Microsoft® XNA® Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!

Microsoft® XNA® Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!
Published:January 15, 2011Language:English
Author:Rob MilesTechnology:Microsoft Visual C#
Length:464 PagesISBN 13:9780735651579

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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 life
  • Write code to create and control game behavior
  • Design the display—graphics, fonts, color, lighting, 3D effects
  • Build game objects, or sprites
  • Capture and cue sounds
  • Process input from gamepads and keyboards
  • Work with the touch panel and accelerometer in Windows Phone
  • Add 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.
  • About Rob MilesRob Miles has been teaching computer programming for 25+ years. An expert on Visual C# and XNA, and a Microsoft MVP for Windows Phone Development, Rob enjoys inspiring both new and experienced programmers. In addition to writing his own games and apps, and teaching at the university level, Rob has consulted on a wide range of commercial software projects.
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