Windows Phone 8
Shared core with Windows 8
Common programming model
Reusable code
Native games
http://dev.windowsphone.com
So I am

Dev

what skills can I use to

gets started on Windows Phone?
WP8.0 Games DirectX/Direct 3D & C++
WP8.0 XAML & C#/VB with Direct3D Graphics

+ C++

WP8.0 XAML & C#/VB

+ C++

WP7.1 XNA...
tools

So I am Dev what
do I need to
gets started on Windows Phone?
http://dev.windowsphone.com
So I am Dev do I need to build to lots of
devices?
WVGA
800 x 480
15:9

WXGA
1280 x 768
15:9

720p
1280 x 720
16:9
Supported operating systems

Windows 8 64-bit (x64) client versions

Hardware

8 GB of free disk space
4 GB of RAM (recomm...
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc835722
120+ new

191+

123

31
Apps just in…

More Downloads

More Revenue

More developers
More apps
MO list: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsphone/help/jj215902(v=vs.105).aspx
Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 620

Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 925
This is all great news, but what does it
mean for

indie

developers..

Developing for Windows 8 and Windows Phone?
Mudvark: Mortar Melon. More than 450,000 downloads...
Windows Phone 8 version just released

750,000+
Source: http://blogs...
Yippee Entertainment: Chimpact – #1 Paid App worldwide in
Windows 8 store during the first half of March 2013. Available
o...
Joy Bits: Doodle God
Over 1 million downloads within 9 months of Windows launch,
Significant code re-use from Windows Phon...
Rebellion: Dredd vs Zombie
Over 1 million downloads within 9 months of Windows 8 launch,
Significant code re-use from Wind...
© 2012 Microsoft Corporation.
All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be...
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
Designing beautiful windows phone games
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Designing beautiful windows phone games

  1. 1. Windows Phone 8 Shared core with Windows 8 Common programming model Reusable code Native games http://dev.windowsphone.com
  2. 2. So I am Dev what skills can I use to gets started on Windows Phone?
  3. 3. WP8.0 Games DirectX/Direct 3D & C++ WP8.0 XAML & C#/VB with Direct3D Graphics + C++ WP8.0 XAML & C#/VB + C++ WP7.1 XNA & C#/VB WP7.1 XAML & C#/VB .NET API for Windows Phone Windows Phone Runtime Managed Managed & Native Win32 & COM Native
  4. 4. tools So I am Dev what do I need to gets started on Windows Phone?
  5. 5. http://dev.windowsphone.com
  6. 6. So I am Dev do I need to build to lots of devices?
  7. 7. WVGA 800 x 480 15:9 WXGA 1280 x 768 15:9 720p 1280 x 720 16:9
  8. 8. Supported operating systems Windows 8 64-bit (x64) client versions Hardware 8 GB of free disk space 4 GB of RAM (recommended) 64-bit (x64) motherboard Windows Phone Emulator Windows 8 Pro or higher (for Hyper-V) and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT)
  9. 9. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc835722
  10. 10. 120+ new 191+ 123 31
  11. 11. Apps just in… More Downloads More Revenue More developers More apps
  12. 12. MO list: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsphone/help/jj215902(v=vs.105).aspx
  13. 13. Nokia Lumia 520 Nokia Lumia 620 Nokia Lumia 720
  14. 14. Nokia Lumia 1020 Nokia Lumia 1520 Nokia Lumia 925
  15. 15. This is all great news, but what does it mean for indie developers.. Developing for Windows 8 and Windows Phone?
  16. 16. Mudvark: Mortar Melon. More than 450,000 downloads... Windows Phone 8 version just released 750,000+ Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2011/12/06/announcing-the-new-windows-store.aspx
  17. 17. Yippee Entertainment: Chimpact – #1 Paid App worldwide in Windows 8 store during the first half of March 2013. Available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 No.1 App WW Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2011/12/06/announcing-the-new-windows-store.aspx
  18. 18. Joy Bits: Doodle God Over 1 million downloads within 9 months of Windows launch, Significant code re-use from Windows Phone to Windows 8. “Together, Windows 8 and Windows Phone are more meaningful both in terms of revenue and total downloads. As a result we are more bullish than ever on gaming for the Windows platform.” – JoyBits CEO Paul Baldwin 1,000,000+ Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2011/12/06/announcing-the-new-windows-store.aspx
  19. 19. Rebellion: Dredd vs Zombie Over 1 million downloads within 9 months of Windows 8 launch, Significant code re-use from Windows Phone to Windows 8. 1,000,000+ Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2011/12/06/announcing-the-new-windows-store.aspx
  20. 20. © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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