Same Task, Different Implementations
3 Windows Phones, Running 3 different versions of “Sweepy Cleaner”
Nick took this photo today of 3 windows phones running three different version of “Sweepy Cleaner”, the all action domestic cleaning game. I thought it was interesting how, given the same brief, we had all came up with different implementations. John’s version, shown on the cyan Nokia Lumia 800, has a really cool attract mode on his menus with an artificially intelligent vacuum cleaner picking up dirt, whereas I’ve gone for a metro style menu with a simple, pre set, vacuum animation. (By the way, check out Johns Blog here)
Even in the actual game we had all gone for slightly different implementations, my game (shown on the Black Samsung Focus Flash) respawns your vacuum in the middle of the screen if you loose a life by touching the edge of the screen or the furniture whereas Robs game (shown on the HTC Radar) bounces you away from said object at the speed you collided into it. Again, both ideas work, both fit the specification for the coursework, but both are different. This shows how creative programming can be. 🙂
Look out for all 3 versions of the game on the Windows Phone Marketplace soon!