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Next week is the last week of teaching XNA Game Development to my students. My year long planning for the course has really paid off and I'm proud of the 2D games that my students created. All of the games were deployed on the XBOX 360 to show the game play. I've posted some of the games that they created and I hope you like them too. Here are some DO's and Don'ts when teaching XNA. Do's Stick with one version of XNA and use it for the Semester. Teach your students the art of game design. Prepare ...
My students have learned enough XNA for them to be able to create their own 2d game. They are ready and anxious. One of the requirements was for them to give me an idea of what the game will be and what will be the game play. So, as we start to develop these games, here's a list of what they will be doing: Helicopter Frenzy- The object of this game is for the player to make it pass all the enemies with a certain score. The players will need to be able to move and fire the helicopter at the same time. ...
All of my students went on a field trip today to visit the Orlando Science Center and participate in workshops that instructors from the Full Sail School in Winter Park, FL put on. The Instructors were extremely knowledgeable and had a great deal of patience answering questions from teenagers. The Science Center sponsored Otronicon over the weekend and the field trips were part of it. One workshop was on 3d modeling with Maya software and the other was on designing games using FPS Creator. Students ...
When doing research for my XNA Game Programming class, I came across a great site that Jay Crossler has that had lecture slides that I could download and use in my class. One slide deck on the Theory of Fun will be used soon with my students. The slides review why are games not fun and how do we think. In addition, there's a section on how people choose games and reviews Bartle Personality Types. Finally, demographics are reviewed, time spent playing games, occupational status, what do players want ...
Technorati Tags: Vista,games,NVidia,drivers I have two machines, one is my laptop that I use for WPF development and other development work. It runs Vista and I can't say that I've ever had a problem with it, except when running games. I like a lot of new features of Vista and recommend it to people regularly. My other machine is strictly a gaming machine and today I'm removing Vista from it. Why? Not because of some arcane reason, but because the Nvidia drivers for non-8000 series video cards are ...
Dream of writing the next Halo? Want to retire to a tropical island on the revenue from selling your independent game company? Or do you want to write and share your vision of gaming with the world? Then check this out: http://www.imgdc.com What is IMGDC? The Indie MMO Game Developers Conference was an incredible success last year, full of passionate designers and developers. The excitement and pure dedication to the art of building virtual worlds was apparent and astounding. A strong focus on networking ...
Dan Waters who is the new Microsoft Academics Relations Manager for the Gulf States has a nice blog entry on creating your first XNA game that I plan on using with my high school programming students. Dan walks you through in his tutorial on how to create his version of a pong game. He does a good job explaining the code and how he used collision detection with his sprites as well. What I liked was a nice powerpoint presentation that you get when you download the source. Dan spent some time creating ...
Theres this massive post on the Gamepsot Forums about all the games to come in 2007 (screenshots included). Note: I counted atleast 5 games on the UT3 engine. looks like epic has beaten the boys at valve hands down.. pity. Link: http://www.gamespot.com/pag... p.s. Live Writer has been mangling links that I post, so I hope these links go through. If not here it is in plain text. http://www.gamespot.com/pag... tags: 2007, Gamespot, games ...