Why build games on Windows 8 at the Inter Uni Game Jam 2012


This weekend 17th – 18th Nov.  I will be at supporting and judging at the UK’s Uni Game Jam 2012, #UJ2012 hosted at the Nottingham Trent University.


A number of teams from across the UK will hopefully using the event to have a great time but also start developing and refining their personal portfolios and CVs. There will be lots of ideas following over the 24 hours and hopefully a good number will become entries into this years gaming category for the www.imaginecup.com 


Student game jams are great fun and a great way of getting experience, CV and portfolio materials development and may be even a amazing game into a store or marketplace.  So I am looking forward to a few hours of sleep and no doubt a NERF shoot out or two and seeing what can be achieved.

So keep an eye out on the blog and at www.devsoc.co.uk/game-jam for updates throughout the weekend.

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For teams entering the Windows 8 and Windows Phone category don't forget lots of great resources at http://dev.windows.com and http://dev.windowsphone.com  and all the SDK Can be downloaded from DreamSpark http://www.dreamspark.com 

Windows 8 is great gaming across all hardware and you can use lots of 3rd party frameworks and middleware so you could enter multiple categories.

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