signing great gamesfor Windows 8
Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2011/12/06/announcing-the-new-windows-store.aspx                     ...
Source: IDC, March 2012                          690m
400                                                                   300                                                 ...
Why Games.... Demand    Most titles in the Windows     Phone apps store are     entertainment and utility apps    Custom...
Sensors including    New, top-level OSlight, gyroscope,    functionality makes gamesaccelerometer,       more social and l...
http://bit.ly/UJZ6Ss
http://dev.windows.com
Microsoft DreamSpark provides no-cost access toMicrosoft designer and development tools for verifiedstudents and educators...
1 THESE ARE THE LEADING DEVELOPER TOOLS2 THERE’S NO CHARGE3 THE SPACE ISN’T ALREADY OVERCROWDED,4 THE NEXT GENERATION OF A...
https://www.dreamspark.com/Product/Product.aspx?productid=26
•   The hierarchical pattern    enables you to put all of    your content in front of    users, delighting them and    mak...
True multi-tasking for tablets is finally here!Keep your app top of mind by snapping apps tothe sides of the screen. Your ...
•   Edge UI leaves the screen    clear of clutter, but keeps    needed functions close by•   Cool Scenarios     •   Pausin...
•   Users approach tablets    and touchscreens in a    variety of ways•   Windows 8    accommodates a    multitude of inte...
•   Semantic Zoom allows a    user to get a different view    of your data, making it    easier to understand and    navig...
•   Communicate to users    when the game is in a    paused state, either by    removing them from the    in-game experien...
•   Elements of your game’s    brand are introduced    without the clutter of    unnecessary UI•   Edge UI helps manage   ...
• Most people have more than one  Windows PC. Let your game provide a  consistent user experience across all their  Window...
Leaderboards are a crucialcomponent for gameenthusiasts.The competition factor keepsusers engaged in your gameand encourag...
Drive engagement beyondstandard gameplay withachievements.Utilize weight, color and sizeto distinguish between itemsthat a...
Game gets 5s to handle     Game is not notified                   suspend              before termination  UserLaunches Ga...
Deepen Engagement & increase repeat-use• At-a-glance information delivery in a natural, attractive  format• Draw the user ...
••
•   Windows Azure Mobile    Services makes it    incredibly easy to connect    a scalable cloud backend    to your client ...
•   Sensors in the tablet can    feel more than touch•   The accelerometer    measures movement and    provides an additio...
•   A simple implementation    of the accelerometer•   Another way to keep    secondary functions out of    the way, but r...
•   A simple implementation    of the accelerometer•   Another way to keep    secondary functions out of    the way, but r...
•   The Search Contract provides    users with a familiar and    natural way to search for items    across application on ...
The settings charm provides afamiliar and consistent way tomodify an apps settingsMore settings menus can beadded for acco...
Drive engagement with your gameby exposing content with App toApp picking. This allows your gameto share it’s content with...
Extend your experiencebeyond Windows 8 and pushyour content to devices onyour local network.The ‘PlayTo’ feature allowsrel...
Ad Supported•   Use our ad system•   Bring your own•   100% RevenueUse Your Existing Commerce•   Existing relationship•   ...
Imagine Cup North East – Awareness Session University of Teesside on the evening of Monday 3rd DecemberTeam Development Da...
Categorieshttp://www.imaginecup.com
DatesWebsite
Prizes
Additional Challenges
http://www.ubelly.com/gamingBuilding Windows 8 Gameshttp://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/windows8/Windows 8 UK Camps and Train...
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
Windows 8 & Aardvark University Gaming Tour
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  1. 1. signing great gamesfor Windows 8
  2. 2. Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2011/12/06/announcing-the-new-windows-store.aspx 1bn
  3. 3. Source: IDC, March 2012 690m
  4. 4. 400 300 200 100 0 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Consumer EnterpriseAll-up Windows Annual Sales Volume Worldwide (based on historical trends) – Consumer/Enterprise (millions)Source: IDC Worldwide Windows Client Operating Environment 2011–2015 Forecast
  5. 5. Why Games.... Demand  Most titles in the Windows Phone apps store are entertainment and utility apps  Customers are downloading more games than any other type of app  Customers are willing to spend money for the privilege  There is an opportunity here to give customers what they want
  6. 6. Sensors including New, top-level OSlight, gyroscope, functionality makes gamesaccelerometer, more social and lets themand location. make use of nearby devices.Support for user The Windows Store makes itinteraction, easy to offer games underincluding touch, flexible business modelspen, keyboard, andmouse.
  7. 7. http://bit.ly/UJZ6Ss
  8. 8. http://dev.windows.com
  9. 9. Microsoft DreamSpark provides no-cost access toMicrosoft designer and development tools for verifiedstudents and educators around the world, to support andadvance their learning and skills through technical design,technology, math, science and engineering activities.
  10. 10. 1 THESE ARE THE LEADING DEVELOPER TOOLS2 THERE’S NO CHARGE3 THE SPACE ISN’T ALREADY OVERCROWDED,4 THE NEXT GENERATION OF APPS, GAMES AND TOOLSIS UP TO YOU
  11. 11. https://www.dreamspark.com/Product/Product.aspx?productid=26
  12. 12. • The hierarchical pattern enables you to put all of your content in front of users, delighting them and making their first experience a complete one.• The flat navigation model simplifies subcategories, levels, or dynamically populated fields• Global navigation elements such as the app bar are consistent and familiar for users
  13. 13. True multi-tasking for tablets is finally here!Keep your app top of mind by snapping apps tothe sides of the screen. Your app responds tothe available screen real estate to show contentin the optimal wayWindows 8 allows full gameplay if applicable insnap view
  14. 14. • Edge UI leaves the screen clear of clutter, but keeps needed functions close by• Cool Scenarios • Pausing • Messaging • Status Updates • Accessing Game Menus
  15. 15. • Users approach tablets and touchscreens in a variety of ways• Windows 8 accommodates a multitude of interaction variations
  16. 16. • Semantic Zoom allows a user to get a different view of your data, making it easier to understand and navigate. • Allow a user to quickly navigate between different levels • Quickly show unlocked content, recently released levels, or new achievements
  17. 17. • Communicate to users when the game is in a paused state, either by removing them from the in-game experience and putting them back in the central hub or by presenting a pause overlay or pause screen
  18. 18. • Elements of your game’s brand are introduced without the clutter of unnecessary UI• Edge UI helps manage multiple games while keeping the canvas available for important startup functions
  19. 19. • Most people have more than one Windows PC. Let your game provide a consistent user experience across all their Windows 8 PCs• Give users the experience they expect. Windows 8 makes it easy to roam information • Game settings and configuration • App licenses and in-app purchases from the Windows Store
  20. 20. Leaderboards are a crucialcomponent for gameenthusiasts.The competition factor keepsusers engaged in your gameand encourages other users intheir network to return andmaintain their rankings.Utilise location services toaccess local standings.
  21. 21. Drive engagement beyondstandard gameplay withachievements.Utilize weight, color and sizeto distinguish between itemsthat are close to beingcompleted.
  22. 22. Game gets 5s to handle Game is not notified suspend before termination UserLaunches Game Game notified when resumed Splash screen
  23. 23. Deepen Engagement & increase repeat-use• At-a-glance information delivery in a natural, attractive format• Draw the user back into the app with a single tap with fresh, tailored content via Live Tiles• Send tile updates even when your app isn’t running• Secondary tiles provide an entry point into a specific experience within your app• Represent your content best with a variety of tile templates
  24. 24. ••
  25. 25. • Windows Azure Mobile Services makes it incredibly easy to connect a scalable cloud backend to your client and mobile applications.• It allows you to easily store structured data in the cloud that can span both devices and users, integrate it with user authentication, as well as send out updates to clients via push notifications
  26. 26. • Sensors in the tablet can feel more than touch• The accelerometer measures movement and provides an additional element to games• It brings games off the screen and into the physical world
  27. 27. • A simple implementation of the accelerometer• Another way to keep secondary functions out of the way, but readily available
  28. 28. • A simple implementation of the accelerometer• Another way to keep secondary functions out of the way, but readily available
  29. 29. • The Search Contract provides users with a familiar and natural way to search for items across application on the machine.• Cool Scenario: • Searching for in app purchases or add on.
  30. 30. The settings charm provides afamiliar and consistent way tomodify an apps settingsMore settings menus can beadded for accountmanagement or game specificmenus.
  31. 31. Drive engagement with your gameby exposing content with App toApp picking. This allows your gameto share it’s content with otherapps seamlessly and consistently.• The file picker makes it easy to organize content• You can also access content from other apps
  32. 32. Extend your experiencebeyond Windows 8 and pushyour content to devices onyour local network.The ‘PlayTo’ feature allowsrelevant controls to beaccessed on the first devicewithout compromising thedisplay on the other.
  33. 33. Ad Supported• Use our ad system• Bring your own• 100% RevenueUse Your Existing Commerce• Existing relationship• SubscriptionsFlexible business models• Free, paid, in-app, trials• 3rd party in-app and advertising support
  34. 34. Imagine Cup North East – Awareness Session University of Teesside on the evening of Monday 3rd DecemberTeam Development Day - Saturday 8th December which will help form teams and work on their entry ideas so we can ensurebefore Christmas teams are formedEnd of January - 36 hour hack event with additional workshops and presentations (presentation skills, core skills - TFS, UX, Win8Apps, WP8 Apps, Azure, Business Plans etc) running alongside the hack.Want to know moreSee www.imaginecupnortheast.co.uk where they can register for eventsStay in touch with us through www.twitter.com/imaginecupne and www.facebook.com/imaginecupnortheast
  35. 35. Categorieshttp://www.imaginecup.com
  36. 36. DatesWebsite
  37. 37. Prizes
  38. 38. Additional Challenges
  39. 39. http://www.ubelly.com/gamingBuilding Windows 8 Gameshttp://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/windows8/Windows 8 UK Camps and Training Eventshttp://dev.windows.comWindows 8 developer resourceshttp://dev.windowsphone.comWindows Phone 8 developer resourceshttp:// www.Microsoft.com/uk/facultyMicrosoft UK Student Resources

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