During GDC this year, Microsoft announced that important game development tool MonoGame would support Xbox One. We spoke to Tom Spilman of Sickhead games, stewards of MonoGame and creators of classic Windows game ARMED, to learn about MonoGame's Xbox One progress, UWP development, and much more.
Microsoft announced a bunch of improvements for its Dev Center to help Windows Store app publishers. Among the additions is a new Dev Center Insider Program to give publishers a chance to test and provide feedback on upcoming Dev Center updates.
During Microsoft's Day 2 Build 2016 keynote address, the company said that the Xamarin cross-platform app tools that it recently acquired will be available for free to all of its Visual Studio customers. Also, the Xamarin runtime will be released as an open source project
Microsoft's ecosystem has a considerable app gap compared to iOS & Android, despite efforts to resolve it. Thus, many fans have joined critics in their negative commentary of the platform. This big problem requires a big solution. Will Microsoft position itself as a mobile development platform?
This week, Microsoft announced that they had acquired Xamarin. What does this news mean and why did Microsoft drop a few hundred million for them and now? Our guest writer - and old developer friend - Jay Bennett explains.
Microsoft has announced its plans to acquire Xamarin. The San Francisco-based company was formed in 2011 and creates software tools for making apps for iOS, Android and Windows platforms that can share common code. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Microsoft has updated its Windows App Studio tools for people who want to make Windows 10 apps without the need for any coding. The new version adds a number of new features, such as adding the abilty to search within an app.
Microsoft has updated its Windows App Studio tools for people who want to make Windows 10 apps without the need for any coding. The new version includes a WordPress data source that allows people with a WordPress blog to pull content from it so it can be shown in a Windows 10 app.
Microsoft has now retired the current version of its Dev Center app for Windows Phone. However, a new universal version of the app for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile is in the works for a planned release in early 2016.
Microsoft has updated Windows App Studio, which allows users to create their own universal Windows 10 app without any code. The update allows those users to both create and publish their apps in the Windows Store, without having to go into Visual Studio, along with a ton of other features
Lumia Imaging SDK, the imaging toolset that has powered apps with over 100 million downloads, has just been updated to version 3.0. It now has support for Windows 10 UWP (Universal Windows Platform) to target smartphones, tablets and computers running Windows 10.
Last week, Square Enix released Lara Croft GO, the sequel to Hitman GO. Lara Croft GO launched on Windows Phone and Windows 8 and 10 alongside Android and iOS. We recently interviewed Francis Pétrin, the Square Enix Montréal programmer in charge of porting and certifying the game on Windows platforms. Don't miss our detailed interview!
Velocity 2X from FuturLab and Sierra blends two genres: shooting and platforming. You don’t see many games like it. The fast-paced hybrid game arrives on Xbox One and Steam next week. Read on for one of our best Xbox developer interviews yet, with great details and lots of concept art!
Although Japan has a rich history of game development, it's relatively uncommon for Japanese-developed Windows PC games to be released in English markets. That makes the recent releases of Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure (see our review) and Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim on Steam reason for celebration. Both games were developed by Nihon Falcom, with Mastiff publishing Gurumin and XSEED...
Microsoft has rolled out a new Vision API which can automatically categorize imagery of an adult nature. The machine-learning API is part of Project Oxford, and like the face detection API announced yesterday — which determines your age and gender based on a photo — is aimed at assisting devs in creating more compelling apps for Windows and Windows Phone. The Vision API analyzes an...
Today, Microsoft gave more information about Windows 10, including the universal Windows Apps model. Details were presented in the breakout sessions called 'Introducing the Windows 10 App Model' earlier in the day. One bit of news we can confirm is that all Windows 10 devices, including phones, tablets, and PCs, can be developer unlocked through a toggle switch in Settings. Sightings...