Jamie Thomson

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What can you do with your Windows Live ID? : #7 Create your own computer games

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[In this series of blog entries I’ll be exploring what else you can do with your Windows Live ID other than access Windows Live products and services. See the complete list here.]

Ever fancied building your own computer game even if you know nothing about computer programming? Well there is a way, its called Popfly and it exists at http://www.popfly.com/.

Of course, I wouldn’t be talking about Popfly in this series of blog posts if it didn’t have some sort of tie-in with Windows Live IDs and so it won’t surprise you to learn that login to Popfly is indeed via your Windows Live ID.


Not only can you create games but mashups too and the really great thing about Popfly is that you can take those games or mashups and embed them in your own web pages. I can’t show one here unfortunately because Spaces doesn’t allow us to embed the particular type of code that Popfly requires, still if you’ve got your own page elsewhere you should be good to go.

Here’s a screenshot from one of the games, Crayon Cannon:



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Written by Jamiet

January 18, 2009 at 1:37 am

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  1. Wow they’ve completely overhauled the site!


    January 18, 2009 at 1:48 am

  2. Yeah, didn’t it used to be popfly.ms? I tinkered with Popfly when it was first launched, and I love the way it simplifies application design and facilitates mashups. I can’t recall whether it was compatible with Live ID at the time, but I’ll definitely head back over there now. Thanks for reminding us all of this interesting resource, Jamie!


    January 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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