HTML 5: Irate Dolphins, storyboarding

As usual in the development cycle there are so may tools that can be used. Paper and Pen/Pencil, for many good designers the way to go.  Since I am not a good designer, rather a lazy guy, after all I want to do is go swimming in the ocean and then hang out goofing off,…


Silverlight 4 based Platformer level designer using Azure

Really.  David Rousset a fellow blogger make this a couple of years ago, and it works with the Windows Phone 7 XNA Platformer.  Wow.  You didn’t really think I would write anything new.  Ok, I might, but right now it will be for Kinect or Windows 8.  These links are at: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davrous/archive/2010/07/22/silverlight-4-xna-platformer-level-editor-for-windows-phone-7-overview-1-4.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davrous/archive/2010/07/24/sl4-xna-platformer-level-editor-for-wp7-details-on-the-silverlight-app-2-4.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davrous/archive/2010/07/30/sl4-xna-platformer-level-editor-for-wp7-azure-storage-3-4.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/davrous/archive/2010/08/01/sl4-xna-platformer-level-editor-for-wp7-the-xna-game-4-4.aspx…


Expression Blend 4: Gaming the system: Moving an object on the screen

We all know that guy who is always gaming the system, it’s so irritating, you don’t quite know how he does it, and his career kind of sucks, but somehow he figures it out.  Of course in software there are a lot of people who game the system, here is a clue: Software is about…

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Using Silverlight with an Apple Mac? Why? Give Expression Blend a try

Wow, can a Mac shop do silverlight development?  Is Expression Blend better than Flash?  Zoom over to the URL to read an older article about a Mac only shop that gave Silverlight a try.  http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/ee662147 Now that Silverlight has improved since then, as well as the Expression Blend tool, you can give Expression Blend 4…

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Silverlight Game Engine?

Every once in awhile I look around for a Silverlight Game Engine.  When I do a search and I get the Popfly Game Engine toward the top of the search return, it shows that there isn’t much activity.  Why?  Popfly is dead.  The engine could be useful but it isn’t really functional.  It appears that…


Testing your game: Determining the Game Playability

Playability and usability are two different things, but are closely related, here are some heuristics that could be used in creating a game survey. Is the player’s time wasted? Does the game handle interruptions Can the player control sound and game play depending on the environment Use common styles Help the player The device UI…


Silverlight: Quick and Dirty UX Testing

Testing always get my reader, yes you are the only reader of this blog, so thank you for viewing this blog, it makes me happy, sooo excited.  But really, it is something that the people who hire developers like to find if you know anything about testing, so view this video to find out about…


Silverlight 5: 3D, What the HECK!

This fresh video is just for your summer viewing!  Don’t read this, click the video, amazing stuff. You might want to download the Babylon Engine and Toolkit from: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Babylon-3D-engine-f0404ace And toolkit: http://babylontoolkit.codeplex.com/ Have fun, let me know about any links to your beautiful code!


Working with animations on the Windows Phone

This video is useful because it covers how to create a game concept and maintain your design vision.  Game Loop and other important things are covered. Note: there is no example code, so follow the video carefully.

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