The project I’ve been working on recently finally shipped: Visual Studio Achievements.

It’s been great to see the reaction to it, including posts in Wired, Ars Technica, Life Hacker, BoingBoing, Gamasutra and more. It also sparked quite a discussion in Reddit and Slashdot. Here’s a list of all the buzz that the project has generated:

Microsoft Crossbreeds Programming Kit with Fantasy Game

Caleb Garling/Wired

January 24, 2012

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/01/visual-studio-achievements/

Coders, Motivate Yourself with Achievements

Logan Booker/Lifehacker Australia

January 21, 2012

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/01/coders-motivate-yourself-with-achievements-for-visual-studio/

Microsoft Keeps It Old-School with a Pricey Text Adventure Game, Visual Studio 2010

Peter Bright/Ars Technica

January 20, 2012

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2012/01/microsoft-pimps-it-old-school-with-a-pricey-text-adventure-game.ars

Microsoft Text Adventure Game!

Rob Beschizza/BoingBoing

January 20, 2012

http://boingboing.net/2012/01/20/microsoft-text-adventure-game.html

Microsoft Turns Coding Into a game with New Visual Studio Plug-In

Matt Williams/Games.on.net

January 20, 2012

http://games.on.net/article/14709/Microsoft_Turns_Coding_into_a_Game_with_New_Visual_Studio_Plug-In

Microsoft to Make Programming Fun

David Stellmack/Fudzilla

January 20, 2012

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php/home/item/25641-microsoft-to-make-programing-fun

Microsoft Corporation Adding Visual Studio

Rachael Brunelli/eMoneyDaily

January 20, 2012

http://www.emoneydaily.com/microsoft-corporation-nasdaqmsft-adding-visual-studio/69822708/

Microsoft Gamifies Visual Studio with Achievements

Mike Rose/Gamasutra

January 19, 2012

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/39717/Microsoft_gamifies_Visual_Studio_with_achievements.php

Microsoft Now Has Achievements for… Developers

Luke Plunkett/Kotaku

January 19, 2012

http://kotaku.com/5877391/microsoft-now-has-achievements-fordevelopers

Visual Studio Gets Achievements

Chris Duckett/TechRepublic

January 18, 2012

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/australia/visual-studio-gets-achievements/572

Microsoft Adds Achievements to Visual Studio Software

Tom Bramwell/EuroGamer.net

January 19, 2012

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-01-19-microsoft-adds-achievements-to-visual-studio-software

Microsoft Adds Developer Achievements to Visual Studio

Nathan Brown/Edge

January 19, 2012

http://www.edge-online.com/news/microsoft-adds-developer-achievements-visual-studio

Visual Studio Achievements Program

Sue Gee/I Programmer

January 19, 2012

http://www.i-programmer.info/news/99-professional/3635-visual-studio-achievements-program.html

Microsoft Brings Achievements to Visual Studio

Earnest “Nex” Cavalli/ Escapist Magazine

January 19, 2012

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/115354-Microsoft-Brings-Achievements-To-Visual-Studio

Achievement Unlocked: Microsoft Gamifies Development

Craig Chapple/Develop

January 19, 2012

http://www.develop-online.net/news/39534/Achievement-unlocked-Microsoft-gamifies-development

Microsoft Adds Visual Studio Achievements for Developers

Laurentiu Stan/Social Barrel

January 19, 2012

http://socialbarrel.com/microsoft-adds-visual-studio-achievements-for-developers/30728/

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Achievements Beta, A Pat on the Back for Dev

Ron/Winbeta

January 19, 2012

http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-announces-visual-studio-achievements-beta-pat-back-devs

Visual Studio Achievements Program Brings Gamification to Development

Staff Writer/The Financial

January 19, 2012

http://finchannel.com/Main_News/Tech/102006_Visual_Studio_Achievements_Program_Brings_Gamification_to_Development/

Visual Studio Adds Game Mechanic to Keep Devs Engaged

Jason Cartwright/TechAU

January 19, 2012

http://www.techau.tv/blog/visual-studio-adds-game-mechanic-to-keep-devs-engaged/

Microsoft Introduces Xbox-like Achievements for Developers

Tom Warren/The Verge

January 18, 2012

http://www.theverge.com/microsoft/2012/1/18/2716215/xbox-achievements-badges-visual-studio-developers-gamification

The Coding Game: Microsoft’s Visual Studio Gets Badges, Achievements and Leaderboard

Todd Bishop/GeekWire

January 18, 2012

http://www.geekwire.com/2012/coding-fun-microsofts-visual-studio-badges-leaderboard

Channel9’s Visual Studio Achievements Now Available

Long Zheng/istartedsomething

January 18, 2012

http://www.istartedsomething.com/20120119/channel9s-visual-studio-achievements-now-available/

Microsoft Visual Studio Brings Gamification to App Development

Chris Burns/Slashgear

January 18, 2012

http://www.slashgear.com/microsoft-visual-studio-brings-gamification-to-app-development-18209774/

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Achievements Beta

Pradeep Viswav/WMPoweruser

January 18, 2012

http://wmpoweruser.com/microsoft-announces-visual-studio-achievements-beta/

Microsoft Adds Achievements for Developers

Justin Rubio/IGN

January 18, 2012

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/01/18/microsoft-adds-achievements-for-developers

Achievement Unlocked… For Developers

Paul Thurrott/Supersite for Windows

January 18, 2012

http://www.winsupersite.com/blog/supersite-blog-39/developer/achievement-unlocked-developers-141940

Microsoft Announces ‘Visual Studio Achievements’ for Developers

Simon LR/Techie Buzz

January 18, 2012

http://techie-buzz.com/microsoft/microsoft-announces-visual-studio-achievements-for-developers.html

Visual Studio Achievements, Now a Reality!

Rudi/While True Blog

January 18, 2012

http://blog.whiletrue.com/2012/01/visual-studio-achievements-now-a-reality/

Visual Studio Achievements Program Brings Gamification to Development

Staff Writer/Adafruit Industries Blog

January 18, 2012

http://www.adafruit.com/blog/2012/01/18/visual-studio-achievements-program-brings-gamification-to-development/

Visual Studio Achievements – The Beta Goes Live!

Alvin Ashcraft/Alvin Ashcraft’s Morning Dew

January 18, 2012

http://www.alvinashcraft.com/2012/01/18/visual-studio-achievements-the-beta-goes-live/

Visual Studio Achievements – Remember Kids They’re Just for Fun

Bill Simser/Fear and Loathing

January 18, 2012

http://weblogs.asp.net/bsimser/archive/2012/01/18/visual-studio-achievements-they-re-just-for-fun.aspx

Don’t Brag About Your Visual Studio Achievements! (Yet?)

Maarten Balliauw/Maarten Balliauw {blog}

January 18, 2012

http://blog.maartenballiauw.be/post/2012/01/18/Don%E2%80%99t-brag-about-your-Visual-Studio-achievements!-%28yet%29.aspx