My First XNA Game

By Fons Sonnemans, 27-5-2007

I finally found some time to play with XNA. I learned a lot from Rob Miles at TechEd 2006. He has some great samples on his website. Rob will also be presenting about this subject on the DevDays 2007 in the Netherlands. Fun is guaranteed.

My first game is a remake of a game I build 20 years ago on my Commodore 64. You must move around a bouncing ball using your joystick. The ball may not collide with the flying birds. It took me only a few hours to build and it was great fun.

I have used the XNA - Drawing Text in XNA article (Creator tool + XnaFont class) to fix a drawing text bug from Rob's code.

Download the source here.

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