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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This book is an excellent tutorial of XNA and gives clear examples and covers concepts which will remain valid in game development forever. Tim Heath rated it really liked it Jun 28, XNA Game Studio 4. Solid introduction to XNA.

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Don’t have a Kindle? Read 4. Read less. You should have a basic understanding of programming before reading this book. The games you make are simple, but I think it is best to start simple.


Todd Maloy rated it really liked it Jul 21, I’m a professional software developer not game-related though with a lot of experience in Cand toy with game programming as a hobby. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: James Sprinkle rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Jeffrey Hamlin rated it really liked it Aug 13, There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Several times the author mentions something along the lines of “it’s not critical if you don’t understand how this math works” which I don’t entirely agree with.

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Learn game development from 2D animation to 3D cameras and effects Delve into high-level shader language HLSL and introductory artificial intelligence concepts Build three complete, exciting games using 2D, 3D, and multiplayer techniques Develop for and deploy your games to the Xbox and Windows Phone 7.

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.

My only real gripe is that it skips on the math and not enough emphasis is placed on the fact that 3D games are ALL math; there’s no way around this.

The authors sense of humor shows occasionally but with good taste and only to offer added emphasis to points made. Paperbackpages. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Kresten Elleby rated it really liked it Jul 13, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I’ve grabbed some other books in the past but none got me excited about finally sitting down and working on a game like this one did.


A multiplayer chapter follows with a focus on split-screen and network game development. Herbert Joseph rated it it was amazing Sep 03, English Choose a language for shopping. May 19, Michael Hagar rated it really liked it. If you move to a different API later this book will have prepared you with a good foundation. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Buy the selected items together This item: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Jeff Bolduan rated it liked it Jul 13, Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. About the Author Aaron Reed has extensive software development experience and more importantly, experience in software development education. The WP7 chapter is a bit superficial, but will get you learinng in mobile development.

Want to Read saving…. It never goes into too much theory, leaving most of the underlying math to other books that are entirely dedicated to math topics suited to games.

I bought this book for three reasons. Want to develop games for Xbox and Windows Phone 7?