I have left Microsoft and this blog is no longer under my control. All of the content should remain for some time however and any new updates can be found at http://davedev.net.
-Dave, September 2013
With all the buzz around Windows Phone lately there has never been a better time to write an app. Microsoft is offering a new contest to help you get started. This includes training and some great prizes.
Details via the website here..
With great devices hitting the market and the broadly acclaimed user interface based on Metro design principles, Windows Phone is setting the new cool for mobile computing. Take advantage of the excitement and create a cutting edge application - fast. Really fast. 30 days fast.
· Starting Jan 31, you will have access to a weekly schedule with useful videos and guidance from experts to keep you on track.
· In Week 2, you have a chance to request a token* to register for App Hub if you do not already have an account.
· In Week 3, you could get a Nokia Lumia 800* to test your app (And the phone will be yours to keep!)
And, there’s a pretty sweet prize for 4 winners* - a state-of-the-art entertainment package complete with a 3D TV and the ultimate gaming experience with Xbox Kinect.
Are you in? Sign up today at www.30tolaunch.com to join the challenge.
*Challenge and associated offer is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia who are hobbyists, professionals, or developers in the field of software technology 18+. Additional Terms and Conditions apply. For more information see official rules
Looking for some place to get started with HTML5 Gaming? How about porting it to different platforms like iOS and Windows 8? If so you will not want to miss the upcoming free, HTML5 Gaming Workshop from local Jesse Freeman.
HTML5 Game Development with Impact
DATE: Monday, March 5, 2012 REGISTRATION: 8:00am - 8:30am TIME: 8:30am - 4:30 pm
Microsoft New York Office
During this workshop we will cover: • How to install tools for HTML 5 game building. • Introduction to Game Design, Game Theory and Web Gaming. • Intro to ImpactJS. • Making your first ImpactJS game. • Game Asset generation with PhotoShop Scripting. • Working with inheritance, animation and sound in ImpactJS. • Deployment strategies and distribution (Web, Desktop, Mobile). • Deploying your game to Windows 8 as a Metro Style App.
Workshop attendees will also get a free non-commercial license of Impact JS along with documentation and lesson source code.
So, what should you do? • Register now – these will fill up quickly • Bring a laptop (we may not have room for your awesome liquid-cooled gaming desktop) • Start thinking of game ideas! Keep them simple to start – you can always make them more awesome later.
It’s a free event, so register today and we’ll see you at HTML5 Game Development with Impact!