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Windows Games Ambassador & student Tim Stoddard nominated for a TIGA Games Industry Award
Guest blog by Tim Stoddard, Staffordshire University @Gamepopper Standing out above the crowd My discovery into games development came from an opportunity at A-Levels to make a project on anything, so I decided to make a game using GameMaker 8. I decided to pursue making computer games in University...
26 Nov 2014
Getting Started with Unity3d/Construct2 – Using a Game Template
We all love gamejams or hackathons but sometimes not all the participants have any prior knowledge of middleware or where to start with a game. Over the past year we have done lots of work with unity3d and construct2 would like to share some game templates to help you get started building amazing gamejam...
2 Sep 2014
Windows Phone Games with Construct 2
Guest post by Henry Hoffman from Mudvark. Who are Mudvark Mudvark are an independent games studio based in Central London. Specialising in crafting award-winning games for a variety of platforms, they have self-published titles which include Mortar Mellon for Windows8 and Windows Phone 8 . Windows Phone...
24 Jun 2013
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...
10 May 2013
Windows 8 Scottish Universities Game Jam
On the 3rd 4th and 5th of April, The Windows Games Ambassadors hosted the Scottish Universities Jam at the University of West of Scotland ‘UWS’ in Glasgow. The event was an intense weekend of game development based on Windows 8 games with a focus on students developing a portfolio of Windows...
24 Apr 2013
Construct2 HTML5/JS Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Games
Construct 2 supports publishing Windows Store games Don't have Construct2 For one week you can purchase Construct 2 Personal and Business Edition licenses with a 40% discount see https://www.scirra.com/blog/111/spring-sale-40-off?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=LinkToBlogPost&utm_campaign...
22 Apr 2013
Windows In Academia Presentations
On the 26th of March we held an event to help raise awareness of the opportunity of Windows 8 and Windows Phone within academic gaming courses. The intention of the event was to.. 1. Introduce the latest technology released by Microsoft 2. Present the curricula resources available for academics 3. Provide...
10 Apr 2013
ZERO260 is a virtual training session on Construct2
ZERO260 is a virtual training session , that will get you up to speed FAST with Windows 8 game creation. In just 2 hours, participants will learn everything needed to create, upload and distribute a new game. As you know I think Construct2 by Scirra , is an superb game framework that allows students...
27 Mar 2013
FREE Windows Azure Construct2 Plugin for gaming backend services.
This plugin for Construct 2 makes it easy to integrate the power of Azure Mobile Services into your games for Windows 8. Saving to the cloud is a great way to seamlessly store data for achievements, leaderboards, save games, user data and lots more! Example basic use case: The player gets a new high...
4 Mar 2013
Scirra Construct2 a tool for students to rapidly develop games for Windows 8
Guest blog by Andrew Wilson , Course Director, BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology, Birmingham City University Introducing students to the processes of game development that is designing, prototyping, play testing and refining the original idea has to be fun and engaging. Many students joining game...
15 Feb 2013
December Construct2 Windows 8 HTML5 games competition results
In December we announced a number of competitions in partnership with various middleware vendors, the aim of the competition was to simply design, develop and publish a Windows 8 game using one of the various middleware technologies. I am happy to confirm the winners! of the Scirra Construct2 competition...
15 Jan 2013
Using Construct2 to build a HTML5 Window 8 Game
Using Construct 2 to build an awesome Windows 8 HTML5 game. Construct2 is a superb application for building HTML5 games, you can download the Free edition and get going with the Beginner's guide to get started on building great games in a very short time period also I have produced...
8 Jan 2013
Christmas is a great time for competitions and for Windows 8 App developers
We have a number of great competitions open at present with a closing date in December Microsoft Power Up This competition is aimed at the growing number of student and indy game developers in the UK.. The prize structure has been developed around the strategy of supporting the indie game space in the...
5 Dec 2012
Developing a Windows 8 Application prototype
I have a had a number of questions last week, from some of the UK’s University Gaming Students and Academics re Windows 8. Over the past few weeks as part of my UK tour with Aardvark Swift recruitment , I have been highlighting the opportunity of students building portfolio’s and publishing...
25 Nov 2012
So what is so exciting about the gaming opportunity for Microsoft now within Education
Students now have lots of options when it comes to language, framework and tools for creating their projects and assessments and this is now true for developing a game for Windows 8. GenerationApp provides design and technical consultations, video tutorials and technical articles that will help...
25 Sep 2012
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