Beginning XNA 2.0 Game Programming

From Novice to Professional

Authors: Santos Lobao, Alexandre, Evangelista, Bruno, ANTONIO LEAL DEFARIAS, Jose

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  • XNA is rapidly becoming a large and reliable market: early titles in the area are doing well and there is a widespread confidence in the industry that its growth will continue. Microsoft is also providing tools, sponsorship and competition backing in order to encourage and maintain this growth
  • The book provides a large selection of working games and game samples that readers can adapt and tailor to their own purposes as part of the learning process
  • The book is being written by an author team selected and headed by Alexandre Lobão, an experienced author of gaming books who understands this market and the needs of readers entering it for the first time
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Would you like to create your own games, but never have the time to dig into the details of multimedia programming? Now you don't have to! XNA makes it simple to create your own games, which will run on your PC and Xbox 360 console. Even if you don't know how to program at all, Beginning XNA 2.0 Game Programming: From Novice to Professional will teach you the basics of C# 2005 programming along the way. Don't get overwhelmed with details you don't need to know— just learn what you need to start creating your own games right now!

The fast–paced introduction to XNA and the C# language provides professional developers a quick-start guide to creating a commercial product using XNA, as well as offering home enthusiasts or hobbyists everything they need to begin putting together games in their spare time. You'll discover and understand all the key concepts required to create smooth, professional–looking results in a range of gaming genres. Every reader will come away with a firm foundation onto which they can build more advanced ideas.

About the authors

Alexandre Lob o is a passionate man. His first passion was reading, starting with large books Mark Twain, rico Ver ssimo, Jules Verne, Monteiro Lobato, Alexandre Dumas, and others when he was 7. At age 12, he discovered his next two passions: playing and creating games (by that time on his first Apple computer), and writing. Many years later he's about forty now these passions still flourish. Now he's a teacher of academic game development courses, has written four books on the topic, and has participated in Brazilian gamse development contests, both as a contestant and as a judge. He has also written short story books, children's books, and young adult books, and in 2008 he released his first romance, The Name of the Eagle, currently available only in Portuguese. And, of course, he still loves to read, some favorite authors being Ken Follett and Paulo Coelho. His ultimate passions starting in 1995 and still burning are his wife, Wal ria, and his kids, Nat lia and Rafael. Alexandre believes that lives needs passion to be lived entirely, and hopes that this book helps light this passion in readers' hearts. You can find his work at AlexandreLobao.com.

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0512-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-59059-924-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning XNA 2.0 Game Programming
Book Subtitle
From Novice to Professional
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Alexandre Santos Lobao and Bruno Evangelista and Jose ANTONIO LEAL DEFARIAS
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0512-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-924-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
456
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