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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 (http://monogame.net).

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 http://sdrv.ms/12MgRsg 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.

Objectives

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

Prerequisites

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.

-- or --

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

• MonoGame : http://monogame.net

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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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