Friday, July 18, 2008

gpSnippets: Breaking into Silverlight

News: New Survey

Tutorials and snippets for Silverlight game development are coming to Game Programming Snippets. Theres a survey to see if you are interested in learning some cool techniques and libraries for Silverlight.

Silverlight: Synopsis

Since silverlight is very new and not many people are familiar with it I'll explain shortly what it is. In short it is Microsofts answer to Flash's continued advancement. Here is microsofts pitch from their Silverlight page.
Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web.

Upcoming Snippets

An introduction with many links to showcase and help you get started with Silverlight. Hopefully there will be a basic getting started silverlight tutorial posted here as well. Along with an already available physics package with links and code snippets to help you. Stay tuned.

Feedback: Please!!!

Please offer any comments on what types of tutorials or snippets you would like to see either for Silverlight, Java, or C/C++. I am tremendously interested in offering my knowledge and experience to help you make successful games.


Pandu said...

Does it really have many advantages to Flash or is it just an attempt for Microsoft to get some of the market back>

Nick D said...

From what I know so far about Silverlight it provides the full power of C# and dot net. Though I am sure there are limitations for security issues such as reading/writing to disk etc...

As far as any significant advantage I really can't say yet except your able to use C# code that you may have written for a stand-a-lone app. It definitely merits a closer look.

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