Index of Silverlight Games (Most with Source)
In my experience, many corporate developers by day are actually gamers by night (after putting the kids in bed, of course.) So when an interesting technology like Silverlight comes along, a good way to learn what it can do is to see gaming concepts applied, then pull things apart to see how they were done.
Here's a recent crop of Silverlight 1.0 & 1.1 games, each (but one) with source:
- "Dr. Popper" [source] - Burst the matching bubbles, the more, the better.
- "Digger" [source] - Sort of Dig-Dug meets Montezuma's Revenge.
- "Zero Gravity" [no source available yet] - An addictive and well-made game! A nice example of the possibilities of the platform.
- Tim Heuer gives some background.
- Central NY .NET's own Andy Beaulieu has written two Silverlight games:
- "Sprawl" [source] - A good demonstration of potential with Silverlight 1.0.
- "Silverlight Maze" [no source yet]
- "Khet" [no source yet] - Requires registration to play.
- "Bubble Factory" [no source yet]
- "Browser Poker" [no source yet]
- "Grand Piano" [source] - Silverlight 1.0. Not really a game, but you can "play" it. :)
- "Silverlights Out" [source] - One-player puzzle game.
- "SilverNibbles" [source] - One- or two-player growing snake game
- Silverlight Tetris [source]
If you're interested in learning more about game development with Silverlight, Bill Reiss has been working on a great series of tutorial posts on his Silverlight Games 101 blog. Start reading from the bottom first, where he start with a basic game canvas, then adds sprites, a game loop, keyboard input, etc.
Update 7/5 - Added Silverlight Maze, Khet
Update 7/6 - Added Bubble Factory [via WynApse]. Hmm, three more games without source - I may have to change the post title soon... :(
Update 7/8 - Added Browser Poker, Grand Piano, Silverlights Out, SilverNibbles [via Tim Sneath]
Update 7/30 - Added Silverlight Tetris