Wednesday, January 19, 2011
XNA originally stood for Xbox New Architecture, but no longer, as Microsoft is a whimsical beyotch. It's an engine/language built around the language of C# for students and indie developers. Currently at version 4.0 it can be used to produce a pc, xbox live arcade, or windows phone game, with relatively little changes to the code to change between mediums.
If your interested in XNA and are currently a college student, check with your IT or Computer Science department about their affiliation with Dreamspark. It's an outreach program from Microsoft to provide students with the software to get started with XNA and several other programs (normally they charge about $80 for their studio program and an additional yearly charge for *platinum live membership for as long as your producing.
Words from a man who stared down every star in the sky.