I mentioned in the last series of posts that I'd written a small Silverlight game for an internal competition. Well, I'm finally able to put it online, here it is:
It's very similar to the old Worms games (which I love!), but much simpler. The reason I used puppies? Because my colleague suggested "War On Terrier" as a name, and while "Wombat Combat" was better, it's really tough to draw a cute cartoon wombat.
I think that programmers in general find it difficult to share their code with others because they rarely feel it's good enough, and we're a judgmental lot. I am no exception :) But here's the code anyway:
Download the code
I know it's not great code, so here come the excuses: Zero up front planning went into it; it was written in 2-3 hour bursts over the course of a few weeks; it was my first Silverlight program.
Now that those are out of the way, let me point out what I found difficult in writing this game:
That having been said, it was alot of fun getting it to work. Here's what really needs to be added to the game:
I hope the code is useful to someone, and that it doesn't lead you too far astray. Feel free to do whatever you want with it; if you have any doubts or questions as to why I did something, post a comment. I'll likely answer: "Because I wasn't thinking straight at the time" :)