previous post, I'm going to share my own experience about developing games for Windows Phone 7. Here is my first tip:
"Do you want to create games for Windows Phone? So, get the Windows Phone device!"
I know that it's kinda obvious, but I'm sure there are people who think that they have the emulator and it is sufficient. I'm sure because I used to think like that.
About a year ago I decided to create a game for windows phone 7. Initially I thought about a tower defense game but I changed my mind quickly for certain reasons:
- I had no windows phone 7 device to test it. It was impossible to find out the right sizes for the cells on the field.
- It is a long way to get this kind of game ready and I wanted to try myself ASAP.
One day I saw a Microsoft announcement about the ScriptTD project. It was surprising because it's an open source project. That means that everybody who wants to create a tower defense game has now that opportunity.
I remember that I was even a little upset (I don’t know why) but the next moment I realized that actually this project is exactly what I needed. It solves the two main problems I mentioned above because:
- It's already tested on the real device
- I don't need to spend much time to get my tower defense game ready