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Zune Game Development Using XNA 3.0 by Dan Waters

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CHAPTER 1Getting Started

It's time to begin a fun and fulfilling journey into the world of game development! The road ahead is clear and straight, with a few interesting turns to keep you awake and engaged at the wheel. Regardless of your skill level with game development, I am confident that you will pick it up in no time.

Before we get started, think for a moment about how you might categorize yourself. Are you a novice coder, perhaps with some C++, C#, or Visual Basic experience? You will find that writing a game using XNA Game Studio is as challenging as writing any other application, and presents some new challenges of its own.

Are you an intermediate or expert coder who has never touched game programming because it seemed too difficult? ...

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