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
You can watch the video on Channel 9 here:
Slides can be downloaded here:
There is also a companion blog post you can read here as well as the full source code here.
During the past couple of months I’ve been hacking around in the world of HTML5 Canvas and casual gaming. The community that has formed up around HTML5 Gaming in particular is awesome and I am continually impressed by what I’ve seen.
Not to mention I’m a big retro gaming fan – 8 bits anyone?
With that in mind I wanted to contribute back to the community if I could. I figured the best way I could do that was to take the experience I have writing Windows 8 Metro Style Apps and combine them with the world of HTML5 Canvas based gaming.
You can grab the sourcecode from Codeplex here:
Or GitHub here:
I am replicating all the source back between GitHub into Codeplex so regardless of where you fork you will always have the latest source.
If you decide to write a Windows 8 app and want to get into the Windows Store I would love to hear about it! You may also want to check out my previous Windows 8 Metro Style Development Tips:
Update – July 12th – Updated with Codeplex project info.
In order to give easier access to all of the sample code and starter kits I am now hosting everything on my Codeplex account with all of the source being replicated from my GitHub account.
This means you will be able to grab the latest source code builds from both Codeplex and Github, whichever ones you prefer to work with.
Right now there are four repositories broken down as follows:
As always, all of this code is for demonstration purposes only. Microsoft and I offer no warranties or support for it. It’s sole purpose is to helps you get started in writing your own amazing apps!