Tower Game Starter Kit gives you a head start on your game!

Woot Studio has released an HTML Cross platform Tower Game Starter Kit! One of the challenges of building games is the time it takes to build art assets, game logic and multiple levels. That’s why starter kits and re-usable art assets are so helpful. Christer Kaitila (aka MCFunkyPants) has developed a cross platform HTML Tower…

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Visual Studio Tips for HTML web or windows developers: ZenCoding

Whether its for HTML websites or Windows 8 apps, there are some nice features hidden in Visual Studio for HTML developers! Check out Zen Coding in Visual Studio 2012! If you do a lot of HTML and haven’t discovered Zen Coding, read on! If you already know ZenCoding and all you want to know is…

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Learn how a little extra code can enhance HTML5 games

With a little code, you can add new game elements to make even a simple game like Pong more engaging You can download the complete source code for this project here (http://sdrv.ms/10B0H6l). Also, check out my GitHub, it’s stuffed full of free to use templates and projects to help you get started developing for Windows…


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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SXSW 2013 names ChronoZoom top educational resource

ChronoZoom is a digital tool built with HTML5 and Azure for exploring the history of everything and it was just named Top Educational Resource at 2013 South By Southwest Interactive. Microsoft Research teamed up with the University of California Berkeley to create a digital tool for exploring the history of everything! A history of humanity,…

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Template of the week: Windows 8 HTML5 Pong Game

HTML5 Pong is a great template for developers who are new to HTML5/Canvas or game development in general This blog is part of a series Okay full disclosure I wrote this template but that’s not the only reason why I think its great. This template shows you how easy it is to get your game…


Template of the week: Windows 8/Web/Phone HTML5 Game Yeti Bowl

Yetibowl is a great resource for the XNA developer who wants to learn how to cross over to HTML5/Canvas or the HTML5 developer who wants to learn games. This blog is part of a series Okay Yetibowl isn’t exactly a template, but it serves a similar purpose. A template helps you get a jumpstart on…

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