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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Tips and gotchas for Windows Phone apps:InkSpill

This series features interviews with Windows Phone app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows phone applications. This week’s interview features Studio SYD, a software development startup who built a game called InkSpill Could you briefly describe your application/game? InkSpill is a puzzle/strategy game. The player start at one corner of the board,…

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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…

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Hello Windows 8 XNA-ish

Take a look at our MSP Kowsheek Mahmoud’s experience migrating his XNA game to Windows 8! The answer to the owes of XNA developers comes in the form of MonoGame which is an open source implementation of Microsoft XNA 4. The development of MonoGame for Windows 8 has been a little slow so the hackers…

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Premiere Training on Mango – And it’s free!

If you find you aren’t busy on Tuesday, August 23 and Wednesday, August 24, you may be interested in attending free an online training event that will bring you to speed on how to build Mango apps. If you’re new to building apps on the Windows Phone 7 platform or a veteran looking to understand…

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Mango RTMs! Now what?

A week and a half ago, we announced that Windows Phone 7 Codenamed “Mango” RTM’ed (RTM = Release to Manufacturing).  This is great news for a number of reasons because Mango represents a very enticing update to Windows Phone 7 that in essence puts it at least on par with our competitors from a phone…

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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…


Get free tools from DreamSpark

Did you know that as a student, you have access to lots of freebies on http://www.dreamspark.com/? Need more development power than Visual Studio 2010 Express can offer? Want to get access to the full Microsoft Expression Studio suite? DreamSpark is the solution! DreamSpark provides students with various development and design tools at no charge. Additionally,…