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A significant aspect to making games with GameMaker is the management of graphics, sounds, and other game related resources.  Inside GameMaker, resources are managed in the Resource Tree, which provides a file-explorer type view to all the gaming assets.    The Resources menu option also provides a quick way to add resources to a game project.  Each respective resource menu-item has a corresponding keyboard shortcut. ... (more)

Reno Hackathon 2014

Congratulations to the winners announced at the Reno Hackathon! Many of the participants used GameMaker by YoYo Games to create an app.  A testimony to GameMaker Studio is that most who were using it were doing so for the first time – and of that group, some had no development background whatsoever! This was highlighted in the news coverage by KRNV Channel 4 as seen here: Although the participants took the Hackathon seriously, the event was full of energy, prizes, and great networking.  There was a variety among the attendees – students, entrepreneurs, moonlighters, and newbies.... (more)

Microsoft DevRadio: Media Queries

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  In today’s episode Michael Palermo will show you how to manage your programs to work in different layouts via Media Queries. If you need to know how to control what needs to be done in various layouts – Portrait, landscape, snap-view, etc. this short how-to video is just for you. Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 and Windows 8 SDK Step #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 Step #3 – Start building your own Apps for Windows 8 Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Zune, or RSS If you're interested in learning... (more)

Microsoft DevRadio: Using Event Handlers

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  In today's episode, Michael Palermo shows how easy it is to attach event handlers in JavaScript. Watch this short demo to see the various techniques to do it! Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 and Windows 8 SDK Step #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 Step #3 – Start building your own Apps for Windows 8 Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Zune, or RSS If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth info... (more)

CSS3 for Windows Store Apps: Transitions

Windows 8 brings in a new era of opportunity for the web developer/designer in that applications in the Windows Store can be written with “web” technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Creating a compelling user experience is an important aspect of a successful app, and CSS3 is a fantastic way to reach that objective.  This post will specifically address a great way to enable fast and fluid interactions in your app by using CSS3 Transitions. If you haven’t been using transitions or know what they even do, then let’s start with a quick description:  Transitions allow con... (more)