Episode 14: New ways to drive player engagement and retention on Xbox One and Windows 10

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Join us as we explore the new dashboard update on the Xbox One and look at various ways that you as a developer can help drive increased player engagement and retention with your games on Xbox One and Windows 10.

[00:50] - Learn All About Game Hubs on Xbox One
[01:25] - What is a Game Hub?
[03:00] - How can leverage the game hubs to drive engagement?
[05:31] - How to set-up your game hub
[05:58] - Best Practices on using the game hub
[07:21] - The Xbox App on Windows 10
[08:33] - The Game Bar on Windows 10
[11:35] - Key features including the activity feed, friends and rich presence
[22:17] - Best practices on how to leverage the Xbox App
[24:29] - Title Callable UI (TCUI) on Windows 10 for common Xbox Live activities
[28:15] - Leveraging Achievements and Challenges to drive engagement
[29:07] - New ways Achievements and Challenges appear in the new Xbox Dashboard
[30:06] - Best Practices when designing your achievements and challenges
[33:40] - Adding additional achievements and challenges post launch
[36:35] - Pacing your achievements

 Looking to add Xbox Live and Achievements to your game on Windows 10 or wanting to make a game for Xbox One? Sign-up at ID@Xbox.

Interested in getting started making games for Windows 10? Visit the Microsoft Development Center.

 Level Up is a show devoted to game development. Each show dives deep into the topics that game devs care about.  We would love to hear from you with feedback or suggestions for what you would like to see on the show, or just tell us about the projects you are working on. Write us at LevelUp@microsoft.com

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