the Xbox team also unveiled 14 great new Xbox LIVE titles coming to
Windows Phone in the months ahead:

  • “Beards & Beaks: Cave Area” The turf war between gnomes and crows
    moves to the cave with 15 challenging new levels and where a new gnome ally and
    new enemies await.
  • “Bug Village” Build and nurture a colony of active ants and busy
    bees. Construct homes to attract playful bugs and direct them to the garden,
    where they can gather resources to expand your village. Small is beautiful in
    bug village.

Bug Village

  • “Burn the Rope” Burn as much rope as you can in this
    challenging puzzle game. The catch? Fire only burns upwards. So you’ll have to
    madly tilt and turn your phone to keep the flame alive.
  • “Chickens Can’t Fly” You’re a corporate scientist assigned
    to see what chickens are capable of, answering critical questions such as: Is
    there life after the butcher? Are chickens afraid of ghosts? Does frozen chicken
    get dizzy?

Chickens Can't Fly

  • “Collapse!” The blockbusting, color-matching excitement of
    “Collapse!” returns with award-winning gameplay, all-new customizable
    characters, and fantastic new foes.
  • “Gravity Guy” In a world where gravity laws were broken, a brave guy
    was held captive for defying the rules. Not happy, he decided to escape. Your
    job: guide him through a world of impossible mazes, flipping gravity at

Gravity Guy

  • “Farm Frenzy 2” If you think the big city is crazy, wait until you
    get a load of country life. Manage a wild and wacky farm by growing grass,
    feeding chickens, collecting eggs and taking your produce to market.
  • “Fight Game Rivals” Become the king of kings among tournament
    fighters around the world. Enter different tournaments on distinct locations,
    earn credits and unlock devastating attacks and skills.


  • “IonballEX”  A modern twist on a classic
    Breakout-style game, all delivered in a unique steampunk style.
  • “Kinectimals Mobile” Play with, care for, and fall in love with your
    very own Kinectimal cub. The hit Xbox 360 game comes to Windows Phone.

Kinectimals Mobile

  • “Mush” This puzzle platformer (and Windows Phone exclusive) gives you
    control over how your character feels. Change their emotions by drawing smiles
    and sad faces, and by rotating or shaking the phone.
  • “Orbital” An addictive puzzle game that challenges you to destroy as
    many orbs as possible.


  • “TextTwist 2” From Game House, creators of “Bounce Out” and
    “Collapse!”, comes a more cerebral challenge: How many words can you form in
    two-and-a-half minutes with a handful of random letters? Figure out the
    combination with the most letters and move to the next level.
  • “Toy Soldiers Boot Camp” Wage war on a tiny scale with four fun and
    addictive shooting gallery mini-games from “Toy Soldiers: Cold War”.

So which games are you looking forward to playing most?

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