Windows Phone 7

T14 Living the Dream: Make the Video Game You’ve Always Wanted and Get Paid For It!


3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Level: Introductory

Dave Isbitski

Sr. Developer Evangelist


Have you ever dreamed of writing your own video game but didn’t know where to start?  During the past five years Microsoft’s XNA framework has become a favorite of Windows and Xbox game developers everywhere.  XNA uses the same great Visual Studio development environment you are used to but brings a slew of features specifically for games development. With the release of Windows Phone last year XNA can now be used to create Windows Phone games exposing your ideas to a whole new marketplace!  We’ll charge full speed into XNA to learn about the basic Windows Phone model, explore its core device characteristics, and review highlights of the XNA phone framework. Finally, we’ll explore some of the cool games that have been developed specifically for Windows Phone and even learn how to build one ourselves.

You will learn:

  • Get up to speed on utilizing Microsoft XNA Tools for Windows Phone
  • Get exposed to freely available third party tools and frameworks that will help jumpstart your game
  • Learn how to make money through in game Advertising as well as the new Trial mode on Windows PhoneWalk away with the foundation for a game we will build first hand during the session