In relation to my post some days ago about social coding and DVCS, I had a great sample the other day why this is so great. I recently upgraded my blog to the latest version of BlogEngine.net, which wasn’t easy. I guess most of my problems were because I went from version 1.5 to 2.5 or something, which is a pretty big jump. Nevertheless, I had a lot of problems to just make a clean installation of BlogEngine.net work on my host. My blog runs on Shared-hosting, which gives some wierd problems from time to time. I managed to google my way to resolving all the errors I ran into – that’s great! I were still a bit pissed as I it were way to hard to make a clean installation work, so (I’m honest here ) I flamed a little on the discussion on BlogEngine.net’s codeplex.com site. Yes, I maybe shouldn’t have done that, but I did, was to tired of this not working. An actually something great came out of this, look at the response to my comment here. Source This rtur guy is pretty smart, he tells me contribute with my changes – which I honestly hadn’t thought about (as patching use to be SO hard and stupid on Codeplex and I don’t even want to come near it – sadly. A little side note, look at the time stamps. From he suggesting me to contribute, it takes me less than an hour, actually much less than an hour (I wasn’t at the PC right when he wrote that), to contribute to the project as described below – pretty look! More...
I first heard of this little "framework/engine/template/starterkit"-thing some months ago - ScriptTD.
ScriptTD is basically a template for a Tower Defense Game for Windows Phone, that you can change (pretty much actually) just by editing XML files.
The project is done in XNA and I have played around with it little now and it's really great. It's amazing how much you can change and how different you can make the game just by editing XML. ScriptTD is open source, so if you know XNA and want to make a Tower Defense Game, ScriptTD should be your starting point.
I just submittet a small game I made (with help from family members for sounds and graphics). The game is called "Frost Defense" and will be in the Marketplace in the coming weeks (I hope :) I'll write about it when it's ready to download).
So, if you want to make a Tower Defense Game for Windows Phone - you should take a look at ScriptTD at Codeplex.com.