| About The BookTeach yourself how to program—and bring your game ideas to life! |
Now you can build your own games for Windows, Xbox 360, and Zune—as you learn the underlying skills and concepts for computer programming. Use this hands-on guide to dive straight into your first project—adding new tools and tricks to your arsenal as you go. No experience required!
Teach yourself how to program—and bring your game ideas to life!
Learn XNA and C# fundamentals—and extend the challenge with each chapter
Write code to create and control game behavior
Build your game’s display—colors, graphics, text, lighting, 3-D effects
Capture and cue sounds
Process input from gamepads and keyboards
Add excitement to gameplay with timers, scoring, and survival
Create multiplayer features
Tweak existing games—and invent totally new ones