Today, a brand-new set of game development educational items are available on App Hub, in Phase 3 of the "Create Games for Windows Phone 7" educational series. In this release, you’ll find a grab-bag of new content, including a multi-platform tutorial and the popular Role Playing Game Starter Kit, now for Windows Phone 7.

Check out the Game Development educational page to download these and other great educational items. Here’s what you’ll find there:

Role Playing Game Starter Kit for Windows Phone 7

This popular starter kit, which contains everything you need to get started making your own Role Playing Game, has been upgraded to XNA Game Studio 4.0 for Windows, Xbox 360, and now, Windows Phone 7!

Multi-Platform Training Kit: Honeycomb Rush

Windows, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7 – your game can play on them all! Follow along with this training kit to learn how to take a Windows Phone 7 game into the world of Hi-Def on Windows and Xbox 360.

Bing Maps for Windows Phone 7 Games Sample

The world is your game board! Learn how to download and display mapping data from Bing Maps in XNA Game Studio to allow location-based gaming on Windows Phone 7.

Multiplayer Gaming Over HTTP Sample

Learn how your Windows Phone 7 game can support turn-based HTTP-request multiplayer play using XNA Game Studio and WCF. Both server and client code are included.

Reducing Load Times on Windows Phone 7 Games Article

Stuck with long load times for your game content on Windows Phone 7? Learn the pro tips in this article to reduce load times and get your players to the action quickly.

 

All of these items are also available on the Game Development education page!