Microsoft & Global Game Jam

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  • This is your chance help people around you, and a golden opportunity to land a great job after you graduate (or the perfect internship). The project you design will be an outstanding addition to your resume—and if you make it to the United States finals, you can showcase it to Microsoft recruiters and Microsoft partners throughout the nation.
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  • 5 minutes – finish around 8 minute mark 37m left
  • 5 minutes – finish around 8 minute mark 37m left
  • Microsoft & Global Game Jam

    1. 1. Microsoft & Global Game JamEd Donahue | ed.donahue@microsoft.com | @creepyed | creepyed.com
    2. 2. EVERY team at this Global GameJam site who creates a WindowsPhone game this weekend, willreceive a Windows Phone
    3. 3. http://facebook.com/MicrosoftTechStudent
    4. 4.  There are lots of resources and links in this presentation. You can view this presentation online at: http://slidesha.re/MSFTGGJ12
    5. 5. The Imagine Cup
    6. 6. What is the Imagine Cup?Imagine a world where technology helps solve thetoughest problems.Compete in the US competition for a shot at the USFinals. Compete in the World Wide competition forchance to represent the US in Sydney, Australia!Create 1 game for Global Game Jam AND Imagine Cup!
    7. 7. Get Inspired!Look to the UN Millennium Goals: Environmental Child Health Combat AIDS/HIV Sustainability Universal Education Maternal Health Gender Equality Poverty + Hunger Global Partnership
    8. 8. Game Design Multi-level , single player, 3D or 2D, XBox360, Windows, or Windows Phone, it’s up to you. Everybody wins with games that solve critical issues.1 Register at www.imaginecup.us AND www.imaginecup.com, select Game Design, and create your team.2 Design a project to help ‘solve the world’s toughest problems.’ Use Visual Studio to build an XNA-based or Silverlight-based game.3 Submit the following items before the deadlines: spring Round 1 2/14 Game storyboard Round 2 3/13 Game demo, playable game app, summary + instructions US Finals | April 20124 Present projects to a judging panel, meet recruiters from Microsoft and other tech companies, participate in workshops, and have fun!5 WW Finals | July 2012, Australia Submit to the worldwide competition for the chance to go to Australia and represent the US in the Imagine Cup WW Finals
    9. 9. Feedback “You can only came away from Resources the experience Take advantage of these (free!) with positive resources to get your project done:“The programmers feelings”have learned morethan they ever “The Imagine Cup has Free Software been a true ramp up for DreamSpark.comwould as normalstudents and they my career, and overall itboth have part-time was a very fulfilling App Hubjobs as a result from experience.” create.msdn.comtheir Imagine Cup “I will alwaysentry.” remember the Code awesome diversity http://bit.ly/WPQuickStart of solutions from http://bit.ly/WPCodeSamples“Imagine Cup was a realramp up to success for different countriesme. It helped distinguish that you can see at You can always contact us ifme from other the Worldwide you need some extra helpcandidates at the end of Finals. Just (ed.donahue@microsoft.com)my studies.” incredible!”
    10. 10. METRO IS OUR DESIGN ETROLANGUAGE. WE CALL ITMETRO BECAUSE IT’SMODERN AND CLEAN. IT’SFAST AND IN MOTION. IT’SABOUT CONTENT ANDTYPOGRAPHY. AND IT’SENTIRELY AUTHENTIC.
    11. 11. PrinciplesClean, Light, Open, FastCelebrate TypographyAlive in MotionContent, Not ChromeAuthentically Digital
    12. 12. Resources SDK: http://create.msdn.com Code (case-sensitive):  http://bit.ly/WPQuickStart  http://bit.ly/WPCodeSamples  http://bit.ly/WPGameDev  http://bit.ly/WP7trainingkit  http://bit.ly/wp7mangotraining Students: dreamspark.com
    13. 13. What is DreamSpark?o DreamSpark provides free Microsoft software to verified students around the world for FREE!Who is eligible for DreamSpark?o All part-time and full-time students are entitled to DreamSpark softwareWhat software can they get from DreamSpark?o Free App Hub account for Windows Phone 7 Marketplaceo One year free subscription to XNA Creators Clubo Visual Studio 2010 Professional, Expression Studio 4 Ultimate, Windows Server, SQL Servero 90 days of free Pluralsight training
    14. 14. www.dreamspark.com to register
    15. 15. Quick Recap Free dev tools Free phones Enter three competitions with one game!  Global Game Jam  Imagine Cup  You’ve Got Game17
    16. 16. Remember…EVERY team at this Global GameJam site who creates a WindowsPhone game this weekend, willreceive a Windows Phone

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