Microsoft posted a series of video of the session "New to game development? Learn how you can take advantage of Windows 8" packed into an overview video with the key information.
"This is a unique moment in the history of game development. Never before has it been so easy to create a new game, distribute it to 100s of millions of potential users, and get paid. Here is what you need to know to create an entertaining app for the Windows 8 marketplace, including the basics of planning, game design, development, and distribution," said speaker Chas Boyd.
You can also download the slides of the PowePoint presentation here.
How to create your first Windows 8 Metro-Style game: Learn about the core components of the Windows 8 platform specifically provided for metro-style games and how you can assemble them into your ideal game experience. Learn the latest tips and best practices for game graphics, input & animation, sound effects, and asset loading.
High Performance in Broad Reach Windows 8 Games: This talk covers techniques to give your app a professsional appeal using modern features for a fluid experience.
Learn how to grow your audience by leveraging capabilities across the entire range of Windows8 PCs, including languages, tools, and APIs for networking and high-performance graphics, in both 2-D and 3D.