| About The BookGet started creating your own games—no programming experience required! |
Create your own games for Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, or your Windows-based PC—as you learn the underlying concepts and skills for computer programming. No experience required! Use this guide to teach yourself the fundamentals of XNA and C# programming hands-on, diving straight into your first project. And add new tools and tricks to your arsenal as you go! Teach yourself how to program—and bring your game ideas to lifeWrite code to create and control game behavior Design the display—graphics, fonts, color, lighting, 3D effectsBuild game objects, or spritesCapture and cue soundsProcess input from gamepads and keyboardsWork with the touch panel and accelerometer in Windows PhoneAdd timers, scoring, survival, and progression Create multiplayer and networked games. Plus, get code samples on the Web. About XNA Game Studio: XNA Game Studio is a toolkit of prebuilt components you use with Microsoft Visual C#® to create games for Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, and your PC. To download the free tools, or subscribe to App Hub, where you can submit games to the Windows Phone Marketplace and Xbox LIVE marketplace, visit: http://create.msdn.com. About C#: C# is a simple and widely used programming language. By the end of this book, you’ll know how to write code with Visual C# 2010 Express Edition for your first games and programs.