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…


Windows Phone 7 Mango update

Hello World! Today I saw a really impressing video from the preview of the upcoming Windows Phone 7 update coming this fall It gives a great impression of what is coming, [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vohmbZjRXqk] The things I’m most exited about are: Multitasking: So I can listen to web streams and do something else with my phone. Sockets:…


XNA Impressions

  Hi @ all This is going to be my first blogpost here and my first blogpost at all ! So please don’t expect too much 😉 Last week I was presenting a little workshop for YMITS and how to develop applications for round  two, as part of our “Fachgruppen-Workshop” in Basel. I presented a…


Microsoft XNA 4.0 beta: the Touch Gesture

Hi all, As you have probably seen XNA 4.0 beta has been published this Monday along with the windows Phone Development Tools Beta. Even if this version doesn’t support Xbox 360 title for the moment, it’s interesting to take a closer look at the big picture to get prepared for the future (which will of…

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Windows Phone 7 Series

Hi all, A lot has been going on at Microsoft lately:Bing maps has evolved a lot, you can directly see some Photosynth within a map, you can view street side, you can use the WorldWide Telescope, and even see pictures of flickr directly in a map.Internet Explorer 9 PP has been released, all the reviews…

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You Make IT Smart: Code – Play – Win

The You Make IT Smart campaign invites you to “Code – Play – Win”. Find out how to program your own spaceship game, win one of the 200 free Xbox 360® Arcade consoles, download free software, complete free online learning courses or take part in competitions with great prizes.   Microsoft Switzerland is giving away…

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Academic tech·days 09 Presentations Published

The first Academic tech·days 09 were successfully organized on 1st April 2009 at the CICG Geneva and on 8th April 2009 at the Kongress & Kursaal Bern. We thank warmly our speakers for their great presentations and all our Academic TechDays visitors for their interest. Presentations of the Academic tech·days 09 are now downloadable at:…

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Welcome to the Academic tech·days 09!

    Academic tech·days Genève Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2009, 13:45–21:00 Place: CICG, Rue de Varembé 17, 1211 Genève   Academic tech·days Bern Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 13:45–23:00 Place: Kursaal Bern, Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern   The Academic tech·days 09 is the first Microsoft tech·days track organized specifically for technically focused students, teachers and…

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Foundations of Digital Games Conference April 26-30, 2009

FDG ’09, the fourth International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, is organized on April 26-30, 2009 on-board the Disney Wonder cruise ship departing from Port Canaveral, Florida. The FDG`09 is a focal point for academic efforts in all areas of research and education involving computer and console games, game technologies, game play and…

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