I have completed my first video tutorial! And I have to say, video tutorials are pretty dang hard to do. I did have a lot of fun doing it but I don't see this being a common trend for me. XNADevelopment.com is going to remain a simple step by step text based tutorial site. I just have a lot more fun putting those together and text is a much more forgiving medium than video! You can tell when watching the video that I ran into some sound issues. I didn't find that out until I was completely finished and I had already spent a few hours doing different takes so I just didn't have the heart to start from scratch again.
When I was looking at the 2D Getting Started tutorial on the Creator's Club website, I tried to think of a few simple things I could do to enhance that project and encourage others to do the same. Two things that jumped out at me were that it would be really cool if the player had a shield to protect itself. Getting excited about that I took a step back and said, yeah a shield would be cool, but why do you need one? The enemies don't fire at you...
So that's what we do in this video tutorial. First we give ourselves a shield and then we justify the shield by adding enemy fire. Without further ado, here's the first ever video tutorial from XNADevelopment.com.
The video was fun to make and it was interesting just playing with another set of tools that I normally don't use. Hopefully it's helpful to some people out there in the community and please let me know what you think if you take the time to watch it!