Windows 8 is a big leap forward for developers because it treats HTML5 as a first-class citizen, alongside C# and C++. Interactive development expert Jesse Freeman explains how Windows 8 works, gets you started with Visual Studio Express (it’s free!), and uses a case study to show you how to port an HTML5 game with ease.
Adjust artwork for different screen resolutions and Windows 8 features
Accommodate mouse, keyboard, touch, and other game controls
Optimize your game to run well on any Windows 8 device
Understand the steps for publishing your game to Windows Store
Explore fixed price, trial mode, ad support, and in-app purchase options
Use a web-first workflow to ensure your game runs on many other platforms