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Windows Store Game Development Workshop

Important! Please register for this event at http://aka.ms/fallw8game1 so we can have an accurate headcount for the event.

This workshop will introduce game development concepts using HTML5 Canvas and JavaScript, along with available game frameworks such as ImpactJS, CreateJS, and others.

The workshop will start with a presentation by Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie, and will also provide hands-on time for you to start working with the technologies covered during the lecture portion.

Note that this is the first of 3 game development workshops, and you can attend any, or all three.

IMPORTANT
To participate in the hands-on portion of these events you MUST bring a PC with the following installed:
•Windows 8 (any x86 or x64 version will work fine)
•Visual Studio 2012
(for Windows Store apps, you'll need Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8, or higher. For Windows Phone apps, you'll need Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone, or higher)

We will NOT have PCs available for attendee use, so please come prepared if you want to work hands-on. If you need a copy of either Windows 8 or Visual Studio 2012, head over to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/br229516/.
For Mac users, there are a variety of boot and virtualization options you can use to run Windows 8 and Visual Studio, which are documented here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj945492.aspx

 

Please visit http://bit.ly/18E7IRz for more details on this event and the other workshops in the series.

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  • G. Andrew D.

    Richard,

    Appreciate the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the session and found it helpful!

    September 30, 2013

  • G. Andrew D.

    Thanks to everyone who attended. Here's where you can grab a copy of my slide deck, which includes links to the sample starter projects I demonstrated, as well as the exercises: http://sdrv.ms/1eU9pC4

    September 30, 2013

  • Richard F.

    It was really helpful. Andrew spoke clearly and the few diversions were very useful. The Q&A was excellent for Andrew put me on to a solution to a big problem I've been having in developing a particular product for W8 - thanks!

    September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Andrew, see you on the 28th!

    September 6, 2013

  • G. Andrew D.

    Absolutely fine, Danny. I may bring along my 10yo son to one or more of these, as he's been working with Kodu and other similar stuff.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Total noob to game development. Is it ok if I bring my 12 year old son who is also interested in game development?

    September 6, 2013

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