First published on MSDN on Apr 30, 2015


We are very excited about the enthusiastic response to our new Break Into Code contest with hundreds of students around the world registering within the first week! Many of you couldn’t get through the tutorial fast enough, wanting to get your hands on the code and to start re-inventing the game as quickly as possible. Or maybe this was the first time you had ever coded and you stepped through the tutorial slowly and deliberately, learning as much as possible from each step of game creation. We are certain that you have incredible ideas on where to take the game, but there are no tutorials that could possibly match what your imagination holds. How can you take your code to the next level?

Coding is just like learning any new language, you have to understand the basics first. The tutorial most likely helped you along the way, but what you really need is something that you can go back to. TouchDevelop has great documentation that you can consider your coding manual. But for those breaking into code for the first time, we created something just for you – our Break Into Code - Coding++ guide !

Dig in and take a look, figure out which code pieces fit for the different customizations you have in mind. Make some changes, take the game for a spin and see if you like it! Let your friends and family play the game and make sure that everything works. Don’t worry about breaking anything, remember that you can always go back to a previous version. Unleash your imagination, bring your game to the next level, and register for Break Into Code - we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!