The Northeast MSDN Roadshow – “Mashed APIs” Tour

Get ready to learn and code, because the Northeast MSDN Roadshow team is loading up content, code, and demos that might even work, to return to the roads for a special limited engagement in June! These are free workshops, great for students, hobbyists, and professional developers who want to learn the basics of Windows 8…

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Game Development with Construct 2 – Templates for Windows 8

As you consider your Windows 8 game development options, have a look at Construct 2 by Scirra.  It helps you create games quickly, providing a visual, no-coding-required experience supporting a number of platforms, including the Windows Store and Windows Phone.  (And behind the scenes, games are based on JavaScript and HTML5!) Getting Started with Construct…

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Building Windows Games with Unity – Online & In-Person Event

Have you used Unity for game development?  As announced by Unity, you’ll be able to put your work to even more use with coming support for Windows 8 / Windows Store games: Unity Blog: "Unity 4 Early Access for Windows Store apps" To help Unity developers learn how to create or reuse projects to reach…

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Microsoft 2012 Launch Event Series – Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, and More

A major series of free, full-day product launch events for Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Server, and more begins on October 30th: Attend a FREE one-day event and be part of the biggest product launch in our history. You’ll discover how the latest Microsoft technologies are transforming the way people work—from developers and managers…

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Office Hours for Boston Area Windows 8 App Developers

Are you working on a Windows 8 app or game, or want to get started but have some questions? Drop by to chat/code/test with us at our new One Cambridge Center offices where we’ll have open time to answer your questions and discuss your apps. We’ll be there each Wednesday starting tomorrow, 9/26, and for…

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Introduction to JavaScript Animation and Windows 8 Games

Unless you’re aiming for the next great text-only game, chances are something’s going to move in your game. From ships and planets to fireballs and monsters, what are some ways to get them going? JavaScript-based games in Windows 8 can take advantage of many different options.  Here are some of them: Animate DOM elements with…

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JavaScript Physics Engines and Windows 8 Games

Driven by opportunity and visions of success in the Windows Store, you set to work, turning your gaming idea into code. “It Was My Understanding There’d Be No Math” Maybe you wanted to move something across the screen.  Maybe check if it hit a target.  Oh, and there’s wind, and friction, and maybe things should…

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Using CreateJS in your JavaScript-Based Windows 8 Game

So, you’re making a Windows Store game using JavaScript and HTML5?  Excellent! The good news is many others have created games with web-based technologies and, with many common features that games need, some great libraries have emerged to make things easier. CreateJS is a set of JavaScript libraries and tools for games and other kinds…

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The Top 10 Windows 8 Secrets of App Success

Making $ on Windows 8: The First Mover Advantage The upcoming release of Windows 8 offers developers a huge opportunity.  How huge?  The Windows Store Blog sums it up well: With more than 630 million licenses sold to date, across 200+ countries and regions around the world, Windows has an unrivaled global reach. Combined with…

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New Windows 8 “Camp in a Box” and Virtual Labs

Two new resources have just been published to help you learn about Windows 8. Windows 8 “Camp in a Box”, RTM Edition [Update 10/1/2012 – Camp in a Box RTM version] Recently updated for Windows 8 Release Preview, the Windows 8 “Camp in a Box” includes a variety of content from the Windows 8 Developer…

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