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 is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.
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
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