Agenda. Why games?What is XNA?DemoWhat's the curriculum look like?Questions?. Why Games?. Students are interestedOpportunity to teach state of the art skillsThere are jobs out thereLots of competition for those jobs but Video Game industry is larger than movie industrySame skills/knowledge
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1. Introduction to Programming Through Game Development Using Microsoft XNA Game Studio Alfred Thompson
Microsoft Academic Relations
2. Agenda Why games?
What is XNA?
What’s the curriculum look like?
3. Why Games? Students are interested
Opportunity to teach state of the art skills
There are jobs out there
Lots of competition for those jobs but …
Video Game industry is larger than movie industry
Same skills/knowledge as for games is used in modeling and simulation and the growing market in training software
4. What is XNA Game Studio?