Higher Education

XNA 3.0 Game Development for Teens, 1st Edition

  • Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.
  • ISBN-10: 1435454383  |  ISBN-13: 9781435454385
  • 336 Pages
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $26.25



XNA 3.0 GAME DEVELOPMENT FOR TEENS is a complete guide to entry level programming and computer game development using XNA 3.0 and the Visual C# 2008 Express programming language for beginners. This book shows readers how to create and execute computer games on their PC, and then how to port their PC games over to their Xbox 360 or Zune player. This book is for anyone looking to begin creating their own computer games with XNA 3.0 and Visual C# 2008 Express.

Features and Benefits

  • This book provides a game design and programming foundation upon which the reader can build by learning other programming languages.
  • Readers will learn how to create computer and video games using Microsoft XNA 3.0 and the Visual C# 2008 Express programming language.
  • Readers will be able to port their video games from the PC to the Xbox 360 and the Zune player.
  • By learning how to develop computer games using XNA 3.0 the reader will add a highly marketable skill to their resume or college application.

Table of Contents

Part I XNA Development Basics.
Chapter 1 Introducing XNA 3.0.
Chapter 2 Getting Started.
Part II Learning How to Program with Visual C# Studio Express 2008.
Chapter 3 Working with Data, Values and Variables.
Chapter 4 Conditional Logic and Loops.
Chapter 5 Objects, Classes and Methods.
Part II Creating Games.
Chapter 6 Collecting User Input.
Chapter 7 Displaying Images and Text.
Chapter 8 Collision Detection.
Chapter 9 Adding Sound Effects and Background Music.
Chapter 10 2D and 3D Game Development.
Chapter 11 Advanced Development Techniques.
Chapter 12 Multi-player Games.
Part IV Advanced Topics.
Chapter 13 The Xbox Creators Club - Porting Games XBox 360.
Chapter 14 Porting Your Games to the Zune Player.
Chapter 15 Finding with Program Errors.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jerry Lee Ford, Jr.

Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 21 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 36 books and co-author of two additional books. His published works include Ajax Programming for the Absolute Beginner ; HTML, XHTML, and CSS for the Absolute Beginner ; XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens ; Scratch Programming for Teens ; and Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Programming for the Absolute Beginner. Ford has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has over five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.