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Free Game Design tools, just in time for Christmas 4/5: Sprites & Backgrounds
To make the Platformer app look like a Christmas app, you will need to modify the sprites used, as well as background images. To see all of this post you will need to scroll down as there is more to the post than what I can include in a single screen. And ok, this is kind of late for Christmas, but...
24 Dec 2011
Building Windows Phone Apps, Windows Phone Apps, Windows Phone Apps
The economy at the end of 2011 is not going well for many groups of people. Scams are all over the place, I must get hit up by at least one scam a month, and these are what I call “honest” scams, well meaning people who think they have a good idea and they want me to invest. Not happening...
7 Nov 2011
Game tutorials For Imagine Cup Phone Game Category: Freaking AWESOME
Using Silverlight with your game can be helpful in making something that looks good and gives you a reason for using Expression Blend 4.0 for Phone that is supplied with the Windows Phone SDK 7.1. Get to Windows Phone 7.5 #1: From XNA to SLXNA Get to Windows Phone 7.5 #2: Adding FAS to XNA Get to Windows...
31 Oct 2011
Free Windows Phone 7 Cheat Sheet
Here is a cheat sheet that one of my co-workers shared with me: Dreamspark: http://www.dreamspark.com Registration is first step in getting a free AppHub account for students. Free software downloads, community APP HUB: http://create.msdn.com All Things Windows Phone 7; set up developer...
14 Oct 2011
Design Windows Phone Applications, for business or games, using free or sort of free stuff
I guess games are a business. To get started with really rapid prototyping you will need to install the Expression Ultimate studio 4 (for business you would only need this one) and for games you will need to also add Expression Blend 3 and then either install the Windows Phone SDK or reinstall...
20 Sep 2011
Windows Phone 7 Game Design: Removing an image background using Paint.net
In the previous post, I showed you how to use PowerPoint as an image editor, but what if you don’t have PowerPoint? You should buy it. But if you are short on coinage, then you can use the “free” Paint.net. I use the quotes around the word free because Paint.net needs your donations...
19 Sep 2011
170 Free Game Audio Files, Free as in non-Exclusive, Worldwide, Royalty-Free
Wow, this is cool, FREE as in Microsoft Permissive License (MS-PL), you do have to include the Ms-PL license in your distribution files, so make sure download it when you download these files. That’s all you got to do. COOL! http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/utility/soundlab...
15 Sep 2011
Game Design for Windows Phone and the Imagine Cup 2012, part deux
Like I said in a previous blog: The tutorial on http://create.msdn.com/gamedevelopment may be the best tutorial ever on game design. Really. If you disagree let me know where the better beginning tutorial is located. After reading the entry, I found a couple of things that could be confusing. There a...
15 Sep 2011
Project ideas for Imagine Cup and senior projects
Normally I would have posted this on my http://blogs.msdn.com/research blog, but this is just an amazing source of ideas for student projects with videos. The videos are also an excellent example of the way student videos should be done for any classes that I teach. Here is the link you should...
26 Aug 2011
Free jumpstart for Windows Phone 7
If you are getting started with Windows Phone 7, take a look at the links included on the page: http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/article/wp7_jump_start Although this is an older overview, I have done a quick review and found that it was fine for getting started. You will need to work...
20 Jul 2011
Windows Phone 7: Videos on how to build Silverlight games on Windows Phone 7
Silverlight Game Development for Windows Phone 7 (Part 1 of 6): System Setup and Tools http://bit.ly/wp7silverlightgame_pt1 Silverlight Game Development for Windows Phone 7 (Part 2 of 6): Game Core Concepts http://bit.ly/wp7silverlightgame_pt2 Silverlight Game Development for...
9 May 2011
Great posting by Alfred Thompson for any high school senior in your household: Make money building Phone Apps.
Ok this posting has nothing to do with Artificial Intelligence, nor space aliens. Well maybe if your high school senior is like some of the teenagers in my neighborhood, they may seem like space aliens. Zoom over to Alfred Thompson’s great blog, mainly because it is consistent and responsible. ...
26 Apr 2011
Expression Blend at Mix 11
The Expression Group has been improving the quality of the tutorials and other infrastructure around their product. Good thing, there for awhile it was pretty bad, with Expression 2.0 tutorials mixed in with Expression 3.0 and the UI was quite a bit different. Take a look at the http://electricbeach...
14 Apr 2011
Can iPhones, Androids or Windows Phone 7 have security vulnerabilities?
Windows Phone 7 hasn’t been out long and according to the http://nvd.nist.gov Windows Phone 7 does not have any vulnerabilities, but it is likely that there will a few or more, but since there isn’t any data, let’s skip Windows Phone 7 for now. What about Android and iPhone,...
19 Jan 2011
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