We’re holding another game camp, this time a mega-one! We have four different activities to choose from – learning XNA from scratch, learning how to build Windows Phone applications and games, discovering HTML5 games and applications and finally, if you’re up for it, a 40 hour challenge to build a game and win prizes.
Sound good? Check it out at http://bit.ly/ritcamp and register before it’s too late.
Here are some of the details – you’ll find more at the above link.
There are four options to choose from - please make sure you pick the right one so you can secure your spot:
All four options will have appropriate meals provided (Jam Competitors will get lunch and dinner provided throughout the weekend, while the other three will have lunch served on Saturday), so don't think we're going to leave you hungry or thirsty either.
If you are entering the Game Jam, you are expected to have the skills to build a game in XNA, HTML5 or Silverlight. There will be minimal coaching and education provided for the Game Jam competitors (there will be some, but we expect you to be go-getters and ready to learn on the spot if you need to).
If you are attending the XNA in a Day session, you will maximise your experience by installing the necessary software BEFORE you get to the day. Head over to the AppHub and download and install the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. If you're a student you can even get the full version of Visual Studio which will give you even more power when developing your games - get it at DreamSpark.
If you're attending the Windows Phone Camp, you can also get a headstart by installing the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 before coming along to Winter XNA Games.
If you're planning on attending the HTML5 Camp, you might want to take a look at Web Matrix which you can find about here.