Manipulyte: A Proof Of Concept Visual Studio LightSwitch Turn Based HTML5 SPA Game RRS feed

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  • NOTE: You can play the game at this link: https://manipulyte.lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/HTMLClient (use your username and password from LightSwitchHelpWebsite.com)

    Thomas Capps and I sat out to make a HTML SPA turn based game using Visual Studio LightSwitch. We wanted to make a game that can be played on all devices, phone, tablet, and desktop web browser. It had to be a SPA application because that technology is a must for decent performance on a phone or tablet unless you make a native application. Visual Studio LightSwitch HTML Client creates SPA applications, so we chose LightSwitch because development is faster and easier than other options.

    Before we began working on the real game, we decided to make a proof of concept that demonstrated the key functionality we would need. This version is not a real game, it is just a simple example that allows two players to take turns rolling the die and drawing cards to see who can move to the end of the small game board first.

    However, it demonstrates that with LightSwitch we can implement the following things:

    • A turn based game that works on all HTML devices including mobile phones
    • Implements methods that prevent users from cheating
    • Allows users to design games and play their games with others
    • Allow users to upload their own photos to use in their games
    • Quick codes to allow users to easily log into the application
    • Game lobby to allow users to connect for games
    • Email notifications


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    Sunday, December 1, 2013 11:42 PM

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  • Michael, thanks for sharing.

    Best regards


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    Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3:29 AM