Learning XNA 4.0: Game Development for the PC, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 09.12.2010 - 540
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Want to develop games for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7? This hands-on book will get you started with Microsoft's XNA 4.0 development framework right away -- even if you have no experience developing games. Although XNA includes several key concepts that can be difficult for beginning web developers to grasp, Learning XNA 4.0 shortens the learning curve by walking you through the framework in a clear and understandable step-by-step format.

Each chapter offers a self-contained lesson with illustrations and annotated examples, along with exercises and review questions to help you test your understanding and practice new skills as you go. Once you've finished this book, you'll know how to develop your own sophisticated games from start to finish.

  • Learn game development from 2D animation to 3D cameras and effects
  • Delve into high-level shader language (HLSL) and introductory artificial intelligence concepts
  • Build three complete, exciting games using 2D, 3D, and multiplayer techniques
  • Develop for and deploy your games to the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7
 

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Spis treści

Chapter 1 Whats New in XNA 40?
1
Chapter 2 Getting Started
7
Chapter 3 Fun with Sprites
15
Chapter 4 User Input and Collision Detection
49
Chapter 5 Applying Some ObjectOriented Design
67
Chapter 6 Sound Effects and Audio
85
Chapter 7 Basic Artificial Intelligence
103
Chapter 8 Putting It All Together
125
Chapter 12 3D Collision Detection and Shooting
235
Chapter 13 HLSL Basics
265
Chapter 14 Particle Systems
299
Chapter 15 Wrapping Up Your 3D Game
323
Chapter 16 Deploying to the Xbox 360
345
Chapter 17 Developing for Windows Phone 7
365
Chapter 18 Multiplayer Games
397
Appendix Answers to Quizzes and Exercises
447

Chapter 9 3D Game Development
171
Chapter 10 3D Models
201
Chapter 11 Creating a FirstPerson Camera
217

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Aaron Reed has extensive software development experience and more importantly, experience in software development education. Since 2004 he has taught courses at Neumont University in .NET, web development and web services, XNA, systems design and architecture, and more.Aaron's experience in teaching both DirectX and XNA for several years to university-level students helps him understand what topics are easily understood and which ones need more depth and emphasis. Through experience in the classroom he also has a good understanding of what format and sequence makes the most sense to present the material. This book follows that format and is meant to present game development concepts in the way most efficient and most comprehendible as proven in the classroom.

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