New SunBurn 2.1 Update: Develop on Windows Phone 8!

Hello SunBurn community!

Today we released the SunBurn Game Engine 2.1.8 update, which includes a number of enhancements, fixes, and complete support for developing games and apps on Windows Phone 8!


Windows Phone 8

SunBurn's new Windows Phone 8 support includes all core game engine features (such as rendering, physics, components, scenes, materials, ..., and much more).

Unlike the older Wp7 support - the new Wp8 includes SunBurn's full material system and Advanced Static Lighting! :)


Like before you can develop on both the Wp8 device and / or the emulator, and can deploy to / debug either one using the same (single) Wp8 project.

Toggling between the device and emulator is a snap - just change Visual Studio's target platform in the Configuration Manager: ARM for the device, x86 for the emulator.


SunBurn Developer Hub

We've also enhanced the SunBurn Developer Hub.  Along with options for adding Windows Phone 8 to your projects, the hub also generates much tighter and cleaner Visual Studio solutions.

Now the Visual Studio configuration manager:

  • Only shows platforms relevant to the solution
  • Correctly determines the build / deploy options for each library in the solution


Much, Much More!

We've added a ton of other enhancements, fixes, and tweaks to the release - two enhancements worth mentioning are:

  • Support for relative file paths in content databases
  • More thorough reference removal on Unload(), allowing the .Net GC to free more memory

If you're a SunBurn developer head over to the Downloads section for the latest goodies.  And if you're not, get started now - become a SunBurn developer today!

Have questions, thoughts, or comments?  Let us know!

-John Kabus

 
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Posted 08-21-2013 2:21 AM by JohnK "bobthecbuilder"

Comments

trekker wrote re: New SunBurn 2.1 Update: Develop on Windows Phone 8!
on 08-21-2013 12:24 PM

This is great news!!!

Darkside wrote re: New SunBurn 2.1 Update: Develop on Windows Phone 8!
on 08-21-2013 1:05 PM

Awesome stufs John. Can see the platforms rolling quickly of the production line

Next stop Android / iOS?

CopperCircle wrote re: New SunBurn 2.1 Update: Develop on Windows Phone 8!
on 08-24-2013 3:17 AM

Great News :)

holophone3d wrote re: New SunBurn 2.1 Update: Develop on Windows Phone 8!
on 09-07-2013 6:40 PM

Wow.  Can't wait to get stuck in... now just to find the time...

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