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  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Game Dev Tycoon

    I know that many of you dream of becoming a famous game developer working on the next blockbuster. Why not start to practice now? This week’s app is “Game Dev Tycoon” as very fun and addictive game where you start as an independent game developer in the 80’s working in your...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Jetpack Joyride

    It has been a while since we last reviewed a game! Let me change that and present to you “Jetpack joyride”. It is a very fun little arcade game a discovered only a few days ago. You are playing Barry, a bored salesman that happened to steal a jetpack in a secret lab. (If you want to see...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Feed me Oil

    Hi there Today I’ll write about an incredible cool puzzle game I found out there in the marketplace, “Feed me Oil”. It’s fun to play and if you really like it you can purchase it for only CHF 1.29. An oil pipeline is broken and the oil is about to pollute the nature,...
  • Blog Post: Shape - The App Conference

    Hi all! Some times ago, there was a really cool conference organized by Microsoft Switzerland called Shape . In this blog I like to give you some impressions about this event, because in my eyes every student who likes to code for Windows Phone 7 or Windows 8 should visit an event like that from time...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Taptitude

    Let me stay again in the big world of games in this App Of the Week's blog post. Last time, Benjamin presented you with the fact that smartphone games as well can shine with very expensive and detailed graphics. In my case I think graphics are sometimes overrated, especially if they affect the absence...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Sid Meier’s Pirates!

    I’m not using often my phone to play games, because I know their potential of drawing me in and keep me locked down for hours. Usually on the Xbox or PC it’s not that problematic but sitting in a tramway and driving around in circles in the city for hours because of forgetting time and space...
  • Blog Post: App of the Week - Legends of Descent

    Hi there today we start with a new Blog Category, App of the Week. From now on to all eternity you will get each Monday a short review from our team about one of our favourite WP7 and later this year maybe also about our favourite Windows 8 apps. We will start with Legend Of Descent . Legend...
  • Blog Post: Game Lab Finals @ the ETH Zürich

    Last week the ETH Game Programming Lab Zürich presented their recent student projects in front of an open audience with some invited special guests (i.eg. from Microsoft and Disney’s Black Rock Studio). They presented the final results after 13 weeks of dedicated work and closed the program...
  • Blog Post: Practical use of Kinect sensor in academia

    Hi all, From a friend I got a link to a really nice video from a broadcast on Swiss television called "Einstein". It shows the possibilities of the Kinect sensor in use, with an example from universitiy of Bern (forensic medicine). Have a look and enjoy a short view of our future :) Click here...
  • Blog Post: Kinect drivers and SDK on the way...

    Hi all, Good news for all of you who like to use the Kinect device with the PC and do programming on it. Microsoft is working on an official driver and SDK for developers. Different hacks on the devices (see my last blog) show the huge interest and now Microsoft reacts on them. Especially integration...
  • Blog Post: For Gamers from an ex-gamer

    Some time ago I was a very active player in a popular MMORPG, and raided from time to time with the others in the game. When we raided and we were more or less successful we always wanted to record a video to share our progress. But at that time I had no software capable of recording the whole raid...
  • Blog Post: Kinect game device opens new ways

    Already a short time after it came out, the kinect game device shows that it could be much more than just a gaming tool. Several computer scientists and smart programmers found their ways to use the device for their own projects, out oft the intended gaming environment. The huge interest in this device...
  • Blog Post: “You Make IT Smart: Code – Play – Win” Game Programming Competition Winner Game Selected

    As a part of the “ You Make IT Smart: Code – Play – Win ” XNA Game Programming Competition, we promised as an additional prize 10 Microsoft Game Studio Xbox games for the most creative game submission. We have now evaluated over 120 games sent to us and have selected the winner: The most creatively customized...
  • Blog Post: You Make IT Smart: Code – Play – Win

    The You Make IT Smart campaign invites you to “Code – Play – Win”. Find out how to program your own spaceship game, win one of the 200 free Xbox 360® Arcade consoles, download free software, complete free online learning courses or take part in competitions with great prizes. Microsoft Switzerland...
  • Blog Post: Academic tech·days 09 Presentations Published

    The first Academic tech·days 09 were successfully organized on 1st April 2009 at the CICG Geneva and on 8th April 2009 at the Kongress & Kursaal Bern. We thank warmly our speakers for their great presentations and all our Academic TechDays visitors for their interest. Presentations of the Academic...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Academic tech·days 09!

    Academic tech · days Genève Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2009, 13:45–21:00 Place: CICG, Rue de Varembé 17, 1211 Genève Academic tech · days Bern Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2009, 13:45–23:00 Place: Kursaal Bern, Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern The Academic tech · days 09 is the first Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Foundations of Digital Games Conference April 26-30, 2009

    FDG ’09, the fourth International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, is organized on April 26-30, 2009 on-board the Disney Wonder cruise ship departing from Port Canaveral, Florida. The FDG`09 is a focal point for academic efforts in all areas of research and education involving computer...
  • Blog Post: XNA 3.0 available now!

    After more than one month of beta-testing the new XNA 3.0 Version has been released on 30th October. Besides the “old” XNA 2.0 features there are some really interesting new ones: · Compatibility with the upcoming Zune 3.0 Firmware release! · Improved deployment stability · New Content Compression...
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