Building a Breakout game and Steve Jobs

 Taking a slight diversion, the rumors about Steve Job’s health do not seem to be confirmed, and let’s hope this innovator is healthy.  I hope that he is just sick of MacWorld and is hanging around with his wife and four children, working on the next new thing to give Microsoft a run for the…

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Why start game design by using Popfly to do your design?

You have basically two choices in getting started with your game: 1. Pull out the crayons and start drawing game levels, if you are wanting to get started quickly, you will need to make it a side scroller like the template game: Platformer, which shows up when you do File-New Project and it has an…

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So you got an XBox for Christmas and you want to build games for it!

Or maybe you were looking at this blog thinking: "Why didn’t Sam finish up on how to build games for the XBox?"  Good question, one I would rather ignore, however, let me explain.  My job at Microsoft is to work with students and professors at colleges in SoCal or Southern California to help them understand…

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Jobs in computer science or information science appear to be solid!

Your homework today is to open the platformer template A slight change in course from building free Christmas gifts I would like to show the current job employment data.  In the table below, the percentage of unemployment is running low for jobs that require a 4 year degree, and Computer related occupations appear to be…

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