New Technology Meets Old Game

Posted Monday, July 14, 2008 1:09 PM by Nathan Zaugg

Line Rider I am not a gamer!  I would get killed playing anything modern!  I was never very good at the games I did play (back in the 90's) like Marathon or StarCraft.  I did like games before that but they were mostly DOS based games.  I loved Cyberbox, a little game where you try to navigate your dot from one side of the screen to the other pushing blocks along the way.  A couple of years ago I was introduced to Line Rider.  A really simple game where you "draw" a track for our sledding hero to ride.  A simple premise but a fun one!  You can spend literally hours without realizing it just designing the most awesome ever track! 

LineRider has gone Silverlight!  It's been greatly enhanced with the new features of Silverlight and is pretty awesome.  I am hoping that more and more Silverlight is adopted and ubiquity increases to match or exceed Flash.  I know of no such place that keeps track of these types of statistics but it will be interesting in a year from now how much Silverlight will penetrate the market.  It seems that they should be able to make it available as an update via Windows Update like the .net frameworks, but reaching a growing OS X audience may be more difficult.  Hopefully there are plans in the works to get Silverlight on that platform.

If I can figure out how to post a capture video from Line Rider, I'll post it here.

Nathan Zaugg

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