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Now you can build your own games for your Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, or Windows-based PC—as you learn the underlying concepts for computer programming. Use this hands-on guide to dive straight into your first project—adding new tools and tricks to your arsenal as you go. No experience required!

  • Learn XNA and C# fundamentals—and increase the challenge with each chapter

  • Write code to create and control game behavior

  • Build your game’s display—from graphics and text to lighting and 3-D effects

  • Capture and cue sounds

  • Process input from keyboards and gamepads

  • Create features for one or multiple players

  • Tweak existing games—and invent totally new ones

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