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XNA® 3.1 Game Development for Teens: Game Development on the PC, Xbox 360®, and Zune® Player by Jerry Lee Ford

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Introduction

Welcome to XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens! XNA Game Studio 3.1 is an integrated development environment (IDE) extension to Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft created XNA Game Studio 3.1 with one purpose in mind, to facilitate the development of computer games. Using Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.1 you can create your own computer games and run them on your computer. If you have a Zune portable media player or an Xbox 360, you can run your games there as well. If you want, you can even sell your computer games on Xbox Live!

XNA Game Studio 3.1 relies on the XNA Framework. This framework provides a basic template for all new games, which includes access to resources needed to facilitate game execution. XNA Game Studio 3.1 provides ...

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