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Game Development and Microsoft XNA (part II)

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Microsoft XNA is a powerful framework for building games on the Xbox 360! Get an introduction to the tools and the benefits in Part I of the presentations. Learn more in-depth details in Part …

Microsoft XNA is a powerful framework for building games on the Xbox 360! Get an introduction to the tools and the benefits in Part I of the presentations. Learn more in-depth details in Part II.

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    • 1. Game Development in XNA Charles Bihis Microsoft Student Partner
    • 2. Outline of Presentation
      • Game Industry
      • What is XNA?
      • Game Trailer
      • Modding an XNA Game
      • XNA Resources
      • Imagine Cup
      • Resources/Questions
    • 3. Why Gaming?
      • How many of you…
        • Play Video Games?
        • Would like to build a game?
        • Have built a game?
      • What makes video games to fun?
        • Art
        • Interactivity
        • Sound
    • 4. So what’s the holdup…?
      • Why can’t we just start making games?
        • Games are Complex and Expensive
      10 Million 40 Million
    • 5. Why so Expensive!?
      • What does that money buy?
      Art Code Biz
    • 6. Game Development
      • Competition is fierce
      • Most start as Q & A/testers or interns
      • Many different roles within the Industry
        • Designer or Level Designer?
        • Rigger or Animator?
        • AI Programmer or Lang-specific Dev?
    • 7. Opportunities in Game Dev
      • Regularly over 400 Game Industry openings posted on www.gamasutra.com alone
      • 2006 Avg. $70k/year
      • Detailed look at salary
        • Programmers
        • Designers
        • Art/Animation
        • Q & A/Testers
    • 8. Is this the only way?
      • Traditionally there was only one track…
    • 9. What if there was something else?
      • Who says you have to work for the big boys?
    • 10. XNA Game Studio Express
      • Introducing the Future…
    • 11. So what do you need? Have the Vision Create the Code Create the Art Make it Fun
    • 12. A sample of what XNA offers..
      • http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?type=wmv&id=14836
    • 13. How much is it? Free 99$/yr
    • 14. Ready to Get Started?
    • 15. Demo extending a game
    • 16. XNA Resources
      • Beginner DVD
      • What’s in it?
        • Intro to XNA
        • 2D Game Tutorial
        • 3D Game Tutorial
        • Full Source code walkthrough
        • Demo of how to share/package a game
    • 17. XNA Resources
      • XNA Creators Club
        • http://creators.xna.com/
      • XNA Team Blog
        • http://blogs.msdn.com/xna/
      • TorqueX
        • http://www.garagegames.com/products/torque/x/
    • 18. Imagine Cup Games4Change
      • Imagine Cup—what is it?
        • http://imaginecup.com/About/WhatIs.aspx
      • Benefits of Participation?
        • Exposure
        • Jobs
        • $$
      • Games for Change challenge:
        • http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0611 gamesforchangechallenge.htm
    • 19. Q & A