Microsoft releases 2D game development tutorial for XNA

xna tutorial for 2d indie game

Have you ever looked at some of the games created by the independent developers for the Xbox Indie platform and thought, “I bet making something like that would be fun, but I have no idea where to start,” or perhaps “I bet I could make a way better game than Try Not to Fart, but I just don’t know how.” Good news, Microsoft has just released the perfect tutorial for you.

Over at the App Hub, the official portal for everything having to do with XNA development, a complete tutorial has been released for the creation of a full 2D Microsoft releases XNA tutorial for developing a 2D gamegame for Xbox, Windows, or Windows Phone 7. There are only minor differences, since they all use the XNA platform, but each is detailed so you can make sure your product is optimized for your platform.

The project is broken up into three parts: Get started, Get Deep, and Get it Done. All of the assets are provided in the project package, which can be downloaded from the main page.

If you’re at all inclined to try your hand at making your own game, head over to the App Hub and check out the Game Development Tutorial. If you’re more of a do-it-yourselfer, not to worry, the tools themselves are free. Who knows, you could find yourself contributing to the Dream Build Play Competition. Get your feet wet, and then let Armless Octopus know how you’re game’s doing.

Source: App Hub

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