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Games:EDU 09 Andy Sithers

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Games:EDU 09 Andy Sithers

  1. 1. From Student to Rock Star!<br />How can your students be more successful by leveraging Microsoft programs?<br />Andrew Sithers<br />asithers@microsoft.com<br />
  2. 2. XNA Game Studio 3.1<br />Launched Summer 2009 <br />XNA Game Studio and XDK Extensions releases<br />Several new features:<br />Xbox LIVE Party<br />Video playback <br />Downloadable Content (XDK Extensions Only)<br />Avatars for XDK Extensions and Community titles!<br />
  3. 3. Xbox LIVE Indie Games<br />Publish your games to Xbox LIVE Marketplace<br />Great place to showcase talent to future employers<br />Profit!! 70%/30% baseline split<br />Time-limited trial, no free games<br />Charge 200, 400, or 800 points<br />150 MB limit for 400 and 800 point games<br />50 MB limit for 200 point games<br />You retain all rights and IP<br />
  4. 4. Four Steps to an Indie Game<br />
  5. 5. What is X48<br />What’s next?<br />What will we need?<br />Interested? Email me.<br />
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  7. 7. Team UK in Cairo – 15 Students, 5 competitions<br />
  8. 8. Bournemouth win 3rd Place in Games Design! Woot!<br />
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  10. 10. www.dreamspark.com<br />
  11. 11. Other Resources<br />Learn XNA DVD – updated for 3.0<br />Programming through XNA Curriculum<br />Lab in a box<br />http://www.facultyresourcecenter.com<br />
  12. 12. Questions?<br />Keep in touch!<br /><ul><li>asithers@microsoft.com
  13. 13. @sithers
  14. 14. http://blogs.msdn.com/sithers
  15. 15. XBL – sithers</li>

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