Game Development in XNA Charles Bihis Microsoft Student Partner
Outline of Presentation <ul><li>Game Industry </li></ul><ul><li>What is XNA? </li></ul><ul><li>Game Trailer </li></ul><ul>...
Why Gaming? <ul><li>How many of you… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Play Video Games? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would like to buil...
So what’s the holdup…? <ul><li>Why can’t we just start making games? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Games are Complex and Expensive...
Why so Expensive!? <ul><li>What does that money buy? </li></ul>Art Code Biz
Game Development <ul><li>Competition is fierce </li></ul><ul><li>Most start as Q &  A/testers or interns </li></ul><ul><li...
Opportunities in Game Dev <ul><li>Regularly over 400 Game Industry openings posted on  www.gamasutra.com  alone </li></ul>...
Is this the only way? <ul><li>Traditionally there was only one track… </li></ul>
What if there was something else? <ul><li>Who says you have to work for the big boys? </li></ul>
XNA Game Studio Express <ul><li>Introducing the Future… </li></ul>
So what do you need? Have the  Vision Create the  Code Create the  Art Make it  Fun
A sample of what XNA offers.. <ul><li>http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?type=wmv&id=14836 </li></ul>
How much is it? Free 99$/yr
Ready to Get Started?
Demo extending a game
XNA Resources <ul><li>Beginner DVD </li></ul><ul><li>What’s in it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intro to XNA </li></ul></ul><ul><...
XNA Resources <ul><li>XNA Creators Club </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://creators.xna.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>XNA Team Blo...
Imagine Cup Games4Change <ul><li>Imagine Cup—what is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://imaginecup.com/About/WhatIs.aspx </l...
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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 II.

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  • Game Development and Microsoft XNA (part II)

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

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