New Windows Phone 7 game 'DroppyPop' developed in Silverlight; Play it right now

One of the big sells withs Windows Phone 7 is the inter-language programming allowed between things like XNA, Silverlight and .NET.

A clear example of this is a demo of a game called 'DroppyPop' developed by Andy Beaulieu in Silverlight..

The beauty of such an approach is two-fold according to Andy:

  • It's faster to compile and run outside of the WP7 emulator
  • You end up with both a Windows and Web version

Think of it this way: instead of downloading a "trial version" of a game, he can just link you to a web version to try it out on first. Then if you want it "on the go" you can buy it for $0.99 in the Marketplace.

Case in point, just aim your browser here and play 'DroppyPop' right now.

Now don't get us wrong, this isn't so much a revolutionary game or even an amazingly compelling one, but the underlying concept of easy code portability and having a web-based version of the same game is quite impressive, if we say so ourselves. 


Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • what you mean to a lesser extent .net? .net is the whole reason wp7 exists. hell, without .net, silverlight isn't even possible and for god sakes xna is not a language, its a library
  • I write those things to anger the neck beards in our audience.
  • hehe Your 'O' from "developed" moved to "DroppyPop" in the second paragraph...
  • lmao, will fix that later when I'm not mobile! I subconsciously really wanted to write that too...
  • This is good news for all gamers. Nowadays playing game is all most everyone's hobby, many of us love to play daily different games. I had not play this game uptill now but love to play this. In DroppyPop, you control a rag doll which is falling through an endless sky of balloons.
  • Good for the gamers. i love to play games, i had not play this game but surely will play that in coming day
  • Great concept ms... WP7= FTW