Speaking at Pittsburgh Tech Fest

Pittsburgh TechFest is coming up! If you haven't heard of it yet, you can get more information at pghtechfest.com. I'll be speaking on...

Getting started in XNA game development for Windows Phone

Breakout style game

I will be demonstrating how you can get started right away with XNA game development by creating a simple Breakout style game for your Windows Phone. The game will cover the basics of how to handle:

  • The update loop.
  • The draw loop.
  • Creating and managing sprites.
  • Fonts.
  • Collisions.
  • User input.
  • Adding sounds.

The concepts are explained as I build a functional game from scratch. I will also talk about how to create your own game framework to make some of these common game mechanics easier to manage.