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Yeti Bowl has been developed to instruct and inspire developers to produce games in HTML5.

YetiBowl is now a Triple Play teaching solution supporting Window 8 App, Web and Windows Phone 8 its codebase is FREE on CodePlex.  So if your interested in teaching HTML5 for the web or for apps its perfect!

What is YetiBowl?

YetiBowl is a HTML5 game development workshop.  With Windows 8 HTML5 development for the web or for the app markets on Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

How do you play the game?

Yeti bowl is a challenge oriented game where you play the Yeti.  Armed with snowballs you have to knock the hikers off the mountain before they reach the summit.  Once three hikers reach the top of the summit, game over.  Go ahead and try the web version of the game

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Why is Yeti Bowl special?

Yeti blow show the powerful portability of HTML5. With no changes to the code base, this web based game can easy be ported to both a Window 8 app and a Windows Phone 8 App.  You’ll see our Windows 8 App is also tricked out with additional features utilizing a handful with Windows 8 APIs to differentiate the App version from the web version of the game.  .

Who is this for?

Students:  To take student developer from the basics of building an HTML5 app, to the advanced features that will set an app apart.  Any student with a basic understanding of web standards should be able to be successful in this workshop.

Web Developers:  Developers with asp, php, or even ruby skill sets will be comfortable with the constructs of an HTML page and JavaScript files.  Whether they are familiar with traditional Microsoft technologies or not, HTML5/JS app development often provides enough familiar grounds for them to build a great app. 

JavaScript Developers: JavaScript developers have endless opportunities inside of a windows 8 app.  They can use their same skill set, and some of their same js libraries to build windows 8 apps. 

 

HTML5 YetiBowl game: an HTML5 cross browser version of the game that works with keyboard or touch.  The game can be found in the “web” folder:

https://yetibowl.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/view/1738d57d6e63#YetiBowl_web/game.html

Windows 8 game:  the windows 8 game requires you install the Microsoft Ad SDK first. You should then be able to open the game and install it:

https://yetibowl.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/view/1738d57d6e63#YetiBowl_Win8/YetiBowl/game.html

Windows Phone 8 game:  the web version of the game ported to windows phone 8.

Windows Phone 8 code:

https://yetibowl.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/view/1738d57d6e63#YetiBowl_WP8/Yeti/Html/game.html

Live coding version of talk:  From build 2012

Watch the follow session in which we live coded an HTML5 game then converted it to a Windows 8 Store app, all within the one hour session:

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2012/3-110

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