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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...
2 Dec 2014
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,...
27 Nov 2014
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...
16 Oct 2014
Getting Started with Microsoft Cloud Services
Microsoft UK Azure Evangelist Steve Plank is running a webinar every week called Azure Weekly. The event runs every Tuesday from 12:30 – 13:30 (UK timezone) and is aimed at the techie who has not yet had any/much exposure to Azure but who just wants a leg-up to get started. This is a more practically...
26 Jun 2014
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...
9 Mar 2014
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...
6 Mar 2014
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...
25 Feb 2014
Register today for a Mobile App Acceleration Camps (MAACs) one-day events To maximise you chances of 20k- 50K euros funding
The Mobile App Acceleration Camps (MAACs) are a series of one-day events designed to help you prepare your application for the AppCampus program and launch a successful mobile app or mobile game. This offers you an unmissable opportunity to pitch your ideas to people who understand the market, chat to...
6 Nov 2013
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...
17 Oct 2013
BAFTA Breakthrough Brits is a new initiative that supports and celebrates up-and-coming British talent
BAFTA is searching for talented newcomers in Film, TV and Games as part of a brand new initiative. In partnership with Burberry, Breakthrough Brits will showcase and support the next generation of creative talent. Applications open: 04 June Application Deadline: 08 July at 10am Jump to the detailed information...
12 Jun 2013
Lemon Moose Games a student to indie studio story
Guest blog from James Mintram Director Lemon Moose Games Lemon Moose Games was founded during my, and my business partner Tomasz Kandziora’s, first semester of our second year at Northumbria University . Northumbria University offers a great enterprise development department which helped us register...
5 Jun 2013
Want to know more about Windows 8 Attend this FREE event in Kingston, London 17th May 2013
Register here http://kingstonmicrosoftapps.eventbrite.co.uk With Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Stores you have a choice of, a variety of devices tablets, notebooks and all in ones, to a stunning array of phones from manufactures such as Nokia, HTC and Samsung. With Windows 8 features such as live...
1 May 2013
The Windows Startup Challenge!
Are you ready to launch your Windows Store app at DEMO Mobile 2013 ? If you have a Windows Store app idea, we want you to apply and compete for a chance to launch your app at DEMO Mobile on April 17th, 2013 . It’s easy to enter the challenge 1. Submit app prototype! This can be a video, a slideshare...
9 Jan 2013
So what exactly is a Microsoft University Gaming Ambassador?
Fancy being a Microsoft University Gaming Ambassador? 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++, DirectX, Unity, MonoGame, Marmalade, C#, Construct2...
12 Dec 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
Microsoft Student to Business
Microsoft supports the dreams and aspirations of the next generation of technology innovators the students now studying will drive the next wave of technology innovation and Microsoft is committed to helping them achieve their goals through programs such as Microsoft Students to Business (“S2B”) . What...
10 Sep 2012
Do you have great students? Well its their time to shine as a Microsoft Student Partner
Applications are now open! The Microsoft Student Partner Programme recognises top young minds from around the world that are passionate about technology. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop real-world skills to help you succeed in your future career, to help others learn about the technology...
6 Sep 2012
What Makes a Quality Games Programming Graduate?
25 Aug 2012
Student Graduating this summer connect to your career
Microsoft Student to Business http://www.microsoft.com/studentstobusiness/ Coming soon – Career Week! Week commencing May 14 th Join the discussion on Microsoft student experience Facebook group, the Facebook group will host a themed week around career-related topics. As part of the career...
9 May 2012
Microsoft Students to Business
Microsoft Students to Business (S2B) is a Microsoft community initiative designed to connect academic institutions to our partners, with qualified university students to fill entry-level and internship positions. Today I spent the day with Tara McLaughlin Acting Head of Service, Careers Service at Lancaster...
22 Mar 2012
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