For the last few days, I have been touring gaming departments of University's in the North West of England.
As part of the tour we have been hosting a number of presentation including employability, CV and portfolio development guidance by the team from Aadrvark Swift Recruitment and then I have been discussing and demoing the opportunity of Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows Azure. Finishing the events with awareness of competitions such as Search for a Star and the Imagine Cup.
A number of questions, students have been asking are around the use of 3rd party frameworks vs. native game development and the opportunity on the new Windows platform. I have done a number of blog posts about the opportunity on Windows 8 see here.
As your all aware Native code offers a number of benefits related to code reuse, and it opens up opportunities for game engines, physics, animation, audio libraries, and more.
The following organizations are announcing Windows Phone 8 support:
- Unity Technology demonstrated today on stage at //Build for the first time, the Unity tools and engine that they used to create a game for Windows Phone 8. Read the Unity announcement and if you’re at //Build visit Unity Technology on the expo floor.
- Havok, who showed an early preview of Windows Phone support last June, is showing off its Vision Engine at //Build in the Gaming session (which will be live streamed). Read Havok’s announcement. //Build attendees can visit Havok on Windows Phone Booth.
- Marmalade announced support for Windows Phone 8 with the Marmalade SDK. //Build attendees can visit Marmalade and see a demo on Windows Phone Booth.
- Cocos2d gaming framework is coming to Windows Phone 8. See the details.
- SharpDX, an open-source C#/Managed DirectX API for.NET, is now available for Windows Phone 8.
- Ogre, the popular open-source 3-D graphics rendering engine, is coming to Windows Phone Check the preview.
- FMOD Ex, the popular audio library, is coming to Windows Phone 8.
- Autodesk Scaleform is confirmed for Windows Phone 8.
- Audiokinetic Wwise audio pipeline solution is confirmed for Windows Phone 8.
If your interested in Windows Phone 8 development check out the following Video from Build.
Interested in more details re Windows Phone see http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2012/10/30/new-tools-for-windows-phone-8-save-developers-time-and-money.aspx
If your interested in Windows 8 Development