Windows Phone 7 Game Development cover
Apress, 562 pages
Release date: December 2010
ISBN: 1430233060
ISBN13: 9781430233060

Windows Phone 7 Game Development

This book will provide you with a complete guide through all of the stages required to develop your own games for the Windows Phone 7 platform using Microsoft's industry standard C# programming language.

Windows Phone 7 is a powerful mobile computing platform with huge potential for gaming. With "instant on" capabilities, the promise of gaming on the move is a reality with Windows Phone 7 devices. It's an ideal environment for .NET developers looking to create fun, sophisticated games for large audiences.

Windows Phone 7 Game Development will guide you through all of the stages required to develop your own games for the Windows Phone 7 platform using the powerful industry standard .NET programming environment and the C# programming languages within Visual Studio 2010. You'll be guided though using both Silverlight and XNA for the presentation layer of your games. You'll also see the inner workings on the Windows Phone, and learn to take advantage of the phone's gaming capabilities. Finally, you'll receive instructions on distributing your applications through the Windows Phone Marketplace.

All of the development tools for Windows Phone 7 are available free of charge so there is really nothing stopping you creating your own games!

Logical structure, helpful example code ... if you have a brain, can program in C# and are happy to learn about sprites, 3D and Silverlight at a reasonable technical level this is the book for you. I enjoyed reading it and can recommend it. -- I PROGRAMMER

What you'll learn

  • How to setup your development environment for Windows Phone 7 game programming
  • Immerse yourself in the Silverlight and XNA technologies for mobile development, supported by Windows Phone 7.
  • Techniques for building rich interactive games in 2D and 3D.
  • How to create your own 3D models and graphics.
  • Gain insight that will allow you to take full advantage of the Windows Phone 7's gaming capabilities.
  • How to distribute Windows Phone 7 games to your end users.

Who this book is for

Windows Phone 7 Game Development is aimed at those with an existing background in programming and knowledge of one of the two main .NET programming languages (C# or VB). No prior knowledge of programming for Windows Phone 7, its primary presentation technologies (Silverlight and XNA), or programming games in general is needed. This book will guide the reader through the steps required to become proficient in all of these areas of development.

Available to buy now!

You can buy the finished Windows Phone 7 Game Development ebook now from Apress, or the paper book from your favourite online retailer. The following links will get you started:

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Windows Phone 7 Game Development is also available as an ebook from the Apress web site.

Key features:

Develop using the free or full versions of Visual Studio 2010.
Get started with Windows Phone 7 development, from setting up the IDE to debugging techniques.
Master high performance 2D and 3D graphics using the XNA development environment.
Build 2D games using Silverlight and also learn how to publish them to the web.
Find out the best ways to control your games, including using touch screens, keyboards and accelerometers.
Produce high quality music and sound effects from your games.
Masses of example code and working projects, including two working games, "Cosmic Rocks" and "Diamond Lines."
All you need to release your games to the world for fun or to sell.