Look Mom, I made you something:

Happy Mother's Day!

For those of you who are not my mom, the above game is my take on Plato's Allegory of the Cave (my Mom is a Philosophy and Religious Studies professor at the University of Idaho).  I made the game using Popfly Game Creator, the product I work on for the Non-Pro Developer Tools team at Microsoft.  You can use the tool to make 2D web games without writing any code.  If you don't believe me, check out what my very non-programmer girlfriend came up for her mom (who teaches Spanish to elementary age children).  A matching game for learning the colors:

And another game to learn the animals:

It's great to be able to do something creative for Mother's Day again.  Love you Mom!

(For those of you interested in how these games were made, just click the tweak button and you can see them in Popfly for yourself!  Next week I'll post some tips and tricks on the special effects I did in the Allegory of the Cave so that others can incorporate them into their own games).