Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 14th Aug 2006 06:18 UTC
Games Microsoft's XNA Game Studio Express targetting the XBOX 360 will democratize game development by delivering the necessary tools to hobbyists, students, indie developers and studios alike to help them bring their creative game ideas to life while nurturing game development talent, collaboration and sharing that will benefit the entire industry.
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RE: Sweet
by postmodern on Mon 14th Aug 2006 07:27 UTC in reply to "Sweet"
postmodern
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2006-01-27

Does it allow me to develop in OpenGL and SDL, if I wanted to? Looks pretty sweet thus far.

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RE[2]: Sweet
by duckie on Mon 14th Aug 2006 08:03 in reply to "RE: Sweet"
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2006-04-10

Very much no :-)

Afair, the xbox runs directx 10 (more like 9.5). Whats cool about XNA is, that any platform supporting XNA can play games made in XNA (Xp and Vista included). XNA is a framework, a lot like, and actully build upon .net 2.0, and developement is done in visual studio (so this is another product to express-line)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_XNA

http://www.thezbuffer.com/

Microsoft is really pushing games in managed code - great to see :-)

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RE[2]: Sweet
by chiwaw on Mon 14th Aug 2006 08:10 in reply to "RE: Sweet"
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2006-02-05

"Does it allow me to develop in OpenGL and SDL, if I wanted to?"

I don't know for OpenGL, but SDL always been a wrapper on top of DirectX (now XNA) so you can start developping in SDL for the 360 pretty much right now (or at least very soon) :-)

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