Silverlight Games: Using F#

Wow, I really like the new Expression 3.0 Blend, you can build games using no code!  What a lot of fun.  But what if you want to extend the code, you can easily use VB or C#, or both!  But what if you want to do something more functional, like maybe you need to do…

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Designing Web Based Games: If I taught a class here is the syllabus I would use

Introduction to Web Based Games (working title) This is an introduction course to web game design, studying the art, technology, and science involved in the creation and development of video games. The course covers ·         Web game history ·         game design theory ·         design of computer-based games ·         delivery systems ·         development cycle, case studies…

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Silver Putt

  I LOVE Miniature Golf, and Silver Putt uses a basic Miniature Golf for the design, and NAILS IT.  You can create your own miniature golf course, the editor is a little clunky, but not too bad, and I sure as heck couldn’t do better.  I come away from this game with a feeling that…

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Battle Billards

I usually don’t like Pool games on the computer, the cues are weird or the bounces of the balls is wrong.  Not the case with Battle Billards, although the robot competitor is a little to good and that ruins the addiction.  Good music.  I like Wheelz better than Battle Billards but it is a close…

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Wheelz

  This is a fun game, similar in the simplest level to linerunner, but not the same game play, along with the simple jazz in the background, this game is like a drug, without the hangover or cost. If you are going waste your time playing any game, this is the one for you want…

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Play with your Peas

Great concept, I have often thought about how to use the Expression Designer to build a game to play with my Peas.  This is not that game, the sound effects are cool, and the building goes well, but then… The darn peas are either quite shy or there is a bug in the game that…

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Vector Space Armada: Review

Another Silverlight based game at the excellent site: Mashooo  Vector Space Armada, sounds good. The initial feeling was one of the 1980s and playing the vector games in an arcade.  Then my mouse ran away from the screen and the little vector space ship went away from the training track.  This lowered the fun factor. …

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Review of Terminator

Another silverlight based game at the excellent site: Mashooo The Terminator game had a good feel to it, and an excellent menu that blocks you from going to levels before you are trained, which is a good thing.  The initial level felt like it could have been a road rally, frogger, etc. which would have…

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Have a happy 4th of July! Be Safe! Build a Silverlight application

Building a Silverlight Fireworks program would be just the thing.  I did my usual search for a project that already is build and found a great site that compares Flash and Silverlight, both create a fireworks display!  You get to compare the two side by side, I won’t, because I am focused on Silverlight, but…

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Creating a Model Project for your game design

With some versions of VS 2010 you are able to create UML projects, if you are a student in a science, technology, engineering or math class you have access to the full version of Visual Studio 2010 Team System through MSDNAA, if you do not have access, it is because of your school administration.  Please…

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