Thursday, March 24, 2011

This year (3rd or 4th time in row) I’m attending MIX11 conference in Las Vegas. The conference takes place at Mandaly Bay Hotel April 12-14, 2011. The pre-conference boot camps are taking place April 11. If you want to meet and/or ask some Silverlight, XNA and Windows Phone 7 related questions I will be around from April 11. Also, 11 more colleagues from Sela (top rated senior .NET consultants) will be around – I could connect you with them! Drop me a message via Contact Form or tweet me @DevCorner.    ...

PDC10–thoughts a minute after it finished

Sunday, October 31, 2010

PDC10 is over. Now it is a time to think about how it was and summarize the experience. For me it was very special PDC. It was very special because of two things: First – I delivered a session during the PDC Workshop! My session was about XNA Game Development for Windows Phone 7. Thanks for all participants – it was a great honor to present for you. The sample I’ve presented during the demo hosted here. The samples I’ve presented from the phone are the part of XNA Creators Club Education Content. They could be...

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

Create Games for Windows Phone 7!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I have to admit, that I don’t post too much in the blog lately. I’m sorry for that! This is not because I have nothing too blog about – I have a lot of very interesting things. I’m not writing much partly because some of those things are still under NDA, but the main reason that I simply have no time to blog – I’m leading very interesting and very tight-scheduled project. Today (finally!) I could share some of this project details. The project is – a new XNA Game Studio 4.0 and the Windows...