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  • Blog Post: 28 days in - Windows Store Analytics for my Balloons game

    Via DaveDev.net … Recently, I posted a game to the Windows Store based on a course I authored for Lynda.com .  The game was primarily meant as a learning tool for the course but in letting my young kids play I found it to be entertaining enough that some other parents might want to use it. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Game Kit updated with Settings Panel

    Via DaveDev.net … Windows Store Setting Panel One of the more common tasks you will be required to do in your Windows Store App is add a privacy policy.  This is especially true if you have enabled certain capabilities like the WebCam.  I have updated the Win8GameKit with a quick and easy example...
  • Blog Post: Building a Windows Store Game Using HTML and JavaScript available from Lynda.com

    Via DaveDev.net …     Building a Windows Store Game Using HTML and JavaScript I am proud to announce my first course with Lynda.com is now available for viewing!  The course runs a little over two hours in length, includes complete source code, and step-by-step labs for each chapter. ...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Game Kit updated with Windows Store Share Contract

    Windows Store Share Contract I had some requests for an example of the Windows Store Contract in the Kit.  I created simple function that will allow the player to share out their score with other Windows apps at any time.  The purpose here is a quick and easy example you can add to your own...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft DevRadio: Using AppMobi to Build Windows 8 & Windows Phone Apps

    Via Davedev.net … DevRadio: I recently had the pleasure of interviewing appMobi Developer Evangelist Andrew Smith on DevRadio.  We chatted about how web developers can now easily build apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone .  If you’re an HTML5 or JavaScript developer looking to get your apps...
  • Blog Post: Playing and developing Games on Windows 8 with a Razer Blade Laptop

      Via Davedev.net …   Disclaimer: I am an employee of Microsoft focused on Gaming Technologies.  The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of my employer. Overview I’ve never been much of a console gamer I admit it.  I’ve been an Xbox live member for over a decade...
  • Blog Post: Developing Games for Windows 8

      Generation App Gaming Development Track   Are you a Game Developer looking to get into the Windows Store?  A Web Developer curious how HTML and JavaScript play a part in Windows 8?   Great News! My team has recently finished adding an entire Game Development Track to Generation...
  • Blog Post: How to create Animations in a Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript

    This is the eighth in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App development in a fun and immersive way via casual gaming. This screencast share some ways you can add animations to your own Windows Store Games using HTML and JavaScript. You can watch the video on Channel 9...
  • Blog Post: Tools for creating a Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript

    This is the seventh in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App development in a fun and immersive way via casual gaming.   This screencast shares some tooling tips I picked up while creating my own Windows Store Games using HTML and JavaScript.   ...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Game Loop in a Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript

    This is the sixth in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App development in a fun and immersive way via casual gaming.   This screencast covers how to create a simple Game Loop in your Windows Store Game using HTML and JavaScript.    You can watch...
  • Blog Post: Accessing the Accelerometer in a Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript

    This is the fifth in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App development in a fun and immersive way via casual gaming.   This screencast covers accessing an Accelerometer Sensor in your Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript.    You can watch...
  • Blog Post: New Screencast: Adding Touch Support to a Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript

    This is the fourth in a series of short screencasts that will teach you Windows Store App development in a fun and immersive way via casual gaming.   This screencast covers adding Touch to your Windows Store App using HTML and JavaScript.    You can watch the video on Channel...
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