Game Programming

Beginning XNA 2.0 Game Programming: From Novice to by Alexandre Santos Lobao, Bruno Evangelista, Jose ANTONIO LEAL

By Alexandre Santos Lobao, Bruno Evangelista, Jose ANTONIO LEAL DEFARIAS

Would you're keen on to create your personal video games, yet by no means have the time to dig into the main points of multimedia programming? Now you don’t need to! XNA makes it basic to create your personal video games, so that it will run in your laptop and Xbox 360 console. whether you don’t understand how to software in any respect, Beginning XNA 2.0 video game Programming: From amateur to Professional will train you the fundamentals of C# 2005 programming alongside the way in which. Don’t get beaten with info you don’t want to know— simply research what you want to commence developing your individual video games correct now!

The fast–paced advent to XNA and the C# language presents expert builders a quick-start consultant to making a advertisement product utilizing XNA, in addition to supplying domestic lovers or hobbyists every little thing they should commence placing jointly video games of their spare time. You’ll observe and comprehend all of the key thoughts required to create delicate, professional–looking ends up in a number of gaming genres. each reader will come away with a company beginning onto which they could construct extra complicated ideas.

What you’ll learn

  • Game making plans and Programming fundamentals
  • 2-D pics, Audio, and enter fundamentals
  • Creating Your First 2-D video game
  • Improving Your First 2-D video game
  • Basics of video game Networking
  • Rock Rain reside!
  • 3-D video game Programming fundamentals
  • Rendering Pipeline, Shaders, and results
  • Lights, digicam, alterations!
  • Generating a Terrain
  • Skeletal Animation
  • Creating a Third-Person Shooter online game

Who this ebook is for

someone imminent XNA programming for the Xbox 360 for the 1st time

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The basic game project you created includes an overload for the UnloadContent method. Like its peer used to load graphics, this method is called every time the game needs to free any graphics resources you have loaded. Advanced games might include specific routines in each game class to load and unload graphic resources, not requiring the use of these load and unload methods. qxd 4/1/08 10:11 AM Page 13 CHAPTER 1 ■ GAME PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING BASICS Game Loop Most of the game processing occurs inside the game loop.

It includes communities of players on the Internet, homemade extensions created by fans, and so on. These thoughts must guide all game development, from planning a long-term game franchise, coding a game that allows expansions, and establishing marketing approaches to increment the participation of fans in online communities, among other initiatives. • Polishing: A great game is only great if every detail is planned and developed to contribute to player immersion, and especially if such details are tested to work as planned.

Later, you’ll see some algorithms in action in Chapter 3. When testing for collisions, it’s usually not reasonable to test every single pixel of a sprite against every single pixel of another sprite, so the collision algorithms are based on approximating the object shape with some easily calculated formula. ” Figure 2-6 represents a plane sprite, whose form is approximated by two boxes. qxd 4/1/08 10:17 AM Page 29 CHAPTER 2 ■ 2-D GRAPHICS, AUDIO, AND INPUT BASICS Figure 2-6. Two boxes may be used to calculate collisions for a plane sprite.

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