DevRadio webcast: Ashley Gullen on using Construct 2 to build amazing games for Windows 8

I was very excited to speak with Ashley Gullen from Scirra as part of the Microsoft DevRadio series on Channel 9.  Ashley demoed Construct 2, an easy-to-use HTML5 game engine that allows anyone to create gaming apps for Windows 8, Windows Phone, and other platforms.  With this tool, you can add background, sprites, and sounds…

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Windows 8 holiday app challenge for students

Students can create and publish a Windows 8 app by January 20 and win a $100 gift card!  Take advantage of this promotion and some extra time over the holidays to get your app published. Here are the steps: · Get Visual Studio Express for Windows 8: https://aka.ms/JenVS2012 (halfway down the page, in blue) ·…

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Windows Store development for iOS developers

NOTE: this event will live stream today and tomorrow (Dec 13-14) from 9-5pm Pacific time both days.  You can view the live stream at Channel 9 or the Verge.  The recordings will be available later at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Windows-Camp/Windows-Store-App-Development-for-iOS-Developers.  Join the Big Nerd Ranch and Microsoft for this free, two-day training designed to jumpstart your Windows Store…

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DevRadio webcast: Jason Follas on developing a Windows 8 app

I interviewed Jason Follas as part of the Microsoft DevRadio series on Channel 9.  We had a great conversation about his applications Knave Defender and Knave 21.  He demoed his apps (very cool card games!).  He discussed his HTML5/JavaScript code and the libraries that he found useful.  Then, we talked about a presentation he gave…

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