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Beginning XNA 3.0 Game Programming - From Novice to Professional

Beginning XNA 3.0 Game Programming - From Novice to Professional

of: Bruno Evangelista, Alexandre Santos Lobao, Riemer Grootjans, Jose ANTONIO LEAL DEFARIAS

Apress, 2009

ISBN: 9781430218180 , 448 Pages

Format: PDF, Read online

Copy protection: DRM

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Price: 35,69 EUR



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Beginning XNA 3.0 Game Programming - From Novice to Professional


 

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 3.0 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 3.0 Game Programming: From Novice to Professional 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!
This fast-paced introduction to XNA 3.0 and the C# language provides you with a quick-start guide to creating high-quality XNA games. You'll be introduced to the key concepts and ideas you need to know in a gradual fashion so that you master one concept before using it as a foundation for the next. Before long, you will have the skills to create smooth, professional-looking results in a range of gaming genres. By the end of the book, you will have constructed several working games and have an excellent knowledge base from which to investigate more advanced techniques.


Bruno Evangelista is a lead programmer at Tectoy Digital (TTD.com). Previously, he was a graphics programmer at Ilusis (Ilusis.com) and a software engineer at Olympya (Olympya.com). As an XNA developer, Bruno was a finalist in the first and second Microsoft XNA Challenge Brazil. He also maintains an open source skeletal animation library for XNA, named XNAnimation (Codeplex.com/xnanimation). Besides his professional experience, Bruno had hosted some talks and courses about game development at conferences, including SIBGRAPI, SBGAMES and Microsoft Gamefest (Brazil). Bruno received bachelor's degree in computer science from Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, and is a master's student in computer science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He lives in the beautiful city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. His works can be found at BrunoEvangelista.com.