The gaming industry has been through a lot of major changes in recent years, and judging by the way things look right now, it will never cease to capture the interest of many. Especially the industry for mobile gaming is gaining more popularity, and it’s obvious why. Smartphones are becoming more powerful day by day. Furthermore, it’s easy to connect a controller, a monitor, and even a keyboard and a mouse to a phone if you wish for a more comfortable gaming experience.
There seems to have never been a better time to become a game developer than it is now. Instead of spending months or even years learning and mastering a programming language like C++, Java, or Python, there are other ways that will make you save some time, brainpower, and possibly even money. One of them is Microsoft’s new cloud services program.
ID@Azure enters the scene
CNET.com writes about ID@Azure, the new cloud services program in question built by Microsoft. ID@Azure aims to provide new tools for indie developers to create games for PC, Xbox, or cloud. Microsoft revealed the new program during the Game Stack Live event on Tuesday.
Sarah Bond, who is head of game creator experiences and ecosystem, declared:
We’re making it possible for more voices and experiences to be part of our industry.
She added that by using the cloud tools, game developers won’t have to work for a big publisher, as they can build games even from their kitchen table and see how they’re distributed widely.
Bond also said during the press call, as cited by CNET:
It’s been a pretty amazing year for gaming,
We’ve been able to connect people around the world during a time of social isolation… gaming gives you the power to walk in some else’s shoes and have shared empathy.