Alex Thissen

Coding 4 Fun: 8-bit game emulation in .NET

Retro gaming is coming to .NET. Did you know that it is really possible to emulate the game consoles from the eighties and nineties using the .NET Framework and cross-platform? You can use .NET Standard Libraries and MonoGame to develop an emulator to make your childhood computer games come to life on Windows 10, Linux and MacOS. This session will show you how game emulation works, how to program it in C# with Visual Studio 2017 or Visual Studio Code and create apps using MonoGame. With plenty of demos and nostalgia this session is a welcome break even if you do not intend to write an emulator of your own.

Alex Thissen

Cloud buster

Alex is an application development enthusiast since the late nineties and works as an architect, lead developer and mentor at large enterprises and small companies. He spends his time teaching other developers the details of the Microsoft development platform and frameworks, and coaches architects to design and build modern distributed applications at cloud scale. He has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Visual Studio and Development Technologies 15 times. In his spare time Alex likes to participate in all kinds of sport, and loves playing and programming new and retro video games.

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