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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Learn how to use Unity for Windows 8 and Phone

Attend the Microsoft Virtual Academy session, or check out the Dojo session to learn how you can take your existing Unity game and bring it to Windows Phone or Windows 8. Whether you are using Unity Pro or Unity Free, the add-ons for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store are available free of charge. So…

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Why update your app to Windows 8.1? Make money with consumables!!!

With Windows 8.1 your app can have consumable in app purchases If you are looking to make money with your app, there are a few models that can be effective: Time limited trial – this gets users to download your app, get hooked and when the trial expires users pay to continue using it Feature…

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Windows 8.1 is now available!

Windows 8.1 is here and it brings with it some amazing new features If you haven’t heard already some really big news for Windows users was announced this past week. Windows 8.1 has officially launched. When Windows 8 launched last year, it brought with it a new, modern OS that was a big change from…

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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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Bring your Unity game to the Windows Store for free

How do the Unity announcements change the price to publish your Unity app or game? Let’s take a look. At the recent Build conference and yesterday morning, some big news was announced concerning Unity and Windows. One of the biggest pieces of news is that the pro add in for the Windows Store and Windows Phone…


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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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…


Step-by-Step – Making Windows 8 Pong for a complete beginner

Instead of building Hello World to get started learning Windows 8 development, consider customizing your own version of Pong. “I want to build a Windows 8 app/game, but I don’t know how to get started.” “I want to do a workshop with some kids but I am not sure what to do.” “I want to…

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Step-by-Step creating an app to find the nearest…

Can you really just take a template, change the data source and have a useful app? If you find the right data source, then the answer is yes. OpenData is an amazing concept. Organizations (especially municipal, provincial, and federal government) give the public access to their data so it can be used for websites and…

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