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Session Name: Conquering the Galaxy with Phones and Tablets: Galactic Reign Postmortem (Presented by Microsoft Studios)
Speaker(s): Tony Cox
Company Name(s): Microsoft Studios
Track / Format: Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit
Overview: Galactic Reign is a turn-based space strategy game for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices, that allows players to battle opponents while moving seamlessly between their phone, tablet, laptop and desktop PC, all accompanied by gorgeous cloud-rendered visuals. This session will cover the main moving parts "under-the-hood", with a focus on the team's technology choices for simultaneous development on both Windows Phone and Windows 8 clients, as well as a brief look at how we took advantage of Windows Azure and other cloud technologies to build our service. We'll cover highlights, lowlights, pitfalls to avoid, and thoughts for the future.

GDC 2013

Tony Cox

Microsoft Studios

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Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit

Smartphone / Tablet Games