So my friend convinced me to download Visual C# Express and XNA Game Studio Express today. He is really set on making games for Xbox 360 and PC and wants some help. I was reluctant to download the tools because I don’t know C# or any of the XNA API. But after messing around with it for a few hours, I must admit it is pretty cool.
The documentation for it is pretty good. I was able to learn a lot in just a few hours. I actually managed to get a working pong game up in running. That’s pretty cool for not knowing anything about XNA just a few hours earlier. I am going to try to make a few more simple games (like Galaxian and Tetris) to become more familiar with the software. After that, I am not sure what I will try to code. But this XNA stuff is pretty exciting. I can’t wait to be able to deploy this stuff over to my 360 and see how it runs there.