'Roid Rage

‘Roid Rage is a Windows 8 Style game that has been designed for the unique crossover nature of the third generation ultrabooks.

It has dual mode inputs and allows the player to engage directly with the touch screen or by using a more traditional keyboard approach. The game actively encourages players to use both input mechanisms by rewarding each type of input. This approach makes the program usable on tablets and desktops, but on an touch screen ultrabook it provides an experience that will gently guide users from the keyboard to the touch screen.


As part of this project, I built a 2D game engine on Windows 8 using XAML. While educational, in hindsight I shouldn’t have used a commercial game engine!

Update: This has been ported to run on Android via a port to Unity3D. It is available in both Windows Store and Google Play.

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Adrian is a serial CTO, hobbyist game developer, 3D printing enthusiast and all around maker.