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Developing Games for Windows (PC/Tablet), Web, and Windows Phone

Microsoft Studios mission is to pioneer hit innovative experiences that deliver on the promise of Microsoft Gaming Platforms. Microsoft Studios has multiple initiatives available for Xbox LIVE enabled games around Windows (PC/Tablet), Web, Windows Phone, and Xbox LIVE Arcade platforms.

Game App Hub

Get the free tools to make games and apps for Windows (PC/Tablet), and Windows Phone at the Apps Hub. Connect with other developers on the forums, then submit and sell your own apps and games on Windows Phone Marketplace and Xbox LIVE Indie Games Marketplace.

Get the tools free at the App Hub website.

Additional Resources

FAQs for Developers

Microsoft’s submission policy

Kinect Game Development on Windows

The Kinect for Windows sensor and SDK give you the tools you need to develop innovative applications that harness speech and human tracking. Now, the power is in your hands to enable people to interact with technology in completely new and exciting ways. If you would like to learn more about Kinect for Windows please visit us at www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindows/.

Xbox LIVE Web Game Development

The Xbox LIVE Web Game platform allows you to distribute free-to-play web games on Xbox.com and Bing which include Xbox LIVE integration and the ability to create connected experiences across multiple Microsoft platforms (Xbox/Windows (PC/Tablet)/Web/Windows Phone). If you are interested in working with Microsoft Studios, please feel free to contact Xbox LIVE Web Business Development at webgames@microsoft.com.

Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone Game Development

The Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone Game Marketplace features a select portfolio of games for next generation smartphones, which include Xbox LIVE integration and the ability to create connected experiences across multiple Microsoft platforms (Xbox/Windows (PC/Tablet)/Web/Windows Phone).  If you are interested in working with Microsoft Studios, please feel free to contact Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone Business Development at mobilegames@microsoft.com.

Xbox LIVE on Windows (PC/Tablet) Game Development

The premier source for all-up entertainment, the Xbox LIVE on Windows (PC/Tablet) Game Marketplace features the best game, video, and music experiences with Xbox LIVE integration and the ability to create connected experiences across multiple Microsoft platforms (Xbox/Windows (PC/Tablet)/Web/Windows Phone).  If you are interested in working with Microsoft Studios, please feel free to contact Xbox LIVE on Windows Business Development: at windowsgames@microsoft.com.

For more details on developing for Xbox Live and Xbox360 see http://www.xbox.com/en-US/developers/home