Meet the winners of the 2014 Canadian Microsoft Imagine Cup!

So who won this year’s 2014 Canadian Imagine cup? Some amazing students with some amazing ideas! Congratulations to all the teams who participated in this year’s Imagine Cup Canada. Thanks to our great sponsors at intel, the members of each winning team will receive one of the latest 2-in-1 touch enabled PCs. Games Category Today,…

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Free Zombie Art Assets to help you build your game

Want to build a game but don’t have the time (or for some of us, the talent) to create the art assets? Check out the free Zombie art asset pack! Always wanted to build a game but thought it was too hard? Having beautiful art assets gives your game a much more polished look and…

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Free Space Art Assets to help you build your game

Want to build a game but don’t have the time (or for some of us, the talent) to create the art assets? Check out the free Space art asset pack! Always wanted to build a game but thought it was too hard? Having beautiful art assets gives your game a much more polished look and…

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Windows Phone Tips and Gotchas: Grumpy Tree

This series features interviews with student Windows Phone app developers who share what they learned building their phone apps. This week’s interview features Harold Mintah, a student at Carleton University. Harold is a member of Team GreenSource who built a game called Grumpy Tree. Could you briefly describe your application/game? Grumpy Tree is a platforming…

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Free Fantasy Art Assets to help you build your games

Want to build a game but don’t have the time (or for some of us, the talent) to create the art assets? Check out the Free Fantasy art asset pack! Always wanted to build a game but thought it was too hard? Having beautiful art assets gives your game a much more polished look and…

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Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: Day of the Living Dead

  A team of students from Vancouver talks about the experience of bringing a Unity game to Windows 8. This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Team Hungry ECE Programmers, a student team from UBC Computer Engineering who…

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OIGC Gaming Conference Student Challenge

The Ottawa Gaming conference has a gaming challenge for students, and you could win a Surface RT. What happens when SteamPunk and OuterSpace meet Zombies? That’s what we want to find out! We’ve got three packs of game art you can use to build something fun! Why not chill out and get a little creative…

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Template of the week: Platformer HTML5 Game

Woot Studio , MC Funkypants and Plexi Pixel have just released a Platformer Game Starter Kit for Windows 8 You can find more templates and starter kits here. Platformer games are always popular. Most of us remember the first time we made Mario hop over a mushroom or got Sonic to roll along bouncing off…

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Game developers unite in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Vancouver (or just online!)

Games are some of the most popular downloaded apps on mobile platforms and they are just plain fun to build! Get a jump start on building a cool game in person, or with some great online resources. Finally, we can get serious about games! Join us at the Windows 8 Gaming Development Clinics, we’re visiting…

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Template of the week: Game starter kit with high score table

This game starter kit contains everything you need to get started game programming for Windows 8 including online high scores with Windows Azure. You can find more templates here. This HTML and JavaScript game template kit comes with an example game you can modify and play with. The code is all in one file so…

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