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  • Blog Post: Win a Microsoft Research Internship

    The Microsoft Research -  Bright Minds Competition http://research.microsoft.com/undergrad A Bright Minds Internship is your opportunity to work on real-world projects alongside some of the brightest minds in computer science at Microsoft Research Cambridge. Successful candidates will embark on...
  • Blog Post: Reach millions of players. Just like that.. with Unity3D

    It's so easy to bring your existing Unity titles to Windows Store and Windows Phone. Use the resources on this page to port your content quickly and efficiently to a whole new global audience. Start with the basics Our Getting Started guides cover everything you need to know: configurations, SDKs, general...
  • Blog Post: What programmes/competitions does Microsoft UK have live at the moment?

    Here are the details of the various programmes/competitions we have live at the moment so you can have a look around them.  If your a new Start-up doing any technology then  BizSpark should be of interest to you, you can find more details at www.microsoft.com/bizspark . If your a start-up then...
  • Blog Post: Power Up: The Beautiful Game Competition

    Exclusive for UK Games Developers Microsoft and supporting games industry partners are working together to help encourage the growth in the UK games industry which seeks to recognise and help game studios and developers of all sizes. As part of this ambition we have developed a competition which seeks...
  • Blog Post: UK Appchallenge - How do I get my apps involved?

    Follow the developer instruction below to add a line of code to your app. Once you’ve added the code, send over your App Details (App GUID code & AppChallenge GUID code) to appchallengeuk@microsoft.com Developer Instructions before you can be included you need to do a little bit of development work...
  • Blog Post: The UK AppChallenge

    To celebrate UK app developer creative talent, Microsoft is excited to announce the UK AppChallenge The AppChallenge will encourage you to explore & discover new Windows & Windows Phone apps. Plus, you will get the opportunity to be rewarded with fantastic Windows devices. It's simple to get...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup UK National final is to be held at UCL, in London on the 29th April 2014.

    Every year, Imagine Cup teams compete in countries around the world in events known as National Finals. So are you interested in competing for the 2014 Imagine Cup. The major competition categories for 2014 are Games , Innovation and World Citizenship . You’ll find additional information on this page...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Imagine Cup Challenges and Competitions 2014 are you ready?

    Here is a quick list of the 2014 Imagine Cup Challenge Competitions for more details see http://www.imaginecup.com Team Competition -  Project Blueprint Challenge Competition Year: 2014 Active Dates (GMT): Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00 - Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:59 You're going someplace new. Make your own...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2014

    Competitions We have three primary competitions: Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. General information on these competitions can be found on our website at http://www.imaginecup.com Here a quick summary of the 2014 competitions. World Citizenship : This category is most similar to past Imagine...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to Imagine Cup 2014! Can the UK be No1 Again?

    Registrations for the  Imagine Cup 2014 are now officially open !  This is the 12 th year of Imagine Cup, and with that we are rolling out a new model which evolves the program to foster year-round engagement based on feedback we have received from institutions world wide. So what is new? The...
  • Blog Post: WALES’ GAMES DEVELOPERS ARE INVITED TO BAFTA ‘POWER UP’

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Wales, BAFTA Wales has today announced that it is to team up with Microsoft and Nokia to present an exciting opportunity to budding Game App Developers in Wales.  The ‘Power Up’ competition, invites developers in Wales to create a game app...
  • Blog Post: Dare To Be Digital 2013

          The UK students game competition Dare to be Digital 2013, is now LIVE . I recently had a trip up to Scotland to meet with Elaine Russell programme manager for Dare to be Digital to be introduced to the 15 teams from all around the world who have come together for the next nine weeks...
  • Blog Post: BAFTA Breakthrough Brits is a new initiative that supports and celebrates up-and-coming British talent

    BAFTA is searching for talented newcomers in Film, TV and Games as part of a brand new initiative. In partnership with Burberry, Breakthrough Brits will showcase and support the next generation of creative talent. Applications open: 04 June Application Deadline: 08 July at 10am Jump to the detailed information...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Finals St Petersburg, Russia 11th July 2013

    I am pleased to confirm that Doctor Who, Matt Smith, will be hosting the Imagine Cup awards ceremony !  The Doctor's mastery of technology is only matched by his creativity, his compassion, and his sense of wonder at all the amazing things people can accomplish when they are inspired by hope. ...
  • Blog Post: Get in the Game… Create some Games over summer with Construct2 HTML5/JS

    Scirra have teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new Windows 8-based competition with some fantastic prizes ! Create a new game with Construct 2, or port an existing one, and successfully publish it to the Windows 8 Store by June 21st to be entered in to the competition. Allow a week for the store submission...
  • Blog Post: Cybersecurity 2020 Student Essay Contest

    Are you a student with great ideas on the future of cyber security policy? Have you conducted research on how to measure the security impact of policies around the world? If so, read on for how you can win $5,000 cash for your research in this essay contest. Here is how: www.microsoft.com/gssdcontest...
  • Blog Post: Help uncover the next great app by voting in the Windows Phone Next App Star contest.

    Windows Phone Next App Star is a 21-day tournament style challenge between March 19 th and April 8 th Windows Phone Next App Star is a contest designed to get developers more visibility with more customers by allowing them to compete for the chance to have their app featured in a Windows Phone prime...
  • Blog Post: Students get developing for Windows Phone today!

        Microsoft DreamSpark includes free Dev Center registration as well as many more benefits. Did you know that your Dev Center registration entitles you to unlock a device for testing and submit apps for publication to the Windows Phone Store? If you need a bit of help getting started, the...
  • Blog Post: Design Students – What a challenge!

    Yippee Entertainment are launching a unique competition. Yippee are offering one person in the UK and one in the US a chance to design a member of Chuck’s Chimpact family and have their design turned into a character in the Windows 8 & Windows Phone 8 versions of the game. Chimpact is available on...
  • Blog Post: Are you a gaming student? Want to be Mobile App Developer? Want to be an Indie? Do you need £10,000? Get building your portfolio and win an awesome prize

    Want to be a Mobile App Developer Do you need £10,000? If so, we have a competition that could provide you with just that! Rapid2D , the brand new Game Engine (which is designed specifically for developing on the Windows 8 platform) is running a competition which has a first prize of £10,000. That's...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Next App Star Get your entries in before March 5th 2013

     
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup UK Regional Finals

    All students registered to www.imaginecup.com should be getting weekly newsletters explaining the regional format and informs them weekly on what hacks/finals are coming up in the near future. However they only get this if they have signed up on www.Imaginecup.com . To ensure that all students wishing...
  • Blog Post: Get your students to prove that they’re a game changer! http://www.appbuilder-rewards.co.uk/

      Get your students recognised and rewarded for their hard work. if your teaching Windows Phone 7 then your students could get bonus rewards for migrating their Windows Phone app to Windows Store and vice versa or incorporating one or more Windows Azure Services. T he official website is not yet...
  • Blog Post: A Game Jam Sandwich

    Guest blog by Dr Jacob Habgood , Sheffield Hallam University  A game jam is an exhausting endeavour at the best of times: coding day and night to try and come up with a prototype for the next blockbuster game—or at the very least—a better game than everyone else in the room. Add a festival launch...
  • Blog Post: Global Game Jam Hull

      Waiting for the theme….. lots of excited students The Global Game Jam Hull, took place at Hull College, the event started with a couple of excellent videos which are available at www.globalgamejam.org setting the scene (and reminding everyone about the power of deodorant) and then we got the theme...
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