Game Design and Development in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7

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When it comes to game design for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft turned to Plexipixel to help design the look and feel, branding, and sound for the Silverlight game called Unite.  The team that designed and developed the game using Silverlight shares the tips and lessons learned.

Plexipixel executive director Matt Tamaru, designer Amber Franz, and senior developer David Seelig talk with ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle.

The team describes how designers and developers work together, understanding the underlying XAML, and create an interactive experience for users.

“One of the requirements for this project was to use vector graphics instead of images,” Seelig said. “Since some of the fancier drop-shadow and blur effects aren’t available on Windows Phone, we created these by hand in XAML and Blend.”

“It was a huge learning experience for me, and super fun to work on,” says Franz.

About Plexipixel

Plexipixel is a full-service digital agency that helps companies strategize, conceptualize, execute, maintain, and measure their digital marketing efforts.  Plexipixel uses do “Sticky Brand Play”™, their 360-degree collaborative
design and development process.  Plexipixel is a Silverlight Partner, 2009 Microsoft Vendor Excellence Award Finalist, Facebook Preferred Developer Consultant, and Blend TAP Participant.

See also Plexipixel Creates HTML 5 Animations Online with Okapi.

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