While I was not lucky enough to be in Don’s group, I did have a blast at the Indigo AppDay. I actually got to shut down outlook and IE all day and focus on writing code. We did the same project Don describes. We got all 5 of us playing multiplier asteroids over indigo and it was reasonably snappy. I, of course got demolished by everyone else… I was really the only target once they cleaned out all the asteroids were destroyed ;-). So I did what any reasonable developer would do: I wrote a bot… It wasn’t super smart but my Left-Shot*5-Thrust algorithm worked good enough in our rematch.
I can’t wait to see what you folks do with these bits, although they could use some polish, they are a lot better than what we shipped at the PDC.