For me, curling is that sport that you watch during the winter Olympics and you’re not sure why , but you watch more of it than you expect. Anyway, a new game called Curling3D is now in the Marketplace and it’s an existing iOS game that seems to have solid graphics. here’s the official WP7 description:

Are you a curling fan? Then try this Ultra-Realistic, 3D, Curling Simulation Game. You’re not a curling fan? Try Curling3D anyway and you’ll fall in love with curling and our game. C

urling3D is one of the best curling simulation games for one or two players.

Curling3D attempts to simulate the excitement of the game by incorporating many aspects of the actual sport. Fundamentally, curling is about force, mass, friction, momentum, rotation and collision. The app exploits the sophisticated physics engine built into the WP7 OS to generate a convincing simulation of all these elements as they interact. In the terminology of curling, the weight is the velocity of the stone; the turn is the rotation of the stone (which affects its trajectory); and the line is the direction of the throw or delivery. Curling3D allows the player to continuously and independently control all three, permitting advanced tactics such as the guard, takeout, and tap. In addition, the app allows the player to sweep the ice while their stone is moving, adjusting trajectory after the delivery.

Feature Highlights: * Realistic, hi-res, 3D simulation of Curling * Complete control of force, direction, and rotation of the stone * Advanced features permit tactics used in actual play of the game called "chess on ice" * Detailed instructions for gameplay * Can be played by one player against the computer, or two players against each other * Exploits advanced physics engine of WP7 OS to simulate realistic motion * Easy and intuitive controls * Incorporates the true rules of curling * Player vs. computer (artificial intelligence) with three levels of difficulty * Multiplayer gameplay for two players * A variety of character models * Choice of player sex and 12 countries for teams * Scoring of intermediate and total results * Detailed graphics and animation * Excellent sound design

Try it… you won’t be disappointed.

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The one big downside of the WP7 version is that there’s no trial version and it’s $4. Anyway if you’re into curling and check it out, share with the group.

You can see it here in the Marketplace.

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