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Windows Phone App Developer Group - DFW North Texas Message Board Community › Lending Library OFFER - Windows 7 Game Progamming & Reality is Broken

Lending Library OFFER - Windows 7 Game Progamming & Reality is Broken

Joyce Kay A.
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I have the following books to offer for lending. Please contact me if you would like to borrow either of these books. They would be great resources for the upcoming Global Jam 2013!


(1) OFFER: Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Game Programming in 24 Hours

Now, there's a practical, hands-on guide to mastering game development for Windows Phone 7 with Visual C# 2010 and XNA Game Studio 4.0. One step at a time, this book teaches all facets of mobile game development, from design through publishing via Microsoft's Marketplace. Top game development author Jonathan S. Harbour starts with the absolute basics, making Windows Phone game development accessible even to programmers who've never written a game before. Then, one step at a time, he shows how to use Microsoft's free XNA toolset to design and construct high-performance, highly-playable games for the newest Windows Phone 7 devices. Friendly, accessible, and conversational, this book delivers a practical grounding in Windows Phone 7 game development without ever becoming overwhelming or intimidating. Each lesson builds on everything that's come before, helping readers learn core techniques from the ground up. Readers learn key concepts, syntax, and techniques through short, practical examples that reflect the realities of modern mobile game development.




(2) OFFER: Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal

A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness.

With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games.

NOTE: This is a great book originally recommended to me by Woody Berner who is currently the AT&T Director of Wireline Consumer Strategy and who served as the AT&T U-verse Games Director.
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