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  • Blog Post: Free Zombie Art Assets to help you build your game

    Want to build a game but don’t have the time (or for some of us, the talent) to create the art assets? Check out the free Zombie art asset pack! Always wanted to build a game but thought it was too hard? Having beautiful art assets gives your game a much more polished look and feel and makes the game...
  • Blog Post: Tower Game Starter Kit gives you a head start on your game!

    Woot Studio has released an HTML Cross platform Tower Game Starter Kit! One of the challenges of building games is the time it takes to build art assets, game logic and multiple levels. That’s why starter kits and re-usable art assets are so helpful. Christer Kaitila (aka MCFunkyPants) has developed...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with DirectX/C++ Gaming

    Getting started with DirectX 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...
  • Blog Post: Bring your Unity game to the Windows Store for free

    How do the Unity announcements change the price to publish your Unity app or game? Let’s take a look. At the recent Build conference and yesterday morning, some big news was announced concerning Unity and Windows. One of the biggest pieces of news is that the pro add in for the Windows Store...
  • Blog Post: Learn how a little extra code can enhance HTML5 games

    With a little code, you can add new game elements to make even a simple game like Pong more engaging You can download the complete source code for this project here ( http://sdrv.ms/10B0H6l ). Also, check out my GitHub, it’s stuffed full of free to use templates and projects to help you get started developing...
  • Blog Post: OIGC Gaming Conference Student Challenge

    The Ottawa Gaming conference has a gaming challenge for students, and you could win a Surface RT . What happens when SteamPunk and OuterSpace meet Zombies? That’s what we want to find out! We’ve got three packs of game art you can use to build something fun! Why not chill out and get a little creative...
  • Blog Post: Game developers unite in Edmonton, Ottawa, and Vancouver (or just online!)

    Games are some of the most popular downloaded apps on mobile platforms and they are just plain fun to build! Get a jump start on building a cool game in person, or with some great online resources. Finally, we can get serious about games! Join us at the Windows 8 Gaming Development Clinics, we’re visiting...
  • Blog Post: Template of the week: Windows 8 HTML5 Pong Game

    HTML5 Pong is a great template for developers who are new to HTML5/Canvas or game development in general This blog is part of a series Okay full disclosure I wrote this template but that’s not the only reason why I think its great. This template shows you how easy it is to get your game up...
  • Blog Post: Template of the week: Windows 8/Web/Phone HTML5 Game Yeti Bowl

    Yetibowl is a great resource for the XNA developer who wants to learn how to cross over to HTML5/Canvas or the HTML5 developer who wants to learn games. This blog is part of a series Okay Yetibowl isn’t exactly a template, but it serves a similar purpose. A template helps you get a jumpstart on an app...
  • Blog Post: Learn to build an HTML5 game and how to migrate HTML5 games to Windows 8

    Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 from 1-5PM Eastern catch an online Game developer camp for anyone interested in HTML5 game development. HTML5 game development is a great way to build casual games for the web or for Windows 8. So, we’ve got a Game Developer camp planned to help you learn about both HTML5 game...
  • Blog Post: Last Call: Join us in Toronto for Windows 8 Pure Imagination

    Learn about HTML gaming, talk to a VC to learn about funding for start-ups, join the hackathon, learn about Windows 8 design, or how to use Azure for free websites or to give you back end services for iOS, Windows8, or Windows Phone, all this and more at Windows 8 Pure Imagination Microsoft with partner...
  • Blog Post: Could a game take you to Russia for Imagine Cup Finals?

    The Imagine Cup game category has changed this year and will allow more game developers to participate! In the past the Imagine Cup game categories required students to design games that fit an Imagine Cup theme of helping others. This resulted in some wonderful games that educated and inspired us...
  • Blog Post: How does a Flash developer get going with HTML5?

    EaselJS is a JavaScript library that provides an API that will be familiar to Flash developers to make it easier to work with canvas. HTML5 is supported in Internet Explorer 9 and higher, and other modern web browsers. You can build native apps for Windows 8 with HTML5 . The great thing about this broad...
  • Blog Post: Atari goes HTML5 and we can help you do the same!

    Not only can you now play HTML5 Atari games you can build your own! We’ve got code and workshops to help! Okay I am going to admit to my age for a moment. I remember bugging my dad to buy me Pong. Pong was released in 1972 and Atari released and inspired many generations of gamers and game developers...
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