Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 11th and 12th 2014

Tobiah Zarlez

About Tobiah
Hi, I’m Tobiah. I’m an independent game developer from the SF Bay Area. Right after college, I started a company called “Yobonja” with a couple of friends. We made dozens of games, and eventually had a hit with “Blast Monkeys”. We were the number one app on Android for 6+ months. I stopped tracking downloads in 2012 after we passed 12 million, and people still play it and its sequel today. In 2013 I started working for Microsoft as a Game Evangelist. My job is to talk to developers, teach them what I know, and help them make better games and successful companies succeed.
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Speaking Sessions

  • Proximity API for Windows Phone

    1:45 PM Saturday   Room: 4202
    Learn how to make your Windows Phone devices talk to each other! In this session we will use the Proximity API for Windows Phone to establish a connection with peer apps within wireless range using WiFi or Bluetooth. The user will connect either by browsing for nearby devices, or by tapping using NFC.

  • Business of App Development

    3:30 PM Saturday   Room: 4201
    What do you need to know to make a successful mobile game company? It's the number one question asked to Tobiah Marks, most known for "Blast Monkeys" a physics based puzzle game that was the #1 app on Android. You already know you need to think about things like monetization, but did you know file size can be an even more important factor? Tobiah will explain his philosophy on how to out maneuver your competition using real world examples. His advice can be applied to app development on all platforms.