I've made 3 games...

My goal is to one day make a game for XBOX live.

Microsoft's XNA is currently a little out of my league...but I have been able to

 make 3 basic pc games using a program called Game Maker.

Here's a link to the most recent one I made...

http://sandbox.yoyogames.com/games/180928-bees-island-adventure

 

Is it XBOX worthy?

 

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Yes, it is Xbox worthy. You should re-do your game using the XNA tools and submit the game to the indie section where I would be more than happy to part with 240 ms points for it. I will then create my own fan website to honor your game and start a fanclub dedicated to it and future masterpieces that will surely be developed post haste.

GAME MAKER allows you to design games without writing any code. If you want to make games for XNA then you will need to learn how to write C# and C++ (Programming language).

Here are some websites for beginners & basics:-

http://www.microsoft.com/education/facultyconnection/bz/articles/articledetails.aspx?cid=2031&c1=en-bz&c2=BZ (there is no link on this website to download any software, however there is lots of guilds to help you get started).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff381399(v=VS.85).aspx ( Learn to program for windows C++).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/beginner/bb308730.aspx (Introduction to the C# Programming Language).

You also might wanna download Visual Studio Express for free. Its a compiler that allows you to write, test & debug code. 

(Thrill Capsule) I can make basic games (like Pacman and Space Invaders) but don't expect me to make HALO 5 (runnung at 60fps). It takes a massive team of people to make games like that.

(Monkey Boy)...I wish Microsoft would release a Game Maker type program for XBOX. Learning a bunch of code seems like it will take years.

What ever happened to that KODU game making program Microsoft had? Was is successful?

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GAME MAKER allows you to design games without writing any code. If you want to make games for XNA then you will need to learn how to write C# and C++ (Programming language).

Here are some websites for beginners & basics:-

http://www.microsoft.com/education/facultyconnection/bz/articles/articledetails.aspx?cid=2031&c1=en-bz&c2=BZ (there is no link on this website to download any software, however there is lots of guilds to help you get started).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff381399(v=VS.85).aspx ( Learn to program for windows C++).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/beginner/bb308730.aspx (Introduction to the C# Programming Language).

You also might wanna download Visual Studio Express for free. Its a compiler that allows you to write, test & debug code. 

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This is not 100% true. XNA is 100% C#. You will not need to learn C++. However if you wish to get a "Real game programming job" you should learn C++ for sure. It is the language game programmers are expected to know. Period. 

 

I use XNA and love it. It is quick to get results. And you are programming when using it. C# is not used in game programming at all though. Though the experience is still good. In your future if you eevr wish to do application dev (web or otherwwise) then using c# is great. Widely used. 

 

When learning XNA you MUST download visual studio. AS well as the XNA framework. When the above user stated you might. You not might you will need it! haha. This is the only way to deploy games to your xbox. the newest version (for windows phone) also allows you to deploy to your windows phone. Making games with XNA and apps with Silverlight (both frameworks for C#)

 

When sending applications to your xbox and/or windows phone you will need an indy XNA license. These are 100$ for the year. They will allow you to submit apps and games to the windows phone market place as well as INDY games to the xbox live market place. Both areas do not allow chevos for games 

 

Do NOT waste your time with applications that produce the majority of game for you (game maker,e ct). If you wish to get a delevopment job ...that experience will mean little to none. 

 

Finally...I am not sure of your age. I am 27. If you plan to go to college and learn "game development" from some tech school (ITT Tech) don't. How do I know? I went to ITT Tech. Top of my class, tried to get a job afterwards...It was a joke

 

You will want to take up computer science as a major. Companies don't think anything about trade schools...they rather look at a degree from a well accredited school. 

 

Having ideas and motivation is great. You have both. This will drive your engine. Now you just need a solid engine to drive! So go out there and build a great one. Good luck to you

and sorry for the typos. typed that all out on my cell.

Ooh, this is a good thread. Is Game Maker a free program?

I used to create Klik N' Play games when I was a kid and I absolutely loved it. So much fun using one's own imagination. Now I find myself deep in Doom Builder 2, just letting my mind run wild creating different DOOM maps.

I would use XNA but I don't want to have to pay for it on a monthly basis. Not sure how expensive it is, but having to part with even $1 makes it not worth it to me when there are free programs out there one doesn't have to shell out money in order to use.

There is no monthly fee for XNA. The only fee is IF you want to deploy to your xbox and/or windows phone market place. You can still build games for the PC for free.

Hahahaha, gotta love Rich Formatting. I am rendered quoteless, meaningless, and speechless.

What I was trying to say is this:

"Hmmmmm...interesting. I did not know that. Perhaps I should look into it. Thanks.

BTW: I would quote you but this website has recently taken away all my quoting priviledges."

sorry for double posting but a good place/forums to start with is http://create.msdn.com/en-US/ if you want to learn XNA

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