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UFOinNewYork reviews

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Benutzer. 12/11/2012. RM-825_eu_euro2_238
Steigerung fehlt
Increase is missing

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User. 12/1/2012. RM-825_eu_euro1_217.
Wow. This brings back some memories. Would be great if you could add sound!

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Peter. 11/30/2012.
I Ich spiele dieses Spiel schon seit 30 Minuten und schaffe es noch immer nicht. Die hochhäuser sollten nicht sofort von Links an beginnen 🙁
I’ve been playing this game for over 30 minutes and still did not manage it. The high-rise buildings should not immediately start of links to: (

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Posted by admin - January 3, 2013 at 15:35

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Blitz revisited – behind the scenes

My first game on Windows Phone. In its first month it has got over 2500 downloads!!
http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/ufoinnewyork/edd035f3-9fc3-456f-94a2-e8501f2cff7d

This is based on an addictive game my sister and I enjoyed playing when we were young.

I cannot believe how fast phones are now. This game redraws the whole screen from blank to skyscrapers in less than a blink of an eye! In the old days, you would draw the screen once, and only make deltas to the screen (ie: draw the skyscrapers one time, and remove blocks each time there was a bomb). When C64 and BBC came along, you could draw a screen in the background and then redirect the video buffer to read that instead. How times change!

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Posted by admin - January 3, 2013 at 15:34

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Facebook development for Windows Phone 8

Some examples below. Note, you need to get your own access tokens… to get this, go to sample queries and copy/paste the access token.

examples
https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/search/

All about me (matches query in fb sample)
https://graph.facebook.com/me?access_token=XX

Profile = wall
https://graph.facebook.com/me/feed?access_token=XX

profile of friend
https://graph.facebook.com/4/feed?access_token=XX

get my friends
https://graph.facebook.com/me/friends?access_token=XX
each friend has an id, eg: 4 is mark zuckerberg

friends page for more information
https://www.facebook.com/4

picture
https://graph.facebook.com/{0}/picture?type={1}&access_token={2}”, id, “square”, _accessToken

of course, how you parse these things is a non trivial mess of IDictionary, JsonArray and JsonObject. However it does have a weird logic behind it, which makes it quite expandable. I’ll write a post on that later.

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Posted by admin - January 3, 2013 at 15:31

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