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Testing and Publishing your GameSalad Games/Apps to Windows 8
GameSalad Creator is a 2D object oriented tool that allows you to create completely original games using a drag and drop interface, enabling you (the user) to create applications for Windows 8, iOS, Android, HTML5, and even for the Mac Platform without typing a single line of code so perfect for those...
24 Sep 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
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
GameSalad & Creating Games for Windows 8
GameSalad launched their Windows 8 support back in September. Since that time game developers have ported over many of their games to the brand new platform. For the past few days I have been short listing and selecting my team of Windows Games Ambassadors . Its been interesting process and yes I have...
7 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
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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