Game (& App) Jam Windows 8 Style Week 2: Building Apps & Games with HTML5 and JS

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In the week 2 workshop, we’ll look at using the native support for HTML5 and JavaScript to build apps and games, including showing how you can port existing games built with 3rd party frameworks such as ImpactJS, and how you can leverage 3rd party middleware such as Scirra’s Construct 2 to quickly build great games and export them for Windows Store and/or Windows Phone 8. There will be hands-on time available after the presentation to work on your apps and games. Attendees wishing to use Construct 2 should download the latest release from

Don’t forget to reserve your spot for Game (and App) Jam, Windows 8 Style Week 3!

Then join us for the App Judging at CMAP Code Camp, on June 1st! We’ll be delivering sessions on Windows Store development, including tips and tricks for getting through the certification process. Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie will be holding office hours for folks with questions, and at the end of the day the code camp will hold an app competition, where all attendees who show off their app can compete for some great prizes, including a grand prize of a Surface Pro! Prerequisites: In order to participate in the app contest or any of the hands-on activities, you must bring a laptop with Windows 8 along with Visual Studio 2012 (the Express for Windows 8 version will work fine, or Pro or above will also work).

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  • G. Andrew D.

    I got inspired and followed up my basic HTML game sample below with a sample that shows similar functionality implemented using CreateJS (based in part on some tutorials by my fellow TE David Rousset:­ ):

    My sample Windows Store app can be found here:­

    May 23, 2013

  • G. Andrew D.

    Also wanted to add a nice post I just found about a dev who used CreateJS to build a nice slot car game for the Windows Store...check it out here:­

    May 23, 2013

  • G. Andrew D.

    Thanks for the kind words, Jim.

    As promised, here's a link to my decks, and to the code for the basic HTML game starter template:­

    Next week, we'll discuss Unity 3D, and how you can enhance your Unity games for Windows Store and Windows Phone using Unity plug-ins (currently in beta).

    May 23, 2013

  • Jim J.

    As a business app dev it was good to have a starting point for building games using HTML5 and JS. Many thanks to Andrew for the snappy course that kept our attention and provided a lot of options!

    May 23, 2013

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