I'm Sam Landstrom, a writer at Microsoft that creates content for MSDN. I enjoy programming, writing fiction, snowboarding, and "working for us" as my daughter puts it.

I have a particular interest in creating games and apps for Windows Store and Windows Phone. Given this and my interest in writing fiction, I've created a series of text adventures for these platforms called Wizard's Choice.

This blog centers on my interests in app development, particularly in areas that MSDN doesn't traditionally get into such as monetization and marketing.

So here we go! Here's the kickoff post: How my simple game got 800k+ downloads on Windows Store and Windows Phone.