Entity-Component System in Unity – a tutorial

Guest post by Sondre Agledahl: Microsoft Student Partner, Games programmer and CS student at UCL. Object-orientated programming is dead! Long live ECS! Entity-Component System is a powerful architectural pattern often used in game development. It’s in keeping with the general software architecture trend away from inheritance and object-orientated principles to a more data-driven approach to…

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Making games with C# and Unity – Beginner’s Tutorial

  Guest post by Sondre Agledahl: Games programmer, CS student and Microsoft Student Partner at UCL Microsoft Student Partners ran an introductory workshop to game development with C# and Unity at UCL. The workshop was a great success and we covered a lot of important topics, but due to time constraints we weren’t able to…

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Pixel Jam 2017 at University College London

Hello! Our names are Sondre Milch Agledahl and Slaviana Pavlovich. and we are Microsoft Student Partners at University College London Sondre: Games programmer, avid ROM hacker and karaoke enthusiast. Computer Science student at UCL. Website: http://sondreagledahl.com/ Slaviana: Lead for Microsoft Student Partners at UCL, studying IT and Management. I also have a wide range of…

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Microsoft Dream Build Play Game Development Competition $200,000 in prizes

Calling all game developers Push the boundaries of creativity and challenge yourself to craft experiences that deeply engage your players. This competition is open to all developers, working solo or in teams of up to seven. Create a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) game for one of the categories below by December 31, 2017 and you’ll…

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Imperial College London – Health Hack helping Cystic Fibrosis

  Guest Post by Simon Jackson Microsoft Valued Professional for Xbox What is the ICHealthHack? Quote from the ICHealthHack site: Imperial College is a leading university with world-class engineering and medicine faculties. Health Hack brings our community together to work on ideas which require interdisciplinary excellence. We are focused on serious games in the public…

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Typical Architecture for a Cloud Based Gaming Services

  Microsoft Azure is a pretty impressive array of Platform, Infrastructure and software services But what if you want a Solution for Games based on Azure? Here is a typical Architecture for building a Game infrastructure hosted in Azure 1.User connects to front end server to access the gaming app 2.Azure DNS resolves the app…

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How to land your dream job

Your next employer is going to look you up online. You can influence what they see by creating an online resume. In this series of posts we share everything you need to create an online resume! Where can I host it? Consider hosting it with Microsoft Azure. Students get basic web hosting for free on…

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ID@Xbox coming to Windows 10

  Last week I was out at GDC here a quick review of the key announcements.   Microsoft had a number of sessions see my earlier post http://blogs.msdn.com/b/uk_faculty_connection/archive/2015/02/10/gdc-microsoft-sessions-march-2nd-5th-2015.aspx Chris Charla, Director of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program gave a talk at GDC entitled New Opportunities for Independent Developers, covering many of the changes coming to Xbox and…

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