Indie Dev Podcast: Ep 27 – Chris Love, Love2Dev

This week I am joined by Chris Love, who is a Microsoft MVP for 8 years ASP.NET and is now making the transition to the new category, front-end web dev. Chris has an extensive background in web development, and specifically around performance, which is one reason I wanted to bring him on the show, but……


Indie Dev Podcast Ep 23 – Sean Colombo, Blueline Games

Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Sean Colombo has been making games for 15 years. After quitting college to run web-startup “LyricWiki”, he sold the site to Wikia in 2009. A couple years later he founded BlueLine Games to focus on making digital versions of award-winning board games. BlueLine’s flagship games……


Interview with Chris Charla from ID@Xbox, LevelUp on Channel9

  Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox, discusses independent development on Xbox One and Windows 10. [00:57] – Who is Chris Charla [03:25] – What is ID@Xbox and how does it work? [04:58] – Windows 10 and the Universal App Platform [08:35] – Why be a part of ID@Xbox on Windows 10? [10:17] – What’s the……


Lifehack: Record video footage with Windows 10 Game DVR

So I play a lot of games (Heroes of the Storm!) and I frequently want to record what I’m doing, so that I can provide commentary for others, but also so that I can learn from my mistakes. I generally use a tool like Camtasia for my recording and editing, especially outside of gaming, but……


The Xbox wasn’t Microsoft’s first console – the MSX was

I’m sure the Xbox will always have a special place in the hearts of many of us, but it surely wasn’t Microsoft’s first foray into gaming. For nearly two decades prior to that, Microsoft’s DOS and Windows operating systems had games running on them.   It wasn’t until the first implementation of Microsoft’s DirectX API……


Sunsetting the XBLIG program for the Xbox 360

It’s a sad day for current and former XBLIG developers, but it is inevitable that all digital retail stores must come to an end. I’ll post my feelings on the XBLIG program, and share storied about all of the wonderful people I’ve met through the program at a later date, when I’ve had time to……


A list of my favorite links this week

This is my weekly newsletter which covers my favorite stories of the week in the fields of Tech, HTML5, Startups, Game Dev, and Venture Capital. If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand……


MonoGame 3.4 is out, has support for Windows 10, and that will include Xbox One

Today the MonoGame team released 3.4, which includes a flurry of updates, but most importantly, support for Windows 10 Universal Apps and was timed to coordinate with the Build 2015 conference going on right now. I wrote more about what’s coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 for game developers here, following GDC. What does……


How to write games for Xbox One – Video and slides

I recently gave a talk about game development on Xbox One for Brazil’s Game Expereince virtual conference. The video is finally online, so I wanted to share it with you. The slides for this presentation can also be found on my slideshare.   The post How to write games for Xbox One – Video and…


GDC: Xbox LIVE and Xbox One will be open to many more developers now

Chris Charla, Director of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program gave a talk at GDC today, covering many of the changes coming to Xbox and WIndows 10 later this year. His talk will be posted on Channel 9 24 hours after he gave the talk at GDC, so expect to see it online at some point on Thursday.……