AzureGames is a social gaming platform for hosting browser-based games in the cloud. Utilising emerging technologies such as HTML 5 and CSS3, AzureGames provides a responsive and rich cross-browser experience without requiring the installation of additional software. Built using Microsoft technologies including ASP.NET MVC3 and Windows Azure, and modern web technologies such as jQuery, the AzureGames source is available as a community offering as a practical illustration of best practice web development.


Similar to the Azure Toolkit for Social Games, AzureGames provides a platform for the delivery of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript games hosted on Windows Azure. The key difference between the two platforms, is AzureGames illustrates how the delivery of the game content can be dynamically delivered from storage. The goal of AzureGames was to provide the ability to update and add new games without requiring the core solution to be modified.


AzureGames has been built using best practice development techniques and methodology. This includes Microsoft Patterns and Practices offerings such Silk and Cloud Development as well as web technologies such as jQuery, jQuery UI and other JavaScript libraries.

We have stopped using codeplex as our development repository.  This source is available here for the developer community as a resource.

We are continuing to develop the AzureGames site and the latest staging version can be found at: AzureGamesSandpit.

Last edited Jan 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM by Chilberto, version 4