Courses for Windows 8

If you’re teaching development in a school or college and want to bring your content up to date with the latest technologies, Microsoft has published three courses you can use directly in your classes. The three courses are of different lengths and are designed for different class audience specific fields of study, so hopefully you’ll…

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Where is MrAndyPuppy this week?

I truly love my job. It takes me to exotic places like Cairo, Warsaw and Paris. It gets my adventurous spirit going when I get to fly to Colorado, Texas and DC. It makes me smile when I drive through Binghamton, Ithaca, and Syracuse… Yes, it does – every place has a story, every school…

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Create and publish your own Tower Defense game

Want to make a game with little to no code? Read on! Want to make a game with little to no code that you can run on a Windows Phone? READ ON! Want to make a game with little to no code that you can run on a Windows Phone and publish to the Marketplace…

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Winter XNA Games – Learn, Compete, Have Fun!

We’re holding another game camp, this time a mega-one! We have four different activities to choose from – learning XNA from scratch, learning how to build Windows Phone applications and games, discovering HTML5 games and applications and finally, if you’re up for it, a 40 hour challenge to build a game and win prizes. Sound…

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Game Design Office Hours

To make it easier to ask questions about Imagine Cup and Game Design, I’ve set up a series of “virtual office hours” where anyone can connect in, online or on the phone, and get in touch with me directly. These are scheduled for approximately every two weeks between now and the close of Round 2…

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New York Code Camp – Register before it’s too late

The sixth New York City Code Camp is just around the corner – have you registered yet? It’s going to be held on October 1st at Pace University, conveniently located in downtown Manhattan. And whenever an event is held at a university I like, little birds chirp happily somewhere in the world. There are plenty…

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Phone Camps are GO!

A Phone Camp is an all day event where you get to go hands on with Windows Phone 7.0 and 7.5, learning how to develop for the phone platform and build both applications and (I’m sure you won’t be surprised with my predilection for entertainment) games. I am joining a bunch of very smart people…

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Want to learn how to build your own games for Xbox or Phone?

If you do – I strongly encourage you to keep an eye out for game camps in your area or even better pitch for something to be held in your city. While I know I am pretty vocal about the ones I run in New York and surrounding areas, I know that there are other…

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HTML5 Inspiration

If you’re keen to try your hand at HTML5 for the web track of Game Design in Imagine Cup this year (and there are only a few weeks left before Round 1 is due, so don’t miss out!), but need some inspiration, check out this awesome linkblog site: Make Awesome Web. Here you’ll find samples…

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PODCAST: Imagine Cup Workshops and more…

Finally got around to resurrecting my work podcast (not to be confused with my gaming podcast which also desperately needs attention). To mark the occasion I talk about my favorite topic, Imagine Cup, and discuss workshops, appLab technical training and reveal first detail on the two Game Camps I’ve got coming next year in the…

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