Building Awesome 8-bit Adventure Games with Microsoft Bot Framework v4 by Sander Molenkamp and Edwin van Wijk

10 januari 2019


When?
Thursday 10th of Januari 2019

Building Awesome 8-bit Adventure Games with Microsoft Bot Framework v4 by Sander Molenkamp and Edwin van Wijk

The Microsoft Bot Framework helps you create intelligent bots to naturally interact with your users over various channels, such as websites, Cortana and Skype. But you can create even more interesting scenarios!

Being big fans of both bots and classic 8-bit point-and-click adventure games, we wanted to see if we could build such a game using the Microsoft Bot Framework. After all, the mechanics of classic adventure games are very much like interacting with a bot. This is especially true for the earlier text-based adventure games. The result is our Game-a-Tron 3000(tm) game engine which uses various Bot Framework 

features in combination with an HTML5 client to recreate the look and feel of the golden-era adventure games such as Monkey Island.

We will show how the game engine was created, how the games can be played through different channels, and how we created a better user experience by adding LUIS for language understanding. You will learn how you can utilize the Bot Framework for your own scenarios while feeling nostalgic for the good old days when games came on floppy disks and graphics were more pixelated!.

About Sander Molenkamp

Sander Molenkamp

Sander Molenkamp is Cloud Solution Architect at Info Support. He has been helping customers designing and developing solutions using Microsoft technology since 1999 and has a passion for cloud native architectures. Hes a Microsoft Azure MVP and co-organizer of the Dutch Azure Meetup. At Info Support, Sander is a Microsoft Competence Center lead, where amongst other things he enjoys hosting the dotnetFlix podcast. 

About Edwin van Wijk

Edwin van Wijk

I've been working in IT since 1999 and I'm currently working as Principal Software Architect and Microsoft Competence Center lead at Info Support in The Netherlands. 

I'm a Microsoft MVP in the Developer Technologies category. 

My primary areas of expertise are: building distributed systems, systems integration, (web-scale) software architecture and patterns, software craftsmanship, .NET (Core) development, Azure and devops. I like sharing my knowledge about these subjects by publishing videos and speaking on events.

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The host of the night is Senet!

The address: DGestelsestraat 258 5654 AM Eindhoven.


Schedule

  • 17:30 - 18:30 Walk-in and dinner
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Session 
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Drinks and socializing

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