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|Session Name:||Conquering the Galaxy with Phones and Tablets: Galactic Reign Postmortem (Presented by Microsoft Studios)|
|Company Name(s):||Microsoft Studios|
|Track / Format:||Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit|
|Overview:||Galactic Reign is a turn-based space strategy game for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices, that allows players to battle opponents while moving seamlessly between their phone, tablet, laptop and desktop PC, all accompanied by gorgeous cloud-rendered visuals. This session will cover the main moving parts "under-the-hood", with a focus on the team's technology choices for simultaneous development on both Windows Phone and Windows 8 clients, as well as a brief look at how we took advantage of Windows Azure and other cloud technologies to build our service. We'll cover highlights, lowlights, pitfalls to avoid, and thoughts for the future.|