Getting to grips with Web Graphics Library and Building Web Based Games and Apps

If your a student game developer there never a better time to get upto date with the latest tech and tools which the Christmas holiday starting and having access to DreamSpark Azure why not get your teeth into WebGL and build some great prototypes you can take into January’s Global Game Jam. So what is…

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Windows Games Ambassador & student Tim Stoddard nominated for a TIGA Games Industry Award

Guest blog by Tim Stoddard, Staffordshire University @Gamepopper Standing out above the crowd My discovery into games development came from an opportunity at A-Levels to make a project on anything, so I decided to make a game using GameMaker 8. I decided to pursue making computer games in University, when I transferred from Computer Science…

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Getting Started with Unity3d/Construct2 – Using a Game Template

We all love gamejams or hackathons but sometimes not all the participants have any prior knowledge of middleware or where to start with a game. Over the past year we have done lots of work with unity3d and construct2 would like to share some game templates to help you get started building amazing gamejam games…

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Windows Phone Games with Construct 2

Guest post by Henry Hoffman from Mudvark. Who are Mudvark Mudvark are an independent games studio based in Central London. Specialising in crafting award-winning games for a variety of platforms, they have self-published titles which include Mortar Mellon for Windows8 and Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone can be a great platform to release your Construct…

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Get in the Game… Create some Games over summer with Construct2 HTML5/JS

Scirra have teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new Windows 8-based competition with some fantastic prizes! Create a new game with Construct 2, or port an existing one, and successfully publish it to the Windows 8 Store by June 21st to be entered in to the competition. Allow a week for the store submission…

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Windows 8 Scottish Universities Game Jam

   On the 3rd 4th and 5th of April, The Windows Games Ambassadors hosted the Scottish Universities Jam at the University of West of Scotland ‘UWS’ in Glasgow. The event was an intense weekend of game development based on Windows 8 games with a focus on students developing a portfolio of Windows Phone and Windows…

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Construct2 HTML5/JS Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Games

  Construct 2 supports publishing Windows Store games Don’t have Construct2 For one week you can purchase Construct 2 Personal and Business Edition licenses with a 40% discount see https://www.scirra.com/blog/111/spring-sale-40-off?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=LinkToBlogPost&utm_campaign=BlogSubscription-22-4-2013 Discount on Construct 2 till 29th April 2013 If you’re looking to upgrade your Personal license to a Business license, there has never been a…

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Windows In Academia Presentations

On the 26th of March we held an event to help raise awareness of the opportunity of Windows 8 and Windows Phone within academic gaming courses. The intention of the event was to.. 1. Introduce the latest technology released by Microsoft 2. Present the curricula resources available for academics 3. Provide an overview and guidance…

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ZERO260 is a virtual training session on Construct2

ZERO260 is a virtual training session, that will get you up to speed FAST with Windows 8 game creation. In just 2 hours, participants will learn everything needed to create, upload and distribute a new game. As you know I think  Construct2 by Scirra, is an superb game framework that allows students to build their…

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FREE Windows Azure Construct2 Plugin for gaming backend services.

This plugin for Construct 2 makes it easy to integrate the power of Azure Mobile Services into your games for Windows 8. Saving to the cloud is a great way to seamlessly store data for achievements, leaderboards, save games, user data and lots more! Example basic use case: The player gets a new high score…

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