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Build your next great game for Windows 8

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Even if learning how to build Windows 8 application, if you are a Web Developer, is not a hard task, we still believe that starter kits (or templates) are one of the way to go to learn how to do it. One of the things I like to do on my Windows 8 device is to play casual games, and I was more than happy to see that our friend McFunkypants built an amazing template for game developers (or people who wants to build games).

Firstly, go on Woot Studio, and download the kit. Once the kit downloaded, you’ll find two games based on the same model: Gwendolynn the Lionhearted & Rubba Rabbit. Since the code is free, and Open Source, you can also fetch it, and contribute on GitHub. At that point, you have the choice between using one of the two games, and modify them, or use the JavaScript library to help you build a game “from scratch”. If you are like me, you like to code, but you have no artistic talent, and it’s OK as Woot Studio added some royalty free art packages: outer space, steam punk, and a zombie one (more to come).

Two things to keep in mind when you’ll build those: you can participate in the Developer Movement program to get rewards for your Windows 8 application (see this month’s challenge!), and we would like to hear about you, and see what you did! So go to Woot Studio to read more about the template, download the starter kit, and build some amazing games!