Catch the Xbox One Tour in Canada!

  Xbox One is going on the road with four decked out Xbox One trucks and they are coming to Canada in October! Meet the team at one of the stops and be the first of your friends to pick up an Xbox One controller and put this beauty through its paces. Tour details are…

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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…


Video of the week: Skulls of the Shogun game lives on 3 screens and the cloud

Skulls of the Shogun is a fun multi-player game that brings to life the concept of 3 screens and the cloud We have phones, we have tablets, and we have console games. When we find a game we love shouldn’t it work on all three? Skulls of the Shogun developed by 17-BIT does a great…


Top 10 reasons to say hi to Microsoft at CUSEC 2013!

Find out what’s happening at the Microsoft booth at CUSEC 2013 and meet the Microsoft Canada Student team and recruiters. Tonight, I hop on a train and head to Montreal to return to CUSEC. I can’t wait to talk to you about what’s going on this year around Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Azure, and…

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Canadian Finals announced for Imagine Cup 2013

How will Canadians compete in this year’s Imagine Cup? What prizes can they get? Here’s the scoop Last year Canadian students showed off amazing creativity in the 2012 Imagine Cup, and team Greeni from George Brown College travelled to Australia to represent Canada at the worldwide finals. This year, the Imagine Cup Canadian finals will…


Could a game take you to Russia for Imagine Cup Finals?

The Imagine Cup game category has changed this year and will allow more game developers to participate! In the past the Imagine Cup game categories required students to design games that fit an Imagine Cup theme of helping others. This resulted in some wonderful games that educated and inspired us. However, the theme sometimes limited…


Imagine Cup 2013 is here – Canada let’s get coding!

The categories in Imagine Cup are more flexible than ever! Taking a project course? Building a game? Got a good business idea? Your code could take you to world finals in St. Petersburg Russia! They just announced the rules and competitions for Imagine Cup 2013 and this is the year to enter! We’re still sorting…


Microsoft + Mustang = Ultimate Machine

The Discovery channel show Inside West Coast Customs worked with Microsoft to deck out a classic muscle car with all the latest in Microsoft Technology. The final result is pretty awesome! Imagine driving this beauty around campus. No it is not April 1st, this is for real and it is cool! The crew at West…


Step outside for a while – Meet the makers of “Indie Game: The Movie” a Sundance Film Festival Selection

Ever wondered what life is like for an independent game developer? Microsoft Student Partner Jessica Pellow interviews Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky about their film “Indie Game: the movie” a film selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that follows the stories of four game developers. Bruce Mau, a Canadian designer, said “To invent something…


Sharing a Student Success Story

Just a short note because, aside from an urge to use alliteration, I wanted to share with you a cool success story. Microsoft Game Studios just published a new game called Hasta La Muerte by Pohlm Studios. Why did I want to tell you about it? Because Frederic Pedro, from France, created Pohlm studios and…