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XNA® Game Studio 4.0 for Xbox 360® Developers by Jonathan S. Harbour

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Introduction

XNA Game Studio 4.0 for Xbox 360 Developers is an intermediate-level book with an emphasis on programming in the C# language and targeting primarily the Xbox 360 platform. XNA Game Studio is Microsoft’s gift to game developers, of both the professional and hobby persuasion. Independent (“indie”) developers make up a particularly large group that benefits from XNA Game Studio due to Microsoft’s very appealing publishing royalty terms on the Xbox Live Indie Arcade (XBLIA) service, which makes their indie games available to the general public via Xbox Live.

This book was originally intended to be a comprehensive reference on the XNA Framework library. When XNA Game Studio 4.0 was announced in early 2010, work shifted from an XNA 3.1 reference ...

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