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Barrel O’ Silverlight Games

Silverlight Game - Destroy All Invaders

Chris Bowen has a roundup of games made on the Silverlight platform. There’s Dr. Popper, a familiar ball-popping game, Digger, a tunnel game that I know I played on the NES, Zero Gravity, which I tried out yesterday, Chess played against a JavaScript AI, Silverlight Rocks!, an Asteroids clone, and Sprawl, a tile capture game.

However, the gem is definitely Destroy All Invaders, pictured above. The game uses Windows Live Maps Virtual Earth API, letting you choose any location on the planet and putting your helicopter above its satellite imagery. You fly around the map, shooting down UFOs. This is a brilliant use of both Silverlight and the Windows Live Maps API, created by Andy Beaulieu. Great job, man!

For most of these, the source code is available, so if you want to create a Windows Live Maps-based Silverlight game, check out Andy’s code.

June 29th, 2007 Posted by | Developers, Live, Maps, Silverlight, Virtual Earth, Windows | one comment



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  1. That was a really cool game! Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Michael | June 29, 2007

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