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  • Blog Post: Top 5 game ideas that you could design using Azure, RIGHT NOW!

    The top 5 game ideas that I have for the Windows Phone that use Azure would be: Board games: Start your design process with paper and pencil, then use simple databases to implement the game logic and scoring, move these to the Azure cloud and then on your phone. ...
  • Blog Post: Clouds using Expression Design with Expression Blend & XAML for WP7!

    Ever want to make clouds and then use them in your phone app? Here is a quick way to use Expression Design (or a similar tool you know how to use) to make clouds. We will then change the clouds into a Usercontrol and then use it in Blend. Once the code is in Blend, then a quick examination of the XAML...
  • Blog Post: Free ly: Using Expression Design with Expression Blend and XAML

    Jerry Nixon is a team mate of mine and a funnier guy you would have difficulty finding, outside of Kenny Spade another team mate of mine. If you were in 6th grade with either of these guys you would likely get gigged for deportment, but have fun getting the demerits. Anyway, Jerry told me once that...
  • Blog Post: Low Cost eBook: Windows Phone 7 Developer Guide

    I have reviewed this book and it is worth the trouble, and truly worth the low price. If you can get to download on your Kindle it would be good read for the summer vacation, after any fiction book. This is the type of thing you need to read to be able to successfully create useful games. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Working with animations on the Windows Phone

    This video is useful because it covers how to create a game concept and maintain your design vision.  Game Loop and other important things are covered. Note: there is no example code, so follow the video carefully.
  • Blog Post: Build a Windows Phone 7 Game using Silverlight

    If I have a favorite blogger and software author, other than Alfred Thompson, it would be Andy Beaulieu . Andy had done an exceptional job of describing how to make a shuffleboard game for Windows Phone 7.  This is a clearly done, with each step shown in depth and everything you need short of a...
  • Blog Post: Adding shapes to your Windows Phone using some simple XAML and C# code

    If you are starting out building games, and want to check out XNA development, you might want to take a look at my blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/devschool . It discusses lot’s of things, randomly. How do you add shapes to a silverlight based project in Windows Phone. First you have to have a...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Game: Talking about what we did simply – Path Data

    Share this post : In keeping with the current current of thought on this blog, I am going to keep it simply simple. You may have noticed that there was an entry in the Windows Phone user control. If you take a look...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Game: Let’s get started, simply

    Mobile games can be a challenge.  Developing games that can take can operate on many platforms is even more difficult. That is, unless you are using Silverlight and Expression 4! WOW!  Oh, wait a minute, does Silverlight work with the “current’ Internet Mobile Browser (the one in the Win Phone...
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