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  • Blog Post: A start-up is not a Game! Some help.. to get started on your game dev journey

    So are you new Game Developer? what type of startup do you want to be? Type 1 - Ambitious: want to be worth £20M+ minimum in 3 years. Type 2 - “Game Changing” Type 3 - Build/leverage new technology/ business model innovations So what type of games do you make?   So where are you in the Start-up...
  • Blog Post: How is Microsoft helping UK start-ups and Indies

      Microsoft supports your start-up as you grow Welcome to Microsoft BizSpark simply select the right program for your business and get started today!       Free software and services for 3 years BizSpark gives startups 3 years of free stuff – software, service, tech support,...
  • Blog Post: Are you new Start-up have you heard of BizSpark?

    So what is BizSpark BizSpark is a Microsoft program to help software start-ups at the beginning when money may be tight.  You can utilize it for a maximum of 3 years, but afterwards BizSpark Alumni can keep, at no charge, all the software they downloaded during their three years in the program,...
  • Blog Post: Startups, developer entrepreneurs, indie game developers get started @ Future Decoded

    Calling all  startups, developer entrepreneurs, indie game developers and students this month, inviting you all to Get Started @Future Decoded on 12 th November, ExCeL London. This special event takes place from 1:00pm to 7:30pm in the open theatre space at ExCEL next to “Startup Alley” and includes...
  • Blog Post: Why is App or Game Feedback so Important?

    We all use apps or games on daily basis.. we usually just download these  from a apps store on the device we own, but how many of you actually share your experience or feedback with developers or with other consumers. Here some quick reason why feedback and ratings are so important in today app...
  • Blog Post: Play a part in something special – help the attempt to secure a Guinness World Record and have some fun whilst doing it

    Date for your diary: from 7pm GMT, Friday, March 14th Game studio Illyriad , powered by Windows Azure, are mounting an attempt on the existing Guinness World Record for the Largest Videogame Player vs Player (PvP) Battle on Friday March 14th.  The attempt will be part of the public Alpha test of...
  • 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: What does DreamSpark –> UK Education

    In less than 10 years, students have made approximately 48 million downloads of our developer tools – fuelling massive learning and innovation from students. Microsoft has invested in thousands of Young developers and entrepreneurs with Microsoft BizSpark . The support which BizSpark has provided has...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is bringing Unity developers yet another opportunity to achieve creative success

    Microsoft is supporting the creation and launch of the best made-with-Unity games and apps on Windows Phone/Windows Store. The new offer helps to clear the way for talented and committed Unity developers to reach millions of new players and users. How to qualify: Any Unity developer using Unity 4 to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Training and Certification Guide

    We have just released a new Training & Certification Guide app into the Windows 8 store The app is a great tool for student, educators and professionals for evaluating which technical courses and certifications should be completed to gain Microsoft Professional Certifications. Available here: http...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with DirectX and C++ can be daunting, but there are a couple of new resources out that can help you!

    You won’t master DirectX/C++ game development in a day, but if you want some good resources to help you get rolling, there are two great resources you should check out: Introduction to C++/DirectX Game Development on Microsoft Virtual Academy DirectX/C++ Game Project Template and Getting Started Kit...
  • Blog Post: UK's Largest Unity Porting Day 29th Nov 2013 Microsoft/Nokia/Unity

    Nokia, Microsoft along with Unity are hosting one of the largest Unity porting events in the UK and they would love to see you there! By attending this free one day event you’ll receive a whole host of rewards, the latest Nokia devices and app store marketing. Over the last 12 months we have seen the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Nokia AppCampus – What is required?

    This week I have done a number of events including Games Marketing Europe where I was asked to present on the 6 Top Tips for Marketing your App for Windows 8 and Windows Phone you can see my deck below 6 Top Tips for Marketing Success for Your Apps from Lee Stott One of the most common question I get...
  • Blog Post: Do you Accelerate, Incubate or Seek Investment

    The Microsoft Accelerators, Incubators and Investment opportunities are the great demonstration of Microsoft interest and involvement in the UK Start-up community. Last week at Games Industry Fair conference I had the opportunity to speak about this very matter. Accelerate Microsoft Accelerator – http...
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