Updates to the Hangman application

Jul 22, 2007 | 2 minutes read

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!

Here’s the link to Hangman. Give it a try. Here’s the original Hangman announcement.

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 (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.

Hangman; lose

This next one shows what happens when you win. Doesn’t that look a lot more pleasant?

Hangman; winning

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!

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