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Calling all Game Developers – Microsoft Dev Center Contest
Bring your best games to the Windows and Windows Phone Store and you could win* up to $10,000. Build a creative new game, or port one you’ve already made and you could win these prizes: First Prize: $10,000 USD Second Prize: $5,000 USD Third Prize: $3,000 USD 10 Honourable Mention Prizes: $1,000 USD...
29 Jan 2015
YoYo GameMaker Studio Resources
GameMaker Instructions or Manual (Hit F1 within Gamemaker OR http://gamemaker.info/en/manual ) GameMaker Forums http://gmc.yoyogames.com/ GameMaker Wiki http://wiki.yoyogames.com/index.php/Main_Page GameMaker Tutorials and Examples Forum http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?s=5192586f727260bcabcc7376a0bc6d69&showforum...
29 Jul 2014
Getting Started with GameMaker Studio for Windows 8 and Windows Phone
Updating your game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with GameMaker: Studio™ is easy Want to learn more? Check out the getting started resources below. Windows 8 How to get Windows 8 Windows 8 Platform Overview Setup GameMaker: Studio™ for Windows 8 Global Game Settings - Windows 8 How to register...
1 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
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
Welcome to the Windows Games Ambassadors
With the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, this academic year promises to be our biggest yet for the opportunity of building amazing games in a variety of technologies and frameworks including C#, HTML5/JS, C++, DirectX , Unity , MonoGame , Marmalade , Construct2 and GameMaker ! So we decided...
22 Feb 2013
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...
11 Feb 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
Power UP competition for Windows 8 Game Developers
Microsoft has launched a developer contest called 'Power Up'. The competition is aimed at UK Inide Developers who want to develop and publish awesome games for Windows 8. If you are using .Net or 3rd Party Frameworks like GameSalad, GameMaker, Construct2 or if your an existing developer using...
24 Nov 2012
Why build games on Windows 8 at the Inter Uni Game Jam 2012
This weekend 17th – 18th Nov. I will be at supporting and judging at the UK’s Uni Game Jam 2012 , #UJ2012 hosted at the Nottingham Trent University. A number of teams from across the UK will hopefully using the event to have a great time but also start developing and refining their personal...
16 Nov 2012
YoYo GameMaker perfect for your first Windows 8 Application/Game
With the launch of GameMaker: Studio Windows 8 GameMaker allows school and college students to become part of the App Generation with Windows 8 and GameMaker: Studio. By creating Windows Store ready applications, GameMaker: Studio allows you to integrate with the new fast...
16 Nov 2012
YoYo Games Gamemaker full support for Windows 8
We are thrilled to announce the availability of YoYo Games support for building Windows Store games YoYo Games was founded in 2007 by a group of leading Games and Entertainment industry executives. The company, headed by CEO, Sandy Duncan (ex-Vice President of Xbox Europe), was created to support the...
10 Oct 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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