XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens: Game Development on the PC, Xbox 360, and Zune Player, 1st Edition

  • Jerry Lee Ford Jr.
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  • ISBN-10: 1305491580
  • ISBN-13: 9781305491588
  • DDC: 794.81526
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 302 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: XNA Development Basics.
2: Introducing Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.1.
3: Getting Started.
4: Creating Your First XNA Application.
5: Learning How to Program with Visual C# Studio Express 2008.
6: Working with Data, Values, and Variables.
7: Conditional Logic and Loops.
8: Objects, Classes, and Methods.
9: Game Development Basics.
10: Collecting User Input.
11: Working with Images.
12: Adding Sound Effects and Background Music.
13: Building Games for the PC, Xbox 360, and Zune.
14: Creating Your Own Arcade Game.
15: Porting Your Games to the Xbox 360 and Zune Player.
What's on the Companion Website?.
What's Next?.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jerry Lee Ford Jr.

Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 24 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 40 books and co-author of two additional books. His published works include Getting Started with Game Maker, HTML, XHTML, and CSS for the Absolute Beginner; XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens; Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 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' experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.