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Build your games like a wizard!

Game development takes extraordinary skills, creativity and dedication to build those games that amaze thousands or even millions of players. To help you be as effective as possible, Microsoft provides you with free tools, cloud and training. Check out Visual Studio 2015 for the best developer experience and access free cloud services to host your game assets or leaderboard at Internet scale. It’s all here for you!


The best tools you can get!

Game developers build the apps that hundreds of millions of users play every day across a wide variety of devices, from Xbox and Windows to iOS, Android, and the Web. For many years now, it’s been great to see Visual Studio be one of the industry’s most popular tools for game development, used by big game studios and indie developers alike.

Visual Studio Community 2015 is the latest edition that enables you to unleash the full power of Visual Studio, no matter if you’re using Unity, Unreal Engine, Cocos2d or other game development middleware. And you can get it for free!

Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0 Preview


Host your game leaderboard in the Azure cloud

A key feature of highly successful and addictive games is to have a leaderboard where players can compare their score against others. With potentially hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of players, you need a scalable and flexible solution to host this leaderboard.


Learn something new!

Check out the link below to explore the range of Game Development Courses we have to offer on the Microsoft Virtual Academy.