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June 2011 Entries

Welcome to our first XNA column. As time goes on, I'm completely open for suggestions on columns. Today, I want to talk about our old friend, the Viewport. In informal terms, the viewport is a canvas that is painted to the screen. For example, if you're playing a game in 4 player split-screen, you'd probably give each player a viewport. Then, you could "paste" the 4 viewports on the screen. For game development purposes, the historical significance of Super Mario Bros. was the birth of the true side ......