Bill Reiss is a Windows Platform Development MVP and a Senior Consultant for AgileThought

Sixth Annual Tampa Winter Games and NETMF Hackathon December 21

I’m really excited to be able to co-host another year of the “Tampa Winter Games” event that focuses on Windows Phone and Windows 8 game development. This year we’ve added a great new facet to the event and Kevin Wolf will be co-hosting and focusing on NETMF development. So whether you’re interested in developing games or want to hack with the .NET Micro Framework this is the event for you.

We’ll have homemade food provided by yours truly, and giveaways and prizes. It’s on December 21, the date of the Mayan Apocalypse, and the Friday before Christmas, so you should be able to justify taking off work or leaving early, but if you can’t take off the full day or not at all then show up whenever you can. You’ll still be able to take part in the giveaways if you arrive late.

As part of the event, I’ll be putting together versions of the same sample game in various technologies so that you can work in the technology of your choice and if you’re not sure you can compare and contrast the various options. With Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 there are more choices than ever so there should be an environment you’re familiar with that you can use to get going. I’m also going to make these starter samples available via my blog for anyone that wants to use them, so I’d like to know from you which technologies you would like to see samples for. Keep in mind that the samples will be 2D since I don’t think it’s a good idea to jump in and try 3D for your first game.

Please comment on this post and tell me what samples you’d like to see.

  • Lizzas

    I missed this event, how was it?

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  • Yuki

    wow, cant believe i missed this, such a shame, getting sick at the wrong time ]=
    ohwells i guess it made up since i was playing Girl Games</a hehe