Hackathon Winners Share Feedback on Experimenting With New Tech

This post is part of an ongoing series presented by the “Every Dev Has a Story” program from Microsoft where we share stories about innovators, creators, and developers doing something unique. If you’re harnessing technology in a new way or have built something great, tweet screenshots, video, or blogs of your story using the #iDevThis hashtag on Twitter. The city…


Getting Started With Your First Indie Game

This post is part of our #idevthis series where we focus on bringing developers together around the desire to create. Share your latest creation with the community using the the #idevthis hashtag on Twitter. People spend more money on game apps than any other category. In fact, in 2012 over 57% of all paid downloads were games…


Build Your First #IoT Project: Hello Blinky

This project is part of our #idevthis series where we listen to what developers are most interested in and then share tutorials to make it easy to participate in the latest trends. Share your finished project or just tell us what you’re most excited about using the #idevthis hashtag on Twitter.  Overview: Learn how to…


Indie Dev Advice for Utilizing Latest Tech in PC & Mobile Gaming

This post is part of an ongoing series presented by the “Every Dev Has a Story” program from Microsoft where we share stories about innovators, creators, and developers doing something unique. If you’re harnessing technology in a new way or have built something great, tweet screenshots, video, or blogs of your story using the #iDevThis hashtag…


How and Why to Build a Game a Week

  Thomas Palef builds one game a week to hone his HTML5 skills fast rather than hitting his head against the wall on a single game that may or may not end up being any good. We had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas on his new challenge and to find out how/why he’s doing this: Our takeaway -…


Marketing Tips from an Indie Game Dev with over 3 Million Downloads

Imran Shafiq spends his days coding healthcare software and his evenings lighting up Windows Phone 8 devices as an indie dev. “Game Development is my creative outlet. It takes up a lot of my free time, but I’d love to make it my career some day.” – Imran Shafiq, @DanglingNeuron. His brand, Dangling Neuron, has included some impressive success…