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Windows Phone XNA Games


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This is the slide deck I used for my "Windows Phone XNA Games" session at So Cal Code Camp on 01/29/2012.

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Windows Phone XNA Games

  1. 1. Windows Phone XNA Games i can haz gamez?
  2. 2. Who Am I?• Bret Stateham Microsoft Developer Evangelist Email: Blog: Twitter: @BretStateham
  3. 3. What’s Up?• Quick intro to Phone XNA games• Make a game• The goal is to help you see that: – Game dev is easier than you think – You can make a game• The goal is NOT to – Make a world class game – Let you sit there and not get involved
  4. 4. Quick Intro to Phone XNA Games• Need Windows Phone Dev Tools• XNA Game Studio included• New Project Templates in Studio• Typical game solution – “Game” project – “Content” project
  5. 5. What is Content?• The assets your game uses• Graphics – Start / End of Game screens – Game elements (Sprites)• Fonts (SpriteFonts)• Sounds
  6. 6. XNA Game Structure• Main class is – Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game• Main Methods – Constructor – Initialize – LoadContent – Update – Draw – UnloadContent
  7. 7. Sprites• Single image• Image matrix