.GAME is a show hosted on Channel 9 that is dedicated to game development with a primary focus on .NET technology. Each episode will focus on tutorials, cover helpful tips/tricks, or feature an interview with an industry expert.
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.GAME

.GAME is a show hosted on Channel 9 that is dedicated to game development with a primary focus on .NET technology. Each episode will focus on tutorials, cover helpful tips/tricks, or feature an interview with an industry expert. This repository houses all the artifacts tied to the episodes so that you can follow along or play around with the final project.

How this repository is organized

Any artifacts relating to an episode will be available in the Episodes folder, which is broken down by month and year. Artifacts will typically be code samples or full projects.

Feedback and topic requests

Have a topic you'd like to see covered? A great resource that should be listed? Or perhaps just some general feedback? Great! You can send it via:

  1. A GitHub Issue
  2. Twitter at @yecats131
  3. Email dotgame@microsoft.com

Resources

Here's a list of resources to help get you started in various aspects of game development.

Game Engines

Engine Description
Unity Robust engine for creating 2D and 3D games, be it VR or non. Supports C# and JavaScript.
MonoGame Free Open Source implementation of the Microsoft XNA 4 Framework. Supports C#.
SadConsole A MonoGame 3.5-based game library (using .NET 4.6) that provides an engine to emulate old-school console and command prompt style graphics. Source is on GitHub and they are looking for contributors.
Duality Modular 2D game engine that provides its own visual editor. It's highly extensible, written entirely in C# and backed by OpenGL. Source is on GitHub and they are looking for contributors.
CryEngine Engine for creating beautiful 2D and 3D games, be it VR or non. Recently integrated C# support.

3D Modeling, Rigging and Animation

Name Description
Blender A free/open source 3D creation suite. Great for modeling, rigging and animation.
Blender Guru YouTube Channel A series of Blender tutorials.

2D / Concept Art

Name Description
Ctrl+Paint A library of videos teaching both digital painting and general drawing concepts.

Assets

I recommend you double check the licensing on everything listed as it may have changed from the time that I added it. Most if not all on this list should be free.

Name Description
Kenney Game Assets Over 35,000 free images, audio files and 3D models.
Free Lowpoly Packs Free low-poly assets created by QuaterniusDev.
Reddit List of Free 2D Assets List of Free 2D Assets maintained on Reddit.
Over 2,600 Game Icons Thousands of free icons in SVG or PNG format. Requests can be made on their GitHub.