Windows 8 delivers the opportunity for you to create engaging games that reach the broadest audience, and run across a wide range of devices.
To this end, Microsoft released a new PowerPoint presentation "Creating a Great Metro Style Game for Windows 8," that helps you learn the essentials of the new Windows 8 game development and application environment, including the Windows Runtime, CoreWindow, DirectX 11.1, Process Lifetime Management, asynchronous execution, and C++/Cx.
"We will also demonstrate Visual Studio capabilities for debugging 3D applications, managing code and basic content types like shaders, textures, and meshes in both design-time and run-time formats," stated Microsoft.
"Each key step will be illustrated with code from a Windows 8 SDK sample app such as MarbleMaze or Simple3DGame."
Download Creating a Great Metro Style Game for Windows 8 from the Microsoft Download Center.