Free! Building Games: Data Structures in C++ Presentation in XAML or HTML 5! Free yourself!

Oh what a great day it is when you see that C++ can work directly with XAML or through WinRT with JavaScript.  Amazing! XAML he best example of a XAML based game with C++ and DirectX is the one found at: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Metro-style-DirectX-18f98448/view/Discussions There is an error in the code use the error list when it…

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Free! 21 Part Free tutorial on HTML5 and CSS, must read for game designers

If you read no other free tutorial this summer then this is the one you need to work through.  Do not stop for that morning expresso, go directly to the 21 part series on HTML5 CSS: HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners https://channel9.msdn.com/Series/HTML5-CSS3-Fundamentals-Development-for-Absolute-Beginners If you are like me and used to working with…


HTML 5 Metro Game Design: Adding an App Bar to the Memory Game

You built the memory game, and you want to add some controls, not navigational controls, never add navigation to the app bar in any language. Make sure to review the following, if you were around during the paper documentation days, you get the manual then certain pages would wear out after awhile, in this case…


Building a HTML5 game based on the Metro Design Philosophy using Blend for Visual Studio

First, you will need to follow a lengthy and somewhat boring tutorial, keep in mind that boredom is part of learning.  It is hard, historically, to learn during times of panic, battle or in fear of your life, during those times you should be applying what you have learned during the quiet and somewhat boring…


Thinking about Snap and Fill in Metro/HTML 5 based games

Three problems: Snap and Fill Pause the game Restarting the game Snap and Fill can be done using CSS or programmatically.  Either way you will need to pause the game and then restore the state, you then have to show the either a smaller image of your game that can be played.  Or show a…

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HTML 5: Irate Dolphins, storyboarding

As usual in the development cycle there are so may tools that can be used. Paper and Pen/Pencil, for many good designers the way to go.  Since I am not a good designer, rather a lazy guy, after all I want to do is go swimming in the ocean and then hang out goofing off,…


HTML 5 Games: Irate Dolphins returns

Ok, I copyright the idea of Irate Dolphins as a game series as of today: Irate Dolphins @2012.  So now I will describe the game: Top Line: A pod of dolphins decide to fight the land based caused pollution of the plastic garbage, noise, sewage, and cigarette butts with special tools that are adopted to…


Getting started with HTML 5 and JavaScript

Oh-oh, it may be true that if you wait long enough everything comes back into fashion.  HTML 5, Javascript/ECMAScript are back in fashion. First you need to have the ability to run a web host on your machine.  If you don’t want to use Visual Studio, then there are python based web hosting tools. If…


FREE VIP Windows8 Developer Event – 4/23/2012 – Club Nokia @ LA Live… or you can attend the event online if you can’t make it!

Attend in person If you want to attend this event use this link: FREE VIP Windows8 Developer Event – 4/23/2012 – Club Nokia @ LA Live… And register from Scott’s blog. Attend online using Live Stream Use this link (available also from Scott’s blog) http://bit.ly/windows8developersonlinevideo Here you will also be able to follow the lives…


Building a website for your game company

To get started with building a game company you will need a website that you can control the architecture and systems.  There are some excellent sited that are inexpensive that you can use, but controlling your own site has benefit$, yep, your own site means that you can make more money and drive more traffic…

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