Popfly Game Downloader Available
Jul 22, 2009
While it’s sad that Popfly is going away, it’s cool that the Popfly team put out (an unsupported) tool, Popfly Game Downloader, that enables you to download and run Popfly games offline. Step-by-Step instructions on Coding4Fun Project on MSDN Code Gallery You can download any shared games, whether they’re your games or community built games. Kudos to Ben Anderson and Adam Nathan for building the tool :)
Popfly Game Creator Goes Beta
Sep 02, 2008
Congrats to the Popfly team for moving Popfly Game Creator from alpha to Beta and adding a bunch of handy features. For the full rundown, check out the Popfly Team Blog. Here’s a few of **my **favorite features Inserting images into a game * Alpha (before): You had to manually build XAML and manually upload images for an actor and make sure the URL is * Beta (after): Native support for adding images to an actor…more
We want to hear your stories
Jul 25, 2008
Hey folks, if you’ve built some cool project, the Non-Pro team wants to hear from you! Send them an email!
Fun Silverlight Game: Crayon Cannon
Jul 21, 2008
Kudos to the Popfly team for adding new features in their July update. My favorite features are the pre-loading of assets which will pre-load images, audio, video before a game starts so it doesn’t lag out and the **High Score **service. The full list of features can be found on the Popfly Team blog. Crayon Cannon If you haven’t played this game, stop what you’re doing and give it a try.…more
New Popfly Game Creator Features
Jun 18, 2008
Adam Nathan recently blogged about some of the new features they’ve added to Popfly Game Creator including the color swapper for skinning actors, guidelines and snapping for aligning characters, actor stamping for easier tiling, new events, and the ability to clone a level! All-in-all, this should make building games using Popfly even easier. Check out Adam’s post for the full details.
Popfly Game Creator Alpha Launches!
May 02, 2008
Popfly Game Creator Alpha launches today and It’s amazing. Kudos to Adam Nathan as he’s really shown how Silverlight can build incredibly rich applications. I can only imagine what he’ll do when Popfly moves to Silverlight 2! Here’s the Channel 9 interview with Adam building three Popfly games from scratch * Here’s how difficult it was to make games before Popfly While Popfly Game Creator is designed for non-developers, I’m sure many developers will also want to have fun with it, so here’s my quick explanation of Popfly for .…more
Popfly Nominated for C|Net WebWare 100!
Feb 26, 2008
Kudos to the Popfly team for being nominated to C|Net’s Webware 100! If you like Popfly, as John mentions, go out and vote for them
This Week on Channel 9: Feb 8th Episode
Feb 08, 2008
This is Episode #2 of This Week on Channel 9 a weekly recap show of our favorite things for developers including Channel9 videos, samples, bloggers, news, and much more. This week we cover: Changes to the show based on feedback, our name courtesy of Ian and ChadK, and Benny Hill style set adjustments including more light! (0 - 2:45) Microsoft and Yahoo: What could it mean for developers and Brian Shapiro’s Coffeehouse thread (2:45 - 7:59) Windows Server 2008 Launches, Alex Hinrichs, Windows Server Project Manager talks about Server Core, his favorite feature (7:59 - 9:32) Under-Reported Windows Vista SP1 features for developers via Tim Sneath including new kernel, and 3.…more
Popfly makes PC World's Top 25 Most Innovative Products!
Jan 04, 2008
I’m late on this, but BIG kudos to the Popfly team for having the sole Microsoft entry in PC World’s Top 25 Most Innovative products! Here’s a snippet from the article: _ Microsoft Popfly_ _Innovation: Lets you use Microsoft’s Silverlight platform to create Web mashups. _ _Benefit: Though Popfly is still in early beta, its operation is clearer and its display is more attractive than that of the similar Yahoo Pipes tool.…more
Top 15 Things to love about Visual Studio 2008 Express
Nov 19, 2007