Strategy of M&Ehttp://area.autodesk.com/Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:13:51 UTCHello World! (and Windows Phone 8 Developers)mstrassman<p>I&rsquo;m excited to have my first blog post on AREA and to use it to discuss Autodesk&rsquo;s recent efforts around the newly released <a href="http://blogs.windows.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/" target="_blank">Windows Phone 8 developer platform</a>. We announced today that <a href="http://gameware.autodesk.com/scaleform/advantage%5d," target="_blank">Autodesk Scaleform</a>, our widely adopted game development tool, will offer Windows Phone 8 compatibility, with our low-priced Mobile SDK coming soon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We&rsquo;re big gamers here at Autodesk and the new features of Windows Phone 8, including seamless Xbox live and SmartGlass integration, have us ready to game on another versatile mobile gaming platform. Developers looking to bring games to the new hardware can count on a familiar workflow and powerful graphical solutions, among other advantages, to create a new generation of games and apps.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The mobile space continues to surprise us daily, and we&rsquo;re also exited to announce that our newly released <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autodesk-starforce-battlement/id563297196?ls=1&amp;mt=8" target="_blank">iPad</a> game, <a href="http://gameware.autodesk.com/projects/starforce" target="_blank">Starforce Battlement</a>, will be coming to the Windows Phone Store later this year. The game is a testament to what can be accomplished with our mobile solutions, with its engrossing intergalactic tower defense experience. The epic planetary battles will take full advantage of the Windows hardware capabilities. To check out the game in action, you can visit our YouTube channel: <a href="http://autode.sk/TAOI4E" target="_blank">http://autode.sk/TAOI4E</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The unique and collaborative community on AREA is another reason to celebrate. From the community&rsquo;s thriving forum discussions, tips and tricks and everything in between, the new development community will have all the tools available to bring the next exciting mobile experience to gamers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is one of the many mobile initiatives we hope to announce this year. Keep an eye on AREA and our social media channels for the latest news.</p> <p>Mark Strassman<br />VP, Media &amp; Entertainment<br />Strategy and Marketing</p>Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:28:12 UTChttp://area.autodesk.com/blogs/mstrassman/hello-world-and-windows-phone-8-developers1