ScriptTD: So You Want To Build a Tower Defense Game?
As you may have heard me say before, I love Tower Defense games. In fact, I've always wanted to build one or two but the main problem is that I'm better with ideas than programming. On the other hand, TD games are all very similar—creeps go in, creeps (try to) go out. Meanwhile you try your best to build a maze of defensive towers that make sure no creep is left standing. The biggest difference between many TD games is graphics and gameplay. From this the ScriptTD Tower Defense Game Engine was born. Under the patient shepherding of Coding4Fun's Clint Rutkas and with the coding prowess of Michael Quandt, we built this game engine that will let you tweak some graphics, sounds, and XML to make any kind of Tower Defense game you can dream up. If you thought you couldn't make a Windows Phone game, you're probably wrong.
After you hit http://ScriptTD.CodePlex.com for the source code, this tutorial will walk you through each of the XML files that make up ScriptTD and how they should be tweaked to create your own TD game. You are free to submit your game to the Zune Marketplace and hopefully make a little lunch money. If you make a game from ScriptTD, please let me know so I can help get the word out.