The first technical seminar of the Game Development Initiative Ruhr, which covered the development tool Microsoft Expression Blend®, was a full success. Thomas Immich, CEO Centigrade GmbH, delivered a competent and entertaining introduction to about 30 developers, designers and students, who could work through and build upon most of the hands-on examples at their own laptops.
On the first day of the seminar already, first applications were developed, which were then extended and improved step by step. That way, a mobile dating platform, physics-enabled gaming environments and diverse input forms were created. The practical challenges as well as the dynamics of the audience fueled interaction within the group. The symbiosis of design- and development-environment lead to very good results and sparked much enthusiasm with the participants.
At the end of the seminar, the group recapitulated lessons learned and asked Thomas Immich additional questions, while relaxing with a cool beer at a nearby bar.
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