You would need windows 10 to develop and debug the application. If you do not have windows 10 yet, go and download evaluation version of windows and install it in a VM. Microsoft is also providing evaluation version of readymade VMs supporting various technologies such as VMWare, HyperV, Parallels etc which comes pre-loaded with development tools such as Visual Studio 2017 Community edition which you can try for evaluation.
Open Visual Studio
Go to New -> Project
On next step it will ask for target and minimum platform version for your app. Keep it to default value and click ok.
On next step you will see a blank project created with default folders and files.
Import your game assets into the project by right clicking the Solution Explorer on right hand side and choose all files you want to import. You can copy your html code as it is in the index.html file in Visual Studio solution. Hit F5 and see the magic. We have our Phaser game up and running as windows 10 app which can be published to windows store for distribution. We will look at publishing requirements in the next article.
Till then happy coding…