By Dan Zuccarelli . August 29, 2007 . 11:11am
Most of you may not know it, but on top of writing for Siliconera I also run thebbps.com. We had a few writers attend the Microsoft X07 expo in Canada and while there weren't any huge announcements, a few fun things popped up that I wanted to share.
First up is the XNA game called "WarPong" that was completely developed by a 10th grader. It's pong… with guns. And from what I've been told it's darn fun.
WarPong is exactly what it sounds like, and that’s a very good thing. Think Pong, but armed to the teeth. In addition to bouncing the ball back and forth a la Tennis for Two, your paddle is weaponed up and ready to dispose of the opposing paddle as best it can. Power-ups cause the size of the paddles and their weapons to grow, providing a surprisingly fresh experience for a title that until now had been done to death.
As a testament for the simplicity of XNA the game was also developed to be cross-platform, and is "Games for Windows" ready. Not to shabby for a high school kid. Here's a little taste of the action, though be warned the quality isn't what you'd call "good"