Tower Defense Game Engine for Windows Phone 7

If you’re still unconvinced by the posts on this blog or resources elsewhere that getting started with Windows Phone 7 game development is not that difficult, then here’s another neat little tool for you – a ready-to-go game engine for the tower defense genre.   ScriptTD is a high-level engine that includes all of the…


Social gaming in the cloud!

Are you a social media geek and a gaming freak? If so, then it’s time you create your own social game in the cloud with Azure. To make it easier for you to get started, the Windows Azure team has a treat for you. The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games includes everything you need…


AzureFest Kitchener

AzureFest is coming to Kitchener! (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cdndevs/archive/2011/05/23/just-confirmed-azurefest-kitchener.aspx) Why should you care? Well let’s face it, as students we don’t like to attend long and boring lectures. We prefer to get straight to business and get our hands dirty. AzureFest will get you to do just that! Simply bring your own laptop and a credit card (event…


Windows Azure and Lab Webinar

Cloud Computing is one of the most talked about buzz words these days. But what is it? What is Windows Azure? Windows Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud platform that allows you to build and deploy highly available and scalable apps using .NET (or Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby). As a student, why do I need to…


Introducing XNA: A tri-platform game development framework – Part 3

Introducing XNA: A tri-platform game development framework – Part 3   In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we setup a multiplatform XNA solution that deploys to the PC, Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7 devices seamlessly. In this 3rd and final part of the series, we’ll implement platform-specific behavior within the same codebase….

0

Introducing XNA: A Tri-Platform Game Development Framework – Part 2

Introducing XNA: A tri-platform game development framework – Part 2   In part 1 of this series, we set up a tri-platform XNA solution that can be deployed to three platforms simultaneously. While the cornflower blue screen we saw in the previous part is a truly breathtaking achievement, in this part we’ll write a little…

0

Game Development Tutorial

Bite-Sized Lessons, A Great Single-Screen Experience This combination video and text tutorial set teaches basic 2D game development on Windows, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7 using XNA Game Studio 4.0 my be found here Videos are each less than 5 minutes in length Accessible with a web browser, no special installs needed All source…

0

Microsoft DigiGirlz Day

Microsoft’s DigiGirlz programs give high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-n computer and technology workshops at the  NERD Center in Cambridge, designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about. During the event,…

0

Windows Phone Ad SDK – Grossing Revenue with you WP7 mobile application

Jake Poznanski and his classmate Sam Kaufmann are computer science majors and first time mobile app developers that started with one rule… develop simplistic quality. Choosing the Windows Phone 7 platform because it was a clean slate for development, Jake and Sam have created several apps with the aim of infusing all the entertainment quality…

0

Microsoft Virtual Academy – IT Skills Training

Improve your IT skill set and help advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal. Learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get recognition.  Courses being offered currently and with more being added in the near future are: Microsoft Virtual Academy Planning, managing, and building a private…

0