Popfly Games: Now With High Score Tracking!

Yesterday afternoon we updated Popfly with arguably the most fun feature yet for both viewers and game authors.  Popfly games automatically track scores, wins, and losses for the people who play the games.  If you browse to http://www.popfly.com/Profile/Achievements.aspx, you can see your stats and find out about popular games you haven’t played yet:   On…


New Game Creator features are now live!

A few hours ago we released our 20th major update to Popfly, which includes our first update to the game creator since it was released just over a month ago.  There are tons of new features for you game creators out there, so I want to highlight them for you: 1. The new “color swapper”…


Popfly Game Creator Sample: Type Type Revolution

I’m here at Maker Faire, getting ready to demo the Popfly Game Creator, and here’s a new game I just created:       You can click “tweak” to see how I created it, make changes, and save it as your own.  But here’s a quick summary of what I did: I made the A, S, D, and F buttons…


Popfly Game Creator! (What I’ve been doing the last 6 months)

At the end of last year, my team was nice enough to let me start working on a Silverlight-based casual game creator for Popfly, one that makes it easy to create a variety of games with no coding experience required.  And here it is!  For the past 2-3 months we’ve had two additional developers, a…


.NET Rocks!

I was fighting off a cold and perhaps not always thinking straight, but here I am on episode #314 of .NET Rocks!


Today’s ego boosts

PC World has just named Popfly one of the “25 Most Innovative Products of the Year” WPF Unleashed has just been nominated for a 2007 Jolt Product Excellence Award, which recognizes “the most innovative, trend-making, ahead-of-the-curve products” Obviously I’m really pleased and grateful about both of these developments, as both of these products have been a…


Popfly public beta!

As Steve Ballmer announced this morning, Popfly (my day job) is now open to the public!  All you need is a Windows Live ID.  This morning I decided to use Popfly to show a noticeable trend in my books: Tip: Click MashOut -> Tweak this from the little overlay to experiment with customizing this little…


A guessing game created with Popfly

The credit for this idea goes to Tim Rice, a superstar developer I have the pleasure of working with every day.  The game is simple: Try to guess which of the listed locations is pictured by selecting the choice in the dropdown. This was created by grabbing recent posts from Twitter, extracting the locations, plopping…


Yes, I’m on the Microsoft Popfly Team!

It’s been an exciting year!  As John sums up, I joined him almost a year ago (when he was a team of one) and had a blast creating and constantly evolving a prototype of what is now Microsoft Popfly.  During 2006, we demoed it again and again to one executive after another.  Last fall, I got…