Microsoft® MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in XNA/DirectX for Year 2012-2013.


Few weeks ago I got an email from Microsoft saying that I have been Re-awarded Microsoft XNA/DirectX MVP title for Year 2012.

It was really memorable moment for me. And proud to be a Microsoft MVP for this year.

There are now total 40 MVPs for XNA/DirectX.

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx?product=1&competency=XNA%2fDirectX

About MVP Program.

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/aboutmvp

My MVP Profile.

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Uditha

Official SEA MVP blog.

http://seamvpblogaholic.wordpress.com/

Celebrating 4 Years for my blog uditha.wordpress.com.


I had started my blog in January 2008.As of now it had reached over 100,000 hits within 4 Years. That is average of 68 visitors per day. I `m hoping to have even more visitors in 2012.

My First Blog post –

https://uditha.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/sri-lanka-s-first-game-programming-learning/

XNA Video Series Part 3.


I had created this XNA Video series for beginners to learn XNA Game development.

This is the part 3 of the XNA Video Series.

Microsoft Gaming platforms.

NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2011, INDIA [Event Update].


November 11th and 12th I attended to NASSCOM Game Developer Conference 2011 held in Pune ,INDIA .

1st day of the conference I did a Windows Phone 7 XNA Game Development session.

Topic- Next-Gen Games on Microsoft Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft XNA Game Studio provides rich tool set to create games for Windows Phone 7 devices. With the new Silverlight integration developers can create UI far more easily than the traditional way. This session outlines how to use XNA API for develop 2d and 3d games.

http://ngdc.nasscom.in/speaker.php

 

Around 700 people came to the Conference . Including lectures, Game Developers and students.

Event Agenda.

https://uditha.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/nasscom-game-developer-conference-2011-india/

Also I got a chance to meet Mr. Yasuhiro Fukushima, Chairman, Square Enix -Japan Creator of The FInal Fantasy.

And met Mr. Lan Livingstone Creator of the ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Hitman’.

Microsoft India had showcase Windows Phone 7 at the Game exhibition area.

XNA Article in Sinhala Language.


My first XNA Article in Sinhala Language now available on Microsoft TechNet wiki.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4238.aspx

Microsoft® MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in XNA/DirectX for Year 2011-2012.


  Yesterday I got an email from Microsoft saying that I have been Re-awarded Microsoft XNA/DirectX MVP title for Year 2011.

It was really memorable moment for me. And proud to be a Microsoft MVP for this year.

There are now total 41 MVPs for XNA/DirectX.

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx?product=1&competency=XNA%2fDirectX

About MVP Program.

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/aboutmvp

My MVP Profile.

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Uditha

Official SEA MVP blog.

http://seamvpblogaholic.wordpress.com/

Celebrating 3 Years for my blog uditha.wordpress.com.


I had started my blog in January 2008.As of now it had reached over 72,000 hits within 3 Years. That is average of 65 visitors per day. I `m hoping to have even more visitors in 2011.

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My First Blog post –

https://uditha.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/sri-lanka-s-first-game-programming-learning/

Future Minds 2010.


Future Minds exhibition is one of the leading education exhibitions in Sri Lanka. This year also I was participating to future minds event as an exhibitor in the Academy of multimedia design and technology stall.

http://www.amdt.izearts.com/

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We had shown course details of our new Advance diploma program. It’s a 2 year advanced diploma in Game design and development. This was the First time in        Sri Lanka to launch 2 year program in Game design and development. Lots of students and people form the industry interested in this course.

And we had also showcased few XBOX360 games in the exhibition. Games like Dirt 2, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Forza Motorsport 3, Halo3 and Guitar Hero World Tour among them.

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Details of the Sri Lanka`s First 2 Year Advanced Diploma in Game Design and development.

For more details visit- http://www.futureminds.lk/

E3 2010 Highlight.


This year at E3 Expo Microsoft announces upcoming games for the Project Natal (Kinect) platform.

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Games for Kinect.

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Kinectimals

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Star Wars Kinect (tentative title)

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Forza Motorsport Preview

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Dance Central

Child of Eden

Kinect Joy Ride

Kinect Sports

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved

Kinect Adventures

Motion Sports

EA Sports Active 2.0

Sonic Freeriders

 

Other XBOX360 Games.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

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Gears of War 3.

Halo Reach.

Fable 3.

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ESPN for XBOX Live.

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And finally they announced the new XBOX 360.

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KINECT for Xbox 360 releasing to the market on 4th of November 2010

Also EA ,Ubisoft ,Sony and Nintendo had similar conferences and stalls. They had showcased upcoming games for 2010.

Following are the Links to those Press Conferences including Microsoft.

Microsoft Press Conference

EA Press Conference

Ubisoft Press Conference

Sony Press Conference

Nintendo Press Conference

Image Courtesy- Gamespot.

Games Convention Asia 2009 Event update.


Games Convention Asia 2009 was held at the Suntec Convention Center,Singapore from  17-20th September.We are from GTS (Gamos Technology Solution) attended as an exhibitor in this years convention.
We had our stall in the Business Center of the Exhibition.
And we had showcase some of the Games that we had developed.

Saradiyel Demo                      – PC / XBOX360
http://saradiel.com/

Colombo Ride 2.0                   -Mobile
http://www.games.lk/

Aba Hatana                             -Mobile
http://www.abahatana.lk/

WTC Challange Demo         -PC

http://www.gamestudios.lk/

 

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GCA had three main parts.Conference ,Business Center and a Public exhibition.
Conference include first ever DICE summit Asia.And also sessions from
other industry experts.

http://www.lmi-asia.com/gca/2009/schedule/

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Business Center and Public exhibition had stalls from various game companies.
Business center more forces on the business audience and the Public exhibition
forces on the gamers.

2009 Exhibitors.
http://www.gc-asia.sg/index.php?session=e6d30171fa714c43ce8a583daa08b750&page=811

 

EA and Microsoft stalls are really highlighted in the public exhibition.

EA games showcase at the Exhibition

Need For Speed Shift
Need For Speed Nitro
FIFA 10
Beatles Rock Band
EA Sports Active

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Microsoft Games showcase at the Exhibition

Halo 3:ODST
Forza Motorsport 3
Shadow Complex
Mini Ninjas

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Cosplay at GCA

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So it was grate opportunity to showcase Sri Lanken made Games to the international
games exhibition.
And i`m really proud to be a part of that as a Lead Game developer.