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  • Blog Post: Great news for Cocos2D and XNA developers Cocos2d-XNA

    Cocos2D-XNA is a 2D/3D game developer’s framework that is written specifically for XNA. XNA is the game API developed by Microsoft for independently published games on Xbox Live Arcade. To support other platforms than the now deprecated Microsoft XNA targets, Cocos2D-XNA supports the MonoGame runtime...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Open technologies support for Windows Phone 8

    At /build a number of open source communities announced their support for Windows Phone 8 SDK availability , along with other partners . There are several open source frameworks to choose from today. Apache Cordova (known as PhoneGap) now supports Windows Phone 8 Sencha Touch 2 arrives with added support...
  • Blog Post: Porting of a existing XNA Windows Phone Game to Windows 8

    Basic considerations Typically, you develop an application for Windows Phone 7 by using Microsoft Silverlight  and one of the managed programming languages—usually C# or XNA. There are two main Windows Store app development approaches that you can use when migrating your Windows Phone 7 app: XAML...
  • Blog Post: Three Thing Game Saturday 27th October

    Three Thing Game has now started 40 teams with 160 students in attendance across two computer labs at the University of Hull here is a quick update of the day so far.. Saturday 27th October   1.00 pm XNA Rob Miles XNA session Here is selection of Demos from Rob's presentation: http://www.robmiles...
  • Blog Post: Three things game and Monogame Windows 8 fun

    Registration for the October incarnation of Three Thing Game are now open at the University of Hull.  The week long event It starts on Monday 22nd of October with the "Amazing Thing Auction" with real fake money. Then on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th The students face the infamous 24 hour...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: XNA developers and Windows 8

        A large number of the UK’s Universities and colleges have been using XNA since 2004 within gaming course curricula on Windows, XBox and Windows Phone. We have a huge set of Free curricula resources for  XNA  game development at http://www.microsoft.com/faculty XNA over the last...
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