I had no idea that this game would be so popular! Despite the crappy graphics, it’s been referred half a dozen times, and received almost 300 unique hits in the last 24-hours. Pretty amazing!
There have been a few updates to the original program, including:
Includes the definition of the word; calls a .NET web service that parses a web response from Dictionary.com (please let me know if you find problems!)
Tracks statistics (e.g. total times played, won, and lost); so far we lose a LOT more
Frees the man from the noose if you win
Yes, they’re all silly little updates, but hopefully it increases the enjoyment of the game.
Here are a couple screen shots with the updates. The first one shows what happens when you die, err, lose.
This next one shows what happens when you win. Doesn’t that look a lot more pleasant?
This sure is fun stuff to play with. Now that I feel more comfortable with Silverlight and WPF, there are all kinds of things I’d like to write. It’s a shame I’m not more artistic.
Anyone out there have some mad artistic skills that would like to team up with me?
Best of luck!