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December 27, 2014

6 Windows Phone apps with fantastic festive updates

Christmas has come and gone, but many of us are still in the holiday spirit. The scent of pine, a crackling fireplace, plenty of food – what’s not to love about the holiday season?

If you’re like us and not quite ready to let go of your Santa hat and candy canes just yet, take a look at these apps that have been updated with festive holiday add-ons that make a group of great apps even greater. You’ll have to be quick though, as many are only here for a limited time!


What is it: SongArc is a music-based game in which you tap your phone’s screen in time to the tune as notes fall.

What’s new: Registered beta users of SongArc recently got a taste of what’s to come in the game’s upcoming update, which will be available for all users soon. Updates include a redesigned UI, lots of new music, a new tutorial, enhancements to gameplay and Editor, and many more small but cool tweaks. SongArc is a challenging and addictive game that’s perfect for music lovers, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.



What is it: StayFilm is an automatic film creation app that lets you turn your stories into films with visual effects and cinematic quality.

What’s new: StayFilm’s latest version makes it even easier to automatically create films using photos from your social networks and photo library with a ton of bug fixes for the Album Manager and configuration page. Offline browsing of the app, a more stable file upload, and text translations also add to a more enjoyable and smooth app experience. The updates have come just in time to create festive films from all of your holiday photos, and best of all, it’s free.


Permia Duels

What is it: Permia Duels is an exciting strategy game filled with combat and fantasy.

What’s new: Permia Duels publisher Seepia Games have released a Christmas Campaign that’s guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit, which includes a gift of 500 Qual for playing Permia and a Christmas booster in the store. If you want to take part in this campaign, you’ll need to be quick as it’s only around for December.



What is it: OverVolt is a miniature slot car racing game that lets you race others, customize cars, and be the ultimate winner.

What’s new: Winter has arrived at the OverVolt racing tracks, letting you race through snowy landscapes with Interactive Project’s latest holiday-themed update. Not only that, but the time-limited Special Pack also offers a number of perks, even letting you race with a super cool Santa sleigh.


Doodle God: Planet

What is it: A puzzle game in which you mix and match different combinations of fire, earth, wind and air to create a universe.

What’s new: The game that unleashes your inner god has gotten even better with new updates and new holiday content. In addition to the new holiday-themed quests and puzzles, recent updates include visual “Planet” Mode that lets you see your planet come alive, “Mission” Mode which offers new challenging puzzles, and availability in 13 new languages.


Perfect Kick

What is it: Perfect Kick is the ultimate soccer penalty shootout game, in which you can compete against players from around the world and become the king or queen of penalty shootouts.

What’s new: Perfect Kick developer Gamegou Limited has released a few new updates for the holidays including a spiffy Christmas stadium and a variety of Christmas items. Soccer fans should move quickly, as these awesome updates are only available for a limited time.


Did these 6 festive app updates do it for you? Jot your answer in the comments below, and feel free to let us know about your own favourite holiday updates.