Silverlight games are starting to appear. Today a press release went out announcing that Cynergy had worked on a Silverlight version of LineRider. A couple of notable things. The game is very popular. During the beta stage the game got a lot of traction and had over 46 million page views. It was featured in a couple of McDonald's commercials and seems to be king in the casual games market. Time.com said that "Line Rider is becoming one of the most popular flash games on the web." Which brings me to the second interesting thing. The original beta was a Flash game but Cynergy did the work to convert it to Silverlight 2. It's cool to see more Silverlight 2 applications out there ahead of the Olympics, and in my testing it seemed to work pretty well, but I'm not sure why it was ported from Flash to Silverlight. (Disclaimer: I work for Adobe). No mention in the press release although it sounds like they'll be porting the game to Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 so they're aiming for a lot of platforms.
Update: A commenter pointed out this news post that explains the switch.
The new version represents a technological overhaul of the game and will provide users with a faster, smoother version of the game that is available free on the web at the official Line Rider Web site...
It's a pretty cool game and it seems like a lot of fun. Most importantly it's a very good showcase for Silverlight. Hopefully you'll have more luck with the game than I did. I keep killing my poor LineRider guy. Well, either killing him or sending him into a big empty void.