App Madness!!!!!!!

It’s time for App Madnessssss!

App Madness is a local facet of the Windows 8 App Challenge.

In order to take part in the challenge, build an app of your design to be featured in the Windows Store. You will receive $50 after the successful submission of your app and another $50 after reaching 100 downloads!  To get started with the challenge… Continue reading

BAM! Best App A Month!!!


Greetings fellow gamers and developers! Microsoft is sponsoring a monthly contest for app development; and if you happen to have the “Best App a Month”, you can win a brand new Dell Venue Pro Windows 8 Tablet.

There are four different giveaways – each taking place at the end of the following months: March, April, May, and June. Each month the number one app developer will win the Tablet. Continue reading


I am going to start a series for the NCSU Video Game Development Club and their progress on their game, “Tower Defense” (official name tbd).

I have a particular interest in the VGDC, since I had actually founded the club almost 6 years ago when I was a student at NCSU.  I found their current website and Facebook page, looked up their hours, and decided to stop by. I was thrilled to discover that it is still going strong when I arrived for a visit this past Thursday.  When I arrived Continue reading

Welcome to

Welcome to!
My name is David Crook – I am a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft.  This site is dedicated to indie developers in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, where I am responsible for promoting the development of apps and video games.  This site will be used to inform readers about the various game clubs/user groups, competitions, programs, educational materials and other relevant events along the East Coast.
If you would like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to  to contact me (info on my Contact page).  I am currently working with the NCSU Video Game Development Club, UVA Hack-a-Thon, Virginia Tech Hack-a-Thon and the East Coast Game Conference.  Please check out those sections of the site as they come online.

Of course I have to share this awesome picture I found online….