UK (PRWEB) January 07, 2012
Birmingham: Packt Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide – Visual Basic Edition. This book is the Visual Basic version of the best selling XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide by Kurt Jaegers, which is the C# edition. The book and eBook is available from Packt Publishing and other leading retailers.
XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide – Visual Basic Edition is the first book to target Visual Basic developers who want to develop games with the XNA framework. The book is a step-by-step tutorial that includes complete source code for all of the games covered, and covers both the concepts and the implementations necessary to get you started on bringing your own creations to life with XNA. It presents four different games, including a puzzler, space shooter, multi-axis shoot 'em up, and a jump-and-run platformer. Each game introduces new concepts and techniques to build a solid foundation for your own ideas and creativity.
The book details the creation of four games, all in different styles, from start to finish using Visual Basic and the Microsoft XNA framework. Beginning with the basics of drawing images to the screen, the book then incrementally introduces sprite animation, particles, sound effects, tile-based maps, and path finding. It then explores combining XNA with Windows Forms to build an interactive map editor, and builds a platform-style game using the editor-generated maps. Finally, the book covers the considerations necessary for deploying your games to the Xbox 360 platform.
Packt Publishing develops and publishes a wide variety of books for game developers. From XNA to Unity, from Unreal to CryEngine – there is a wide resource of high quality learning information available. The Packt Games Category page offers a complete listing of all the company’s games titles.