Sunday, January 07, 2007

XNA Development

Now is pretty much a good time for aspiring game developers to jump on the game development bandwagon using Microsoft's XNA Game Studio Express. Version 1.0 was finally released after two beta releases.

I actually recommend the Game Studio Express on two grounds, firstly it uses the C# programming language which is pretty much accessible and secondly, it costs nothing if you are developing games for the PC. The IDE used by the Game Studio Express is Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition which can be downloaded at no cost from the Microsoft website.

The Game Studio Express is rather interesting as it allows developers to code and compile games that can be run on both the PC and the XBOX 360. However, developers will have to sign up for an XNA Creators Club subscription in order to develop and run games made for the XBOX 360.

For more information, head over to the MSDN site, over here.