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The Windows Azure Toolkit(WAT) for Social Games is a set of guidance, samples, and tools that helps developers quickly get started building a casual or social game on Windows Azure.
You can use use WAT for building Scalable Social gaming applications that utilizes the Power of Cloud – Windows Azure.
WAT for Social Games having the following features for Quickly building a Social Gaming application.
- a set of Ready to use Architecture
- Starting a Game
- Playing a Game
- Game Logic
- Friends, Invites, and Notifications
- a set of Ready to use Server APIs
- Authentication Service
- Event Service
- Game Service
- User Service
- Game Queue Blob
- Game Blob
- It also include a ready use Template for Building a Social Gaming application.
- Source code of the Sample Game www.tankster.net , built using WAT for Social Games.
Download the latest release of the Toolkit here.
You can look through the following links for more information
Informative blogs about How Tankster is built?, which will help you in formulate your own logic from the scratch.
- Architecture of Tankster – Introduction to Game Play (Part 1)
- Architecture of Tankster – Scale (Part 2)
Hope this was helpful.
Also you can checkout Windows Azure Toolkit’s for other applications.
- Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone
- Windows Azure Accelerator for Web Roles
- Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8
Information Courtesy : DPE(Developer Platform Evangelism) – Microsoft, CodePlex.com