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New nsquared games bring more fun to SUR40
James Maki [SURFACE]
New games from nsquared solutions bring five new games to the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense . The games pack is available now and includes nsquared spacelanes , minesweeper , treasure hunter , jigsaw , and 21 . nsquare spacelanes Spacelanes is a fast paced action game for one...
31 Jul 2012
The Settlers of Catan trades up for objects
The last time we looked at The Settlers of Catan on Microsoft Surface was when the game was unveiled at Origins in June. Now it’s on the way to GenCon Indy this week, and the digital version of the game is looking even better. Vectorform has implemented physical dice and visors to magically hide cards...
2 Aug 2010
Vectorform Game Studio and The Settlers of Catan
This week, Origins Game Fair attendees will get the first glimpse at Settlers of Catan on Surface. The game has been developed on Surface by the Microsoft Surface strategic partner, Vectorform and brought to the show by Mayfair Games . Ever since Surface was first released, I’ve heard people say...
21 Jun 2010
Papermaze on Microsoft Surface
Recently, Vectorform visited our offices to show me a new title they’ve been working on for Surface. It’s a fun maze game that is perfect for hospitality venues where casual-gaming might be found. Help your paper friend navigate his way home in PaperMaze, a new maze-solving title for the...
17 Jun 2010
Galactic Alliance, four player gaming on Surface
Joe and Filip from Vectorform , a Microsoft Surface strategic partner, were in Redmond recently to show me some of their applications. Galactic Alliance is one I can easily see fitting in at pubs, lobbies or cruise ships. Surface is all about people coming together. Galactic Alliance is a four player...
8 Jun 2010
PAX Day 1
Friday at PAX was busy. Things started for me getting off a red-eye flight from Redmond landing at 9:30am in Boston. I headed right over to Microsoft NERD for Major Nelson’s morning Tweet-up. I realized Microsoft Surface was there too late to get some new games loaded up, but I don’t think the crowd...
27 Mar 2010
Surface and Carnegie Mellon at PAX with D&D
For the uninitiated to the Penny Arcade Expo , I can best describe it as a gaming conference by the fans, for the fans. This conference is normally held in Seattle to sell out and capacity crowds. This year Gabe and Tycho gave the fans (which includes themselves) even more by expanding to Boston with...
27 Mar 2010
The Surface team gets visitors, with toys! (the D&D kind)
There was a lot of excitement last month over in Surface-land. We had visitors from Carnegie Mellon University bringing over their Dungeons & Dragons application. The Microsoft Surface team works tirelessly to bring great features to this innovative platform, and we love to see what our customers...
15 Mar 2010
GDC 2010: Creating multi-touch, multi-user games on Surface
Are you into game design? Have you been designing multi-touch games? Microsoft Surface is a commercial multi-user platform where the end users are the same audience that you create games for on other devices. Games on Surface bring two, four, six or more people together in one social space. They are...
5 Mar 2010
New gameplay video with D&D on Surface
Whether or not you're into Dungeons & Dragons, this story just keeps getting better. The team at the Entertainment Technology Center has come out with new video showing Microsoft Surface with their SurfaceScapes D&D project. This latest video brilliantly takes you through how the game mechanics...
16 Dec 2009
SurfaceScapes Follow-up: Bringing D&D to Microsoft Surface
Back in October, we reported (and nearly every other online tech/game publication) on Dungeons & Dragon’s being brought to Microsoft Surface . It took the internet by storm with a three and a half minute video. It wasn’t a full-fledged product from Wizards of the Coast . This was a student project...
8 Dec 2009
Dungeons & Dragons done right on Microsoft Surface
I don’t want to put any pressure on Michael and the team over at Carnegie Mellon University , but you guys should be getting an A for your class project this semester. Their Dungeons & Dragons experience called “ Surfacescapes ” on Microsoft Surface is amazing. This is the future of how computers...
19 Oct 2009
On the road at PAX
It’s time for the Penny Arcade Expo , and Microsoft Surface is there. I am a big fan of PAX. I’ve been attending ever since I moved to the Seattle area. When Surface was announced I immediately wanted to see it at PAX. We aren’t a consumer product, so we wouldn’t have an exhibit floor booth to show/sell...
4 Sep 2009
Games Pack available to our customers
We've recently made available a group of sample applications for our Microsoft Surface customers as a download on our Community site . These applications are targeted at hospitality and entertainment venues. See the video below for a demo of the apps, or learn more here if you're a registered customer...
6 Apr 2009
As I mentioned a while back, there is theoretically no limit to how many contacts an app can get simultaneous input for. The official number is "dozens and dozens", but internally we use 52 to set performance goals for the platform. In choosing the number to set as our arbitrary v1 benchmark, the team...
16 Dec 2007
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