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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SmartWatch, Processing 2, C# and the love affair with Java

Here is a question: Who owns C#? Answer: No One Another question: Who owns Java? Answer: Oracle Just saying. Processing 2 for example is OpenSource but not open specification, it does have a community, but like TouchDevelop, it is an unusual language that is useful for programming Arduinos.  Are there other products like the Arduino? …

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Pebble watch and Windows 8: Building an app that connects the two

Turns out in a conversation with one of the Pebble Watch Engineers, they didn’t know that the interface with Windows 8 is similar to the interface they use with the iPhone.  So over the next few weeks I am going to explore the possibility of working with the Pebble Watch. Why the Pebble Watch? It…

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Programming in the cloud, it’s not Monaco, it’s TouchDevelop

Oh sure Monaco is the cool product right now, but if you want to create Windows 8 Apps quickly then you need to take a look at http://www.TouchDevelop.com/hoc What can you do with TouchDevelop?  Well for a number of theologies you might be in the gift giving time of year.  You could create a cool…

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Designing your JavaScript game from scratch sort of: CSS

When you start your design, after you put your thoughts on paper or in a software package that can help you with your design like PowerPoint Storyboarding tool which gets loaded when you have Visual Studio Ultimate, Visual Studio Premium, or Visual Studio Test Professional.  If you are a STEM student get the Visual Studio…

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Box2D Physics port to JavaScript

So in my previous blog I mentioned Box2D and WinRT.  David mentioned that there was Box2D for JavaScript, which is a great way to add physics to your project: http://box2d-js.sourceforge.net/index2.html This won’t be your final library to build your game, but it certainly is useful if you like to slam code!  Thanks David!  You are…

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List of 2 Reasons to use WinRT: Ease of use and JavaScript

WinRT can be used to create COM (DLL files) with C#/VB/C++.  COM is pretty easy to do in C#/VB, so I am going to skip that story.  WinRT with C++ is MUCH, MUCH, Simpler then making COM in C++. So there is a reason: WinRT is easier to build then COM. Now you are  building…

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Default HTML 5 folders and files

  Well back from my vacation, deserved or not.  Didn’t do much, mostly surfed on cloudy days (so that are less people at the beach in the way), swam in the condo swimming pool and read a bunch of fiction books.  Started off with War and Remembrance, ever read War and Peace?  This is sort…

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