Game Design: XAML/DirectX/C++ Game Design Links that I have reviewed

Yeah, I know that I need to be focused on one thing, but I see the linkage between game design and the Internet of Things.  For instance at a conference I attended last week, one of the teams had designed a air launched projectile that responded to Tweets.  Now this was basically a creative and…

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Hardware: Pebble watch which really does work with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

I just ordered the Pebble Watch from Best Buy so I can pick it up later today.  I had thought to buy the TEXAS INSTRUMENTS EZ430-CHRONOS-433 CC430, RF WIRELESS WATCH, 433MHZ, DEV KIT, which would be cool, and you can modify the actual hardware inside of the watch.  And the Texas Instruments Dev kit is…

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TouchDevelop: Pushing the design envelope with Functional Programming

Although TouchDevelop isn’t well received by many “advanced” programmers, it is a sophisticated design tool that operates entirely in the cloud.  This means that you can use TouchDevelop on any platforms and generate Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps quickly and easily.  Being completely in the cloud and entirely focused on Touch enabled and…

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Batman Jigsaw: Help UCLA students by reviewing an app!

Help UCLA students learn how to build quality games by giving them feedback! Install this Windows 8 app, play it and rate it.  Students will be motivated to make appropriate changes. http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/batman-jigsaw/aa99d6c6-5b68-4093-bd93-c48ff9c4ee0e  

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UCLA Game Design: Learn Spanish

Help UCLA students learn how to build quality games by giving them feedback! Install this Windows 8 app, play it and rate it.  Students will be motivated to make appropriate changes. http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/learn-spanish-animals/c733bc86-eebc-4b2d-8f37-be820d6937e7    

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I love OneNote, but can you use C++ to write programs for it?

I do love OneNote, I have been using it consistently since 2003 with the early pen based laptops, which were great.  And over the past 10 years I have seen many student projects that used Visual Studio to implement customization with OneNote.  None of them were as cool as the games that you can create…

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What is your app great at? How do you get started?

What kind of process do you use to learn what your app is great at?  Let’s work through the process of going from idea to actually building a game.  This is only a thought experiment, and all of the data is from the numerous creatures that live in my brain (that is: all data is…

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