Microsoft Developer Day at GDC: San Francisco – March 6, 2012

This announcement is from out of the area, but thought I’d share it here as it sounds like a fun event to go to.  If you’re jones-ing for a trip to San Francisco, Ca, here’s an excuse to go!  Remember, game development is where a lot of the big $$$ are these days in development…

MicrosoftGameDaySFOn Tuesday, March 6th from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Microsoft will be holding a session at the Game Developers Conference to introduce developers to the future of games and entertainment. They'll be doing deep dives on Xbox LIVE and Windows 8, where you can learn about how you can take advantage of Microsoft's vision for connected entertainment.

The primary audience for this Developer Day is professional developers who build games and entertainment applications for Xbox 360 and Kinect, Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the web. Developers will learn about the new Windows 8 Metro style application platform and new Xbox LIVE services that deliver breakthrough entertainment experiences across all of Microsoft's entertainment platforms.

Sessions include:

  • Entertainment Reimagined
  • Developing a Great Metro Style Game for Windows 8
  • The Making of Metro Style Marble Maze
  • Async Gaming
  • Xbox LIVE on Windows 8 Deep Dive
  • Xbox LIVE Services – Entertainment Powered by the Cloud
  • Game Data Anywhere Using Xbox LIVE Cloud Storage
  • Asynchronous Gaming with Xbox LIVE Services
  • Connecting Xbox LIVE Web Games with Xbox LIVE Services

This represents a huge opportunity for game and entertainment application developers to take advantage of the connections being built between the Xbox 360, Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the web. You can get more information about the Microsoft Developer Day by going to the GDC Tutorials page.