TechEd Israel 2010 – “XNA Game Studio 4.0: Code Once, Play Everywhere”– Session Slides and Code

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yesterday I presented a session dedicated to games in Dev Track of TechEd Israel 2010. Thanks for all participants – it was a great honor to present for you! The session slides hosted here. The sample I wrote hosted here. Hope you enjoyed the session, will be glad for your feedback Alex

TechEd Israel 2010 – “XNA Game Studio 4.0: Code Once, Play Everywhere” Session announcement

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Next month, 28-30 November, I’m going to TechEd Israel 2010. At the conference I have a session dedicated to games! During the session I will show how to build the real world computer game running on such various platforms as Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360 and PC. A lot of fun and cool sample are “on the house” :) For additional details about the development tools and technologies track (which hosts my session) follow the  link: http://www.microsoft.com/israel/TechEd2010/Tracks/DEV.aspx   See you at TechEd! Alex

Windows Phone 7 Quick Tip: How to use Bing Maps in XNA games

Friday, October 22, 2010

A few days ago, a colleague of mine pointed out to this site which shows a Bing Maps usage within XNA game. I was intrigued how to achieve it… I know that Silverlight applications for Windows Phone 7 could use Bing Maps control (see great usage tutorial here), but XNA games cannot render Silverlight controls… To solve it, I decided to use a different approach for XNA – download image tiles and present them in XNA game. Let’s get started. First, in order to use Bing Maps API you need a Bing Maps Account and Application Private Key. The Bing Maps...

Teaser: Multi-Screen

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Something big is coming… Imagine PC, imagine phone, imagine game console… Image all of them playing same game… Imagine player with phone playing versus player on console or player on PC… Imagine player starting the game in public transport at the way home and resuming it after arriving home on the console… Imagine that everything is possible…   Just imagine… and enjoy the photo meanwhile :) Stay tuned for more to come!   Enjoy, Alex