So you have read all my stuff, gone through all my things and now you want to also know about me?

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Simon Jackson

I’m a long time community developer focusing on all things XNA / Windows Phone / Windows 8 / Windows 10 and beyond as will as being proficient in most of the game development engine’s out there including Unity / Scratch and Unreal, and most of the common 2D/3D tools used in game creation. I don't stop there however, as I also keep looking to expand my horizons with any new/old tech out there.

I’m also a UK based XBOX MVP, as well as a Global Microsoft MVP in the area of Game Development and Mixed Reality. I am always looking to help game developers through the ID@Xbox program and get their titles on all of Microsoft’s platforms, as well as help and encourage them to be as successful as possible.  Whether you want Microsoft as your publisher direct through ID, or want to go the indie route through the Xbox Creators Program, I do what I can to help others be successful.

I recently found my dream job at xRealityLabs, truly researching and developing the future of human/digital interaction and collaboration.

(I really should keep this bit up to date)

Now that my books are both published (and doing well), I’ve been writing more articles and working on the awesome open source UI Extensions project which is chock full of community written UI controls for the new Unity UI framework.
I have also been working with the MonoGame team with lots of blog posts appearing from both of these activities.
I was also formerly admin of the XNAUK group (and still try to keep the XNA dream alive) as well as Master Chief of my own little game studio, ZenithMoon Studios

Simon (Darkside) Jackson


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