1. The Last Byte's Avatar
    Byte Code Canada announces Soar, a new Windows Phone Game to the marketplace.


    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRrHJg0sqqE[/YT]

    Soar is a WP7 game built around flying space ships, dodging asteroids, and saving humans. It includes achievements, a local store, powerups, and much more. If you are a gamer who enjoys intense space battles, you will enjoy this title for sure.
    Features
    • Missions(Mars and Earth)
    • Skins
    • Asteroid Dismemberment
    • Power-Ups
    • Local Store
    • Achievements
    • Day and Night
    • Dynamically*Animated Menus
    • Leaderboards
    • Saves
    • Advanced Particle Engine
    • Fun!


    Availability

    Soar is available for all 11 Official English Speaking Countries on the Windows Phone Marketplace. Plans for more language support is on the way.Download the Trial, or buy the app for $0.99 USD/CAD:






    Other Info
    Byte Code Canada is really me from Toronto, Ontario. I will tell you what I learned to make this game.
    Well, this is a list of the books I read:
    C# 4.0 - The Complete Reference - 1000 pages 1st one, I have experiences in other languages, if you do go ahead and get this one.

    O'Rielly XNA 4.0 - 500 pages I just read the 2D Sections and WP7 Section.

    Professional Windows Phone 7 Game Development - 500 pages I read a little, learned how to structure everything. I decided to make my own Game Structure(The Foundation, would be another way to call it).

    For Silverlight, I didn't really do much on it, but it's where I started from. I made a Black Jack game, while learning C#.
    App Hub - silverlight for windows phone

    That link is a great tutorial series on the basics of Silverlight. I am sure that there are books about it.

    If you are starting to learn C# without any programming experience: Beginning Visual C# 2010, 1st Edition - Is a great beginner book.

    Also, just learning the language is not even 10% of the programming. I recommend getting an Algorithm Book such as: How to Think About Algorithms - A great book, just starting it, has lots of nice math and such. But Algorithms are for after you know C#.
    Also, never give up :D Programming is the future.

    I recommend downloading the PDFs, and if you really like the book, just buy it. That's what I do when I finish a good programming book :D
    Last edited by The Last Byte; 11-12-2012 at 12:30 AM. Reason: Soar 1.1
    05-18-2012 07:03 PM
  2. Pixeldruids's Avatar
    Congrats. Will check it out and post a review
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    05-19-2012 05:14 AM
  3. The Last Byte's Avatar
    I just updated the game! Check it out!
    05-29-2012 06:46 AM
  4. Stiv's Avatar
    I just checked it out, looks impressive! Nice work!

    I love the chunky style graphics :)
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    05-29-2012 07:39 PM
  5. thelastfoiter's Avatar
    Hey man I'm turning 16 this summer and am definitely impressed by your game! I too hope to learn how to code and develop, if you could point me in the direction of your sources it'd be much appreciated!
    05-29-2012 09:20 PM
  6. The Last Byte's Avatar
    Hey man I'm turning 16 this summer and am definitely impressed by your game! I too hope to learn how to code and develop, if you could point me in the direction of your sources it'd be much appreciated!
    Well, this is a list of the books I read:
    C# 4.0 - The Complete Reference - 1000 pages 1st one, I have experiences in other languages, if you do go ahead and get this one.

    O'Rielly XNA 4.0 - 500 pages I just read the 2D Sections and WP7 Section.

    Professional Windows Phone 7 Game Development - 500 pages I read a little, learned how to structure everything. I decided to make my own Game Structure(The Foundation, would be another way to call it).

    For Silverlight, I didn't really do much on it, but it's where I started from. I made a Black Jack game, while learning C#.
    App Hub - silverlight for windows phone

    That link is a great tutorial series on the basics of Silverlight. I am sure that there are books about it.

    If you are starting to learn C# without any programming experience: Beginning Visual C# 2010, 1st Edition - Is a great beginner book.

    Also, just learning the language is not even 10% of the programming. I recommend getting an Algorithm Book such as: How to Think About Algorithms - A great book, just starting it, has lots of nice math and such. But Algorithms are for after you know C#.
    Also, never give up :D Programming is the future.

    I recommend downloading the PDFs, and if you really like the book, just buy it. That's what I do when I finish a good programming book :D
    05-30-2012 07:43 AM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Well, this is a list of the books I read:
    C# 4.0 - The Complete Reference - 1000 pages 1st one, I have experiences in other languages, if you do go ahead and get this one.

    O'Rielly XNA 4.0 - 500 pages I just read the 2D Sections and WP7 Section.

    Professional Windows Phone 7 Game Development - 500 pages I read a little, learned how to structure everything. I decided to make my own Game Structure(The Foundation, would be another way to call it).

    For Silverlight, I didn't really do much on it, but it's where I started from. I made a Black Jack game, while learning C#.
    App Hub - silverlight for windows phone

    That link is a great tutorial series on the basics of Silverlight. I am sure that there are books about it.

    If you are starting to learn C# without any programming experience: Beginning Visual C# 2010, 1st Edition - Is a great beginner book.

    Also, just learning the language is not even 10% of the programming. I recommend getting an Algorithm Book such as: How to Think About Algorithms - A great book, just starting it, has lots of nice math and such. But Algorithms are for after you know C#.
    Also, never give up :D Programming is the future.

    I recommend downloading the PDFs, and if you really like the book, just buy it. That's what I do when I finish a good programming book :D
    Congratulations young man. With that attitude and work ethic you will be successful in whatever you do. You seem to have the ability to carve your own path and that's not something that can be taught.
    The Last Byte likes this.
    05-30-2012 10:40 AM
  8. The Last Byte's Avatar
    Congratulations young man. With that attitude and work ethic you will be successful in whatever you do. You seem to have the ability to carve your own path and that's not something that can be taught.
    Thanks man!
    05-31-2012 04:56 PM
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