Alexey Balchunas, a student at Yaroslavl State University in Russia, developed a Windows Phone game as part of the Imagine Cup 2011 Game Design – Mobile competition. Alexey and his teammates (CRS Team consists of Alexey Balchunas,  Alexander Vovnenko and Maria Bukharina) attended the Imagine Cup worldwide finals in New York City this July.

Alexey BalchunasName: Alexey Balchunas

Alias: bleshik

School: Yaroslavl State University

Location: Russia

Favorite Dev tools: Visual Studio, Resharper, XNA Game Studio (WP7 bundle especially), SQL Server Management Studio

Favorite snacks: Hmm, I love chips and fries.

Current App project: Cleaney

Description: The main character is a smile called Cleaney. He tries to make his world cleaner collecting garbage. Due to the fact that Cleaney has no arms and legs, he only can roll and grimace. The player has to move him around the world like a soccer ball, bouncing off walls. Cleaney shows his displeasure but it's all for making the world a better place.

Something Fun about yourself: I'm the greatest “Kinect” dancer (love “Dance Central”).

For more details about our student developer of the week and developing apps for Windows Phone available here. Download Alexey's app and give it a try!