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Antonio Leal de Farias

Jos� Antonio Leal de Farias has been a games programmer since he acquired his first computer in 1985, when he tried to draw aliens on an 80x25 pixel screen. After obtaining a degree in computer science, he established one of the first game companies in Brazil in 1997, called Hardcode Entertainment. He has worked on many diverse gaming projects in Europe and the U.S. In 2004, he received the "Most Valuable Professional" award from Microsoft for his contributions to the Brazilian coding community. In 2006, he established the Sharp Games community, devoted to studying and spreading advice about the XNA platform. You can find the portal for Sharp Games at SharpGames.net.

Antonio Leal de Farias' Books

Beginning XNA 3.0 Game Programming

Beginning XNA 3.0 Game Programming

  • Publication Date: April 26, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1817-3

Even if you don't know how to program at all, Beginning XNA 3.0 Game Programming: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition will teach you the basics of C# 2008 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! Learn More …

Beginning XNA 2.0 Game Programming

Beginning XNA 2.0 Game Programming

  • Publication Date: April 28, 2008
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-924-2

Create your own games for the Xbox 360 and Windows PC! Learn the basics of C# 2005 programming from game development experts and start coding your own homebrewed games using XNA. Learn More …