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1 Xbox Indie Scene 2014 Mike Froggatt Xbox Advanced Technology Group AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM

2 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 2 What does it cost?

3 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 3 Two free Xbox One devkits Access to documentation, forums, middleware etc. Free Xbox One-only Unity Pro licences Free Xbox One add-on for Unity What do I get?

4 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 4 What can I make? VulgarOffensiveObjectionable Anything, within reason

5 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 5 Yes! Ensures quality & that titles won’t break or behave badly Release Manager will help you navigate cert process Clear documentation about Xbox Requirements (XRs) Far fewer requirements now than we used to have! Do I Need to Pass Certification?

6 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 6 Where is my game on the Xbox One Store? SpotlightTrendingRecommendations “Independent” Section?

7 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 7 How do I get my free kits? Professional indie developers Shipped on console, PC, mobile or tablet Will broaden reach in the future Every developer is evaluated on her/his/their own merits But… initially we’re looking for:

8 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 8 Xbox Software Development Visual Studio 2012 Professional Visual Studio 2013 is not yet supported Windows 7, Windows 8.0, or Windows 8.1 (64 bit versions only) Feels similar to building a Windows Store App and remote running/debugging.

9 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 9 Win32 desktop Xbox One XDK Windows Store apps The tasty onion of Xbox One development

10 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 10 Shared Partition Host OS OS Architecture Xbox Shell System Services OS Shared Apps Exclusive Game Exclusive OS Exclusive Partition

11 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 11 xbconnect install – Installs game packages to devkit. uninstall – Removes game from devkit. list – Shows all installed apps/games on devkit. launch – launches an app/game on devkit. terminate – Shuts down an app/game on devkit. xbapp XTF Tools Connects dev PC to devkit.

12 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 12 XTF Tools xbremoterecovery Installs the Xbox LIVE system update from a PC. XTF API Set API Set to allow you to develop your own tools.

13 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 13 XTF Tools xbdeploy Push (Slow but demoable) -Moves all files from dev PC to devkit. -Can’t run game until all files are on devkit. -Game is demoable. Pull (Fast but game isn’t completely installed to devkit) -Leaves almost all of the files on the dev PC -Can run game as soon as.exe is across -Loads files on demand from Dev PC -Game is NOT playable without Dev PC attached and serving!

14 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 14 Graphical devkit management tools are coming!

15 What we need from you Contract with me and become a magical developer!

16 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 16 Your Company

17 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 17 Your Games

18 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 18 Who to Contact

19 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 19 (Oh, and this tiny thing) That’s it!

20 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 20 Sign up at If you are running Windows 8.x Download Visual Studio Express for Windows Build a 64-bit, C++, DirectX 11 Windows Store game If you are running Windows 7 Download Visual Studio Express for Windows Desktop Build a 64-bit, C++, DirectX 11 Win32 game without using the DirectX SDK Getting Started with

21 AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM 21 here: More Questions?

22 © 2014 Microsoft The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. Microsoft makes no warranties, express, implied or statutory, as to the information in this presentation. AMD AND MICROSOFT GAME DEVELOPER DAY - June , STOCKHOLM


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