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 sessions, 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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  • Curt

    4 floor is locked too

    February 26, 2014

  • Curt

    Outside Doors are locked

    February 26, 2014

  • Michael C.

    For those of you coming tonight, please take note:
    You *MUST* enter through the main Iconic ( glass ) entrance at the front of the building. Additionally, since the doors will be locked there will be a number posted on the door for you to call to get let in.

    February 26, 2014

  • Caleb

    Any particular subject being covered tomorrow night? I may be able to make it. Will we need to eat before arriving? Seeing what my wife's schedule is.

    January 21, 2014

    • Caleb

      yea i couldn't make it last night, wife working.. her retail hours make it so difficult to plan on going to events these days.. i hope it was a great meeting.

      February 26, 2014

    • Michael C.

      Caleb, meeting it tonight at 6:00pm, not last night.

      February 26, 2014

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