App of the Week - Game Dev Tycoon

I know that many of you dream of becoming a famous game developer working on the next blockbuster. Why not start to practice now? This week’s app is “Game Dev Tycoon” as very fun and addictive game where you start as an independent game developer in the 80’s working in your garage. When you start…

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App of the Week - Jetpack Joyride

It has been a while since we last reviewed a game! Let me change that and present to you “Jetpack joyride”. It is a very fun little arcade game a discovered only a few days ago.   You are playing Barry, a bored salesman that happened to steal a jetpack in a secret lab. (If…

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App of the Week - Feed me Oil

Hi there Today I’ll write about an incredible cool puzzle game I found out there in the marketplace, “Feed me Oil”. It’s fun to play and if you really like it you can purchase it for only CHF 1.29. An oil pipeline is broken and the oil is about to pollute the nature, but somehow…


Shape - The App Conference

Hi all! Some times ago, there was a really cool conference organized by Microsoft Switzerland called Shape. In this blog I like to give you some impressions about this event, because in my eyes every student who likes to code for Windows Phone 7 or Windows 8 should visit an event like that from time…

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App of the Week - Taptitude

Let me stay again in the big world of games in this App Of the Week’s blog post. Last time, Benjamin presented you with the fact that smartphone games as well can shine with very expensive and detailed graphics. In my case I think graphics are sometimes overrated, especially if they affect the absence of the…

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App of the Week - Sid Meier’s Pirates!

I’m not using often my phone to play games, because I know their potential of drawing me in and keep me locked down for hours. Usually on the Xbox or PC it’s not that problematic but sitting in a tramway and driving around in circles in the city for hours because of forgetting time and…


App of the Week - Legends of Descent

Hi there today we start with a new Blog Category, App of the Week. From now on to all eternity you will get each Monday a short review from our team about one of our favourite WP7 and later this year maybe also about our favourite Windows 8 apps. We will start with Legend Of…


Game Lab Finals @ the ETH Zürich

Last week the ETH Game Programming Lab Zürich presented their recent student projects in front of an open audience with some invited special guests (i.eg. from Microsoft and Disney’s Black Rock Studio). They presented the final results after 13 weeks of dedicated work and closed the program with two awards – one for the most favorite project of Black…


Practical use of Kinect sensor in academia

Hi all, From a friend I got a link to a really nice video from a broadcast on Swiss television called “Einstein”. It shows the possibilities of the Kinect sensor in use, with an example from universitiy of Bern (forensic medicine). Have a look and enjoy a short view of our future 🙂 Click here…

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Kinect drivers and SDK on the way...

Hi all, Good news for all of you who like to use the Kinect device with the PC and do programming on it. Microsoft is working on an official driver and SDK for developers. Different hacks on the devices (see my last blog) show the huge interest and now Microsoft reacts on them. Especially integration…

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