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
- Delve into high-level shader language (HLSL) and introductory
artificial intelligence concepts
- Build three complete, exciting games using 2D, 3D, and
- Develop for and deploy your games to the Xbox 360 and Windows
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,
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.
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.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: December 27, 2010
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1449394620
ISBN - 13: 9781449394622