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  • Blog Post: The Northeast MSDN Roadshow – “Mashed APIs” Tour

    Get ready to learn and code, because the Northeast MSDN Roadshow team is loading up content, code, and demos that might even work, to return to the roads for a special limited engagement in June! These are free workshops , great for students, hobbyists, and professional developers who want to learn the...
  • Blog Post: Game Development with Construct 2 – Templates for Windows 8

    As you consider your Windows 8 game development options , have a look at Construct 2 by Scirra .  It helps you create games quickly, providing a visual, no-coding-required experience supporting a number of platforms, including the Windows Store and Windows Phone.  (And behind the scenes, games...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Games with Unity - Online & In-Person Event

    Have you used Unity for game development?  As announced by Unity, you’ll be able to put your work to even more use with coming support for Windows 8 / Windows Store games: Unity Blog: "Unity 4 Early Access for Windows Store apps" To help Unity developers learn how to create or reuse projects...
  • Blog Post: Office Hours for Boston Area Windows 8 App Developers

    Are you working on a Windows 8 app or game, or want to get started but have some questions? Drop by to chat/code/test with us at our new One Cambridge Center offices where we’ll have open time to answer your questions and discuss your apps. We’ll be there each Wednesday starting tomorrow, 9/26, and for...
  • Blog Post: JavaScript Physics Engines and Windows 8 Games

    Driven by opportunity and visions of success in the Windows Store, you set to work, turning your gaming idea into code. “It Was My Understanding There’d Be No Math” Maybe you wanted to move something across the screen.  Maybe check if it hit a target.  Oh, and there’s wind, and friction, and...
  • Blog Post: Using CreateJS in your JavaScript-Based Windows 8 Game

    So, you’re making a Windows Store game using JavaScript and HTML5?  Excellent! The good news is many others have created games with web-based technologies and, with many common features that games need, some great libraries have emerged to make things easier. CreateJS is a set of JavaScript libraries...
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