Make Windows 8 Games with Construct 2

This post is part of 3 week series giving current and aspiring game devs the tools, resources, and advice they need to get started building for Windows. Check out the overview of the series to find what you need. For additional resources to build your app check out AppBuilder. Creating a game for Windows 8…


Windows Store trends: In-App Purchases, Games Rising In Popularity On Windows Store

It’s interesting to see Windows Store trends – Feb 2014 Update from Windows Apps Team.  Like to share some data with you.  In summary:  in-app purchases, and games are rising in popularity in windows store. This blog post is the latest in a recurring series that provides details about recent trends in the Windows Store…


Student App Challenge is Back: Get up to S100 by April 14th, 2014

We are super excited to announce the return of the Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge. Create and publish a Windows 8 app by April 14th, 2014 and you could win* a $50 gift card. Promote your app and receive 100 downloads for the chance to win* an additional $50 gift card. Microsoft will provide…


New Incentive: Bring your game made with Unity to Windows Store and Windows Phone

Unity makes it easy for you. Now Microsoft is sweetening the deal for the talented and committed Unity developers who want to bring their existing Unity titles to Windows Store and Windows Phone. With a new incentive offer, Microsoft is supporting the creation and launch of the best made-with-Unity games and apps on Windows Phone/Windows…


Unity: Free Add on for Windows 8 | Start Learning Presentation/Tutorials | Over $100,000 Contest

       Unity 4.2 is here, and the latest update to the 4.x cycle includes deployment to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Unity is popular cross-platform game engine with a built-in IDE developed by Unity Technologies. It is used to develop video games for web plugins, desktop platforms, consoles and mobile devices, and is…


Windows 8 App Development Opportunity

I had the honor to present Windows 8 app development opportunity for teachers and students at MPICT’s Faculty Development Training last week at City College of San Francisco Mission Campus.  Many of them have asked for presentation and resources, and I thought it is a good idea to share so I posted in my blog….


What Web Developers Need to Know to Develop Windows 8 Apps

Many thanks to Bay Area Mobile meetup and Bay Area jQuery Meetup for inviting me to speak on What Web Developers Need to Know to Develop Windows 8 Apps.  Abstract, presentation and resources are available below: Abstract You already have a Web app on the Internet and want to reach customers with a new, targeted…


1 Day Free Workshop For College Students: Get $100 for Every Wins 8 App

  Quick! Who is interested in earning a quick $100 PLUS free pizza, tutorials, games, Give away and prizes! You can earn a $100 for each Windows app you publish. (and up to $1500!!) Sign up our Windows 8 App Madness Workshop either at south bay or east bay (Space is limited) Friday, March 15rd,…


Get up to $2000: Incentive for Publishing Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Apps

Enter Today to get your $100 (per app) up to $2000* Keep the Cash • Publish an app • Get up to $2000* Publish your app(s) in the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store and fill out the form to participate. You can submit up to 10 apps per Store and get $100 for each qualified…


Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge| Receive $100 | Win Trip of A Lifetime

I wanted to share an opportunity Microsoft has for students to get experience building Windows 8 apps and earn some cool prizes along the way. We are currently running a software development contest called the Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge from today through April 11th, 2013. The Challenge provides students with the tools and…