Building XNA 2.0 Games

A Practical Guide for Independent Game Development

Authors: Sedlak, John, Silva, James

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  • XNA is a Microsoft software framework that game developers use to create commercial games for the Xbox hardware, and other hardware that supports XNA. XNA 2.0 is an exploding technology, and on the verge of a large consumer breakout
  • Microsoft has devoted an increasing amount of resources to expand the XNA Community. Not only does XNA appeal to game developers, but many “rank and file” developers are showing more interest in XNA as well
  • The author, James Silva, won a prestigious Microsoft XNA gaming competition (the Microsoft Dream Build Play competition): the book walks the reader through the process he took in creating the award-winning XNA game
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Building XNA 2.0 Games: A Practical Guide for Independent Game Development is written by James Silva, who recently won the prestigious Microsoft Dream Build Play game competition with his award–winning game, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai.

Building XNA 2.0 Games: A Practical Guide for Independent Game Development is an in–depth and exclusive look into the entire XNA game development process and includes the creation of a software game masterpiece. James Silva guides you through the process he took to build his award–winning title, from concept to reality. He reveals tips and techniques for creating a polished, high–quality game with very few resources, while bridging the gap between coding and art.

This title shows software developers the following:

  • The creation of a polished game from start to finish
  • Design philosophies
  • Next–gen 2D graphics, including shaders
  • Techniques for fast, fluid game play
  • XACT Audio and XInput
  • Eye–catching particle effects for visual stimulation

The book is packed full of code, pictures, and valuable insights into XNA game development.

About the authors

John Sedlak is a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" for his work in the XNA/DirectX community and has created numerous games since first learning Visual Basic 5. Through the development of these games he became to know and love both the .NET and XNA frameworks for empowering programmers to realize their ideas quickly.

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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0980-5
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  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0979-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building XNA 2.0 Games
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide for Independent Game Development
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
John Sedlak and James Silva
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0980-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0980-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-0979-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
450
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