Microsoft XNA Game Studio

by Microsoft

Microsoft XNA Game Studio is a game development environment allowing developers to create games for Windows and Xbox 360 using the XNA framework.

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Microsoft XNA Game Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) designed to enable hobbyists, academics, and independent game developers to create video games for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows Phone 7 using the XNA Framework, as well as Microsoft Silverlight.

Microsoft XNA Game Studio provides a comprehensive set of tools for quickly and easily creating games for Windows, Xbox 360, and the Zune.
Features:

• Create game titles for Xbox 360, Windows, and Windows Phone 7.

• Easily create games with the XNA Framework and Visual Studio Express.

• Design, debug and deploy games with a unified development environment.

• Develop for Xbox 360, Windows, and Windows Phone 7 with one set of tools.

• Develop for Xbox 360 with the Xbox 360 SDK.

• Develop for Windows with DirectX.

• Develop for Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight.

• Create high-quality 2D and 3D graphics with the XNA Framework’s powerful graphics engine.

• Use the XNA Framework’s audio engine to create sound effects, music, and spoken dialog.

• Create games with realistic physics using the XNA Framework’s physics engine.

• Create games with networking capabilities using the XNA Framework’s networking APIs.

• Use XNA Game Studio to create games for Windows, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows Phone 7.

• Create games with touch or Xbox 360 controller support.

• Create games with cloud-based storage using Xbox Live.

• Publish games on Xbox Live.

• Create games with in-app purchasing capabilities.

• Create XNA Game Studio games for the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace.

• Create XNA Game Studio game packs for Xbox Live Arcade.

• Create XNA Game Studio games for Windows Phone Marketplace.

• Use XNA Game Studio Connect to test games on Xbox 360.

• Use XNA Game Studio Profiles to profile game performance on Xbox 360.

• Use XNA Game Studio Analyzer to analyze game performance on Xbox 360.

• Use XNA Game Studio Creator’s Club for Xbox for Xbox Live Arcade publishing support.

• Use XNA Game Studio Creator’s Club for Windows to publish games on Windows Phone Marketplace.

• Use XNA Game Studio Creator’s Club for Windows Live to publish games on Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace.

• Use XNA Game Studio Creator’s Club for Windows Phone to publish games on Windows Phone Marketplace.

• Use XNA Game Studio Express to create games with limited capabilities.

• Use XNA Game Studio Professional to create games with full capabilities.

• Use XNA Game Studio Academic to create games for education.

• Use XNA Game Studio Team to create games with team collaboration features.

• Use XNA Game Studio for Xbox 360 to create games for the Xbox 360.

• Create games with the help of extensive documentation, tutorials, and samples.

• Access community help from the XNA forums.

• Share game projects with other developers.

• Create games that can be played on multiple platforms.

• Create games for Windows, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows Phone 7.
Microsoft XNA Game Studio requires the following software to be installed and configured:

• .NET Framework 4.0
• Visual Studio 2010 (or Visual Studio 2010 Express Edition)
• DirectX 9.0c
• Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
• Microsoft XNA Framework Redistributable 4.0
• Xbox 360 controller (optional)
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Connor S*********u

I recently used Microsoft XNA Game Studio to develop a game prototype. I found the software to be intuitive, with a wide range of development tools and options. It was easy to learn, with plenty of tutorials available online. I was able to quickly create basic game elements and get a good idea of how my game would flow. The game ran smoothly and I was able to quickly test changes to the game logic. The debugging and testing options were very useful for quick development. The 3D features were also great and I love how the graphics can be modified. All in all, I found Microsoft XNA Game Studio to be a great tool for game development.
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Charlie Fleskes

Microsoft XNA Game Studio provides an easy-to-use development environment for game development. The framework is straightforward and the IDE is simple to navigate. It is well suited for developing both 2D and 3D games. The provided debugging tools are useful and the code is clean and well organized. The intuitive user interface makes it easy to create and deploy games quickly.
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