My Experience (So Far!) With Kinect for Windows v2

When Microsoft released the alpha version of Kinect for Windows v2 via their preview program, I was one of the first to grab the dev kit. I blogged about it in late 2013, after getting it set up with my laptop. As of July 2014, Microsoft has just released the final version of the unit, now available for purchase.

Unlike the previous version of Kinect, the new version now includes the ability to create Windows Store apps. Check out the following MSDN blog post for more information:

If you’re interested in purchasing one for yourself, read on to find out what it has in store for you!

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Construct 2: Exporting and Publishing to Web, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

  

As a follow up to my Construct 2 intro tutorials, here is a tutorial that explains how to export a game from Construct 2, and then publish on the Web, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Enjoy!
Shahed :-)

Presenting Game Development with Unity @ Microsoft Reston

I will be presenting Game Development with Unity at the DC-MD-VA Windows App/Game Developers meetup group @ Microsoft’s Reston VA office on July 17, 2014.

DC-MD-VA Windows App/Game Developers meetup

 

Construct 2 – Step by Step

I have been teaching students and professionals using Construct 2, and would like to share my step by step tutorials in the following presentations.

 

You can find the complete presentation material in the links below.

Ghost Shooter: Step by Step

How this is different from the 2011 tutorial on Scirra.com? It expands upon the written tutorial by providing detailed screenshots of every step and is grouped into concepts that I identified from my learning. Also, the steps and screenshots from a recent version (as of 2014). Finally, it explains relevant concepts such as Parallax and X-Y Coordinates for Graphics Programming.

Flapping Bird: Step by Step

How is this different from tutorial on Scirra’s website? It expands upon the written tutorial by providing detailed screenshots of every step. Also, it goes way beyond the initial tutorial to explain how to build to a complete working game that can be seen in the template that now ships with Construct 2.

Enjoy!

~Shahed Chowdhuri :-)

 

Microsoft Ventures City Meetup – New York

Come join Microsoft Ventures at The Invisible Dog on July 17th at 6pm to learn more about Microsoft Ventures, startups innovating in the IOT (Internet of Things) space and how to apply for Microsoft’s new thematic accelerator focused on IOT.

  • Venue: Invisible Dog
  • Address: 51 Bergen St , Brooklyn, NY
  • Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • RSVP: https://mvcitymeetupnyc.eventbrite.com/
  • Registration Ends: July 17, 2014 3:00 PM

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