Friday, 10 December 2010

Can I build a Windows Phone 7 game in 3 days?

Red Gate Software launched a competition three weeks ago: three prizes of $10,000 to be won for the best Windows Phone 7 application, as judged by panels of developers. Now I’ve always had a hankering to write a game, particularly one involving 3D graphics. Microsoft made me hanker some more when they released the XNA framework a few years back. And, would you believe it, you can use the XNA framework to write 3D games for the Windows Phone 7.

Now it just so happens that I have 3 unplanned days in my schedule between tomorrow morning1 and the competition deadline on December 19th. And my colleague Vinod has had an idea for a memory game with a twist.

Taking stock, what do we have?

So, what do you think? Can I learn the XNA framework, and produce an award winning game in just three days? There’s only one way to find out.

On my marks … Get SetGo!


1. Yes, I am writing this at 1 o’clock in the morning. I couldn’t sleep for excitement. Sad, am I not?

5 comments:

Ryan said...

Looking forward to seeing the results!

Bamboo said...

Interested in seeing what you can come up with in 3 days.!

Jaco said...

Good luck! Looking forward to seeing the result.

Reverse Marketing said...

Building a game in just three days is quiet a challenge and I wonder whether developers find the three days very challenging. By the way $10,000 is a hefty amount enough to motivate.

Rjwallace said...

So what was the result? did you win? was it completed in time? was it completeed ever?

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