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Dr. Greenthumb. A WPF/E Game
Dr. Greenthumb. A WPF/E Game

Silverlight (f.k.a. WPF/E) game Dr. Greenthumb

UPDATE: This game was developed with early alpha bits of Silverlight (f.k.a. WPF/E) and as such the game no longer works with the 1.0 beta Silverlight plugin. We are working on an updated version that works.

Recently BLITZ has had the opportunity to get some hands on training with Microsoft’s new WPF/E technology. One of the first demos we created was a twitch game entitled Dr. Greenthumb.

The object of the game is to:

  • Keep the flowers alive (by watering them)
  • Kill any weeds (by using the weed killer on them)
  • Plant new flowers in the plots of dirt

Once the entire game board is full of flowers you win. You lose if you take too long and all the flowers decay and turn into weeds. Click on one of the tools (seed, water, week killer) to activate it. Try it first just using the mouse.

We also wired up some hidden HTML buttons to allow selection of the tools using the keyboard (via the accesskey attribute) so in Internet Explorer: Ctrl+W = Water, Ctrl+S = Seed, Ctrl+X = Weed Killer. In Firefox you need to also include the Shift key (e.g. Shift+Ctrl+W)


Rostislav Siryk March 16, 2007 at 2:47 am

The game is very simple but yet very addictive.

It just recalled me the 90th times when flash games were not so overloaded with animations and was just like this one — very plain, but playable though! =)

And, this game is the last reason for me to download WPF/E and start playing with it.

Haggai April 21, 2007 at 11:27 pm

Wheels in motion!!
I think WPF/E is Microsoft first and most important step to get back on feet and compete with Adobe on the internet gaming platform.

Go Vista !

Zilverlight April 24, 2007 at 10:14 am

Great job, you must be one of the first people creating games in Silverlight. I added a link to the game from