Learning XNA 4.0: Game Development For The Pc, Xbox 360, And Windows Phone 7

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

Learning XNA 4.0: Game Development For The Pc, Xbox 360, And Windows Phone 7

by Aaron Reed

O'Reilly Media | December 30, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Not yet rated | write a review

Want to develop games for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7? This hands-on book will get you started with Microsoft''s XNA 4.0 development framework right away -- even if you have no experience developing games. Although XNA includes several key concepts that can be difficult for beginning web developers to grasp,Learning XNA 4.0shortens the learning curve by walking you through the framework in a clear and understandable step-by-step format.

Each chapter offers a self-contained lesson with illustrations and annotated examples, along with exercises and review questions to help you test your understanding and practice new skills as you go. Once you''ve finished this book, you''ll know how to develop your own sophisticated games from start to finish.

  • Learn game development from 2D animation to 3D cameras and effects
  • Delve into high-level shader language (HLSL) and introductory artificial intelligence concepts
  • Build three complete, exciting games using 2D, 3D, and multiplayer techniques
  • Develop for and deploy your games to the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 540 Pages, 6.69 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: December 30, 2010

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1449394620

ISBN - 13: 9781449394622

Found in: Computers

save
37%

In Stock

$27.68

Online Price

$41.95 List Price

or, Used from $9.62

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Learning XNA 4.0: Game Development For The Pc, Xbox 360, And Windows Phone 7

Learning XNA 4.0: Game Development For The Pc, Xbox 360, And Windows Phone 7

by Aaron Reed

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 540 Pages, 6.69 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: December 30, 2010

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1449394620

ISBN - 13: 9781449394622

About the Book

Want to develop games for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7? This hands-on book guides users to Microsoft's XNA 4.0 development framework right away--even if they have no experience developing games.

Table of Contents

DedicationPrefaceChapter 1: What's New in XNA 4.0?Chapter 2: Getting StartedChapter 3: Fun with SpritesChapter 4: User Input and Collision DetectionChapter 5: Applying Some Object-Oriented DesignChapter 6: Sound Effects and AudioChapter 7: Basic Artificial IntelligenceChapter 8: Putting It All TogetherChapter 9: 3D Game DevelopmentChapter 10: 3D ModelsChapter 11: Creating a First-Person CameraChapter 12: 3D Collision Detection and ShootingChapter 13: HLSL BasicsChapter 14: Particle SystemsChapter 15: Wrapping Up Your 3D GameChapter 16: Deploying to the Xbox 360Chapter 17: Developing for Windows Phone 7Chapter 18: Multiplayer GamesAnswers to Quizzes and ExercisesColophon

From the Publisher

Want to develop games for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7? This hands-on book will get you started with Microsoft''s XNA 4.0 development framework right away -- even if you have no experience developing games. Although XNA includes several key concepts that can be difficult for beginning web developers to grasp,Learning XNA 4.0shortens the learning curve by walking you through the framework in a clear and understandable step-by-step format.

Each chapter offers a self-contained lesson with illustrations and annotated examples, along with exercises and review questions to help you test your understanding and practice new skills as you go. Once you''ve finished this book, you''ll know how to develop your own sophisticated games from start to finish.

  • Learn game development from 2D animation to 3D cameras and effects
  • Delve into high-level shader language (HLSL) and introductory artificial intelligence concepts
  • Build three complete, exciting games using 2D, 3D, and multiplayer techniques
  • Develop for and deploy your games to the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7

About the Author

Aaron Reed has extensive software development experience and more importantly, experience in software development education. Since 2004 he has taught courses at Neumont University in .NET, web development and web services, XNA, systems design and architecture, and more.

Aaron''s experience in teaching both DirectX and XNA for several years to university-level students helps him understand what topics are easily understood and which ones need more depth and emphasis. Through experience in the classroom he also has a good understanding of what format and sequence makes the most sense to present the material. This book follows that format and is meant to present game development concepts in the way most efficient and most comprehendible as proven in the classroom.

Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart