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Monthly Boston Windows Game Developers Meeting

This month we will have an INTERACTIVE meeting, meaning bring your laptop, Surface or tablet running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, to build a full fledged game using Visual Studio 2012 or 2013 and MonoGame (

We continue to build the HoneycombRush game described below. If you missed the last session, don't worry, the project has been uploaded along with a screencast of the session for you to review. Before this session just make sure you go to and download the latest set of project files.

The Honeycomb Rush game you will build is a single-player game in which the player collects honey from a set of honeycombs while avoiding the bees flying around the screen. If the player collects enough honey and returns it to a honey vat within the level's time limit, the game advances to the next level.


By the end of this tutorial you will have:

• A high-level understanding of the MonoGame application model within the Windows 8 operating system

• Learned how to use resources (images, fonts, et cetera) in your game

• Learned how to add game logic

• Learned about 2D rendering in MonoGame

• Learned how to use touch and gesture input to control your game

• Learned how to write a performance intensive game

• Learned how to call an external web api to save and load information


The following is required to complete this session:

• Windows 8 or 8.1

• Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and the Windows Phone 8 SDK, which will be used to compile the game assets.

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• Microsoft Visual C# Express 2012 for Windows 8 and the Windows Phone Developer Tools, which will be used to compile the game assets

• MonoGame :

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  • Jeffrey S.

    Since I'm the only "yes" is this still happening?

    January 22, 2014

    • Michael C.

      I can still be there if you are committed, otherwise we can meet next month.

      January 22, 2014

    • Jeffrey S.

      Let's catch up next month then.

      January 22, 2014

  • Karen W.

    Have to take a snowday.

    January 22, 2014

  • Karen W.

    Budget season is nearly over. Time to get back to games. Have been lookin through some new windows apps and games

    January 13, 2014

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