Monthly Archives: February 2011

MonsterUp v.1.5 is in the Marketplace

Posted by admin on February 25, 2011
Development, Games, Windows Phone / No Comments

Go get it now!


Changelog follows:

-View more online rankings in scoreboard screen
-Concrete platform breaks with shield bonus
-Minor tweak to concrete platform graphics
-Minor tweaks to game fonts
-View and beat online high scores in-game
-View your all-time best and current leaderboard position in-game
-Transition effects in loading screens
-Reduced special power recharging time by 20%


University of Geneva talk

Posted by admin on February 24, 2011
Academia, Development, Games, Windows Phone / 2 Comments

On 22 of February, Microsoft asked me to give a small talk about games development on the Windows Phone 7 platform, and more specifically about XNA development and my experience with the WP7 Marketplace. It was fun and quite a few people showed up, to listen and to be rewarded with pizza and beer in the end. The MonsterUp trailer video was also shown at the end of the talk:)

A snapshot of the talk slides about MonsterUp

Here are my talk’s slides if anyone out there is interested.

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MonsterUp is one of Microsoft Channel9’s Hot Apps of the week

Posted by admin on February 23, 2011
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MonsterUp was chosen to be one of the hottest app of this week. Every week, Channel 9 choses 5 apps to be featured as this week’s hottest cool apps in a show called … well … Hot Apps presented by Laura Foy.

This week’s episode is here: