Get Started Fast with XNA Game Studio 4.0-and Build Great Games for
Both Windows (R) Phone 7 and Xbox 360 (R) This is the industry's
best reference and tutorial for all aspects of XNA Game Studio 4.0
programming on all supported platforms, from Xbox 360 to Windows
Phone 7 and Windows PCs. The only game development book authored by
Microsoft XNA development team members, it offers deep insider
insights you won't get anywhere else-including thorough coverage of
new Windows Phone APIs for mobile game development. You'll quickly
build simple games and get comfortable with Microsoft's powerful
XNA Game Studio 4.0 toolset. Next, you'll drill down into every
area of XNA, including graphics, input, audio, video, storage,
GamerServices, and networking. Miller and Johnson present
especially thorough coverage of 3D graphics, from Reach and HiDef
to textures, effects, and avatars. Throughout, they introduce new
concepts with downloadable code examples designed to help you
jumpstart your own projects. Coverage includes Downloading,
installing, and getting started with XNA Game Studio 4 Building on
capabilities provided in the default game template Using 2D
sprites, textures, sprite operations, blending, and SpriteFonts
Creating high-performance 3D graphics with XNA's newly simplified
APIs Loading, generating, recording, and playing audio Supporting
keyboards, mice, Xbox 360 controllers, Touch, accelerometer, and
GPS inputs Managing all types of XNA storage Using avatars as
characters in your games Utilizing gamer types, player profiles,
presence information, and other GamerServices Supporting Xbox LIVE
and networked games Creating higher-level input systems that
seamlessly manage cross-platform issues From Windows Phone 7 mobile
gaming to Xbox 360, XNA Game Studio 4.0 creates huge new
opportunities for experienced Microsoft developers. This book helps
you build on skills you already have, to create the compelling
games millions of users are searching for.
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