Try out some of our quick start labs to get building for Windows 8 and Windows Phone on a variety of Open Source and Middleware technologies

  Universal App Universal Apps are the new way to develop Windows Store apps. With a universal project developers are able to share code across Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone solutions. In this challenge you will learn how to create your a XAML/C# Universal app.C# is one of the most popular languages in the industry…

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Debugging Shaders in Visual Studio with Graphics Debugger and not with PIX

The latest tool for debugging shaders now ships as a feature in Microsoft Visual Studio, called Visual Studio Graphics Debugger. This new tool is a replacement for the PIX for Windows tool. Visual Studio Graphics Debugger has greatly improved usability, support for Windows 8 and Direct3D 11.1, and integration with traditional Visual Studio features such…

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Getting started with DirectX and C++ can be daunting, but there are a couple of new resources out that can help you!

You won’t master DirectX/C++ game development in a day, but if you want some good resources to help you get rolling, there are two great resources you should check out: Introduction to C++/DirectX Game Development on Microsoft Virtual Academy DirectX/C++ Game Project Template and Getting Started Kit Rapid2d C++/DirectX Game Engine Introduction to C++/DirectX Game…


Rapid2D C++ DirectX 11.1 Educational Gaming engine for Windows 8

Rapid2D is the only game engine that is specifically designed to produce Windows 8 The following Tutorials are available There will be 9 templates each with a basic description released at: http://www.rapid2d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=46 There is an editor and a scripting manual on the download page of rapid2d: http://www.rapid2d.com/downloads.html   Competition Rapid2D  will be doing lots more tutorials…


FallFury is an open source C++/DirectX 11.1 2D game for Windows 8.

The Awesome team of Development: Den Delimarsky PM & Testing: Clint Rutkas, Dan Fernandez Code Review: Brian Peek Design: Arturo Toledo, Rick Barraza Audio: David Walliman From Channel9.msdn.com have released FallFury open sourced C++/DX 2D Game for Windows 8 You are playing as a bear that falls down from the sky, collecting buttons, avoiding obstacles…

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