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 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 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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  • 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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