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Windows Store App Game Development?

Hi everyone I'm new to the Xamarin framework, I have Windows 8 and I've been itching to create Windows 8 games. I am installing Xamarin and it may take a while, so I wanted to know a couple things. First, would Xamarin be good to create Windows 8/RT Games? Second, are there export options to target Windows 8 specifically? Lastly, what design tools can I use for Windows 8 game development? Your input will be very helpful!


  • JeffreyStedfastJeffreyStedfast USXamarin Team Xamurai

    First, would Xamarin be good to create Windows 8/RT Games?

    Probably not, as Xamarin Studio doesn't actually have any support for Windows 8/RT projects.

    You'll need to use Visual Studio to develop those types of projects.

    I guess that likely also answers your other questions...

  • mhutchmhutch USMember, Xamarin Team Xamurai

    Just to clarify - you can't use Xamarin Studio to develop Windows RT apps. You would need Visual Studio for that. However, if you write your game in C# and structure it appropriately, you could use Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android to port your game to iOS and Android - either using Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio with Xamarin extensions.

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