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make games using .NET

A guide by Casey D Reagan

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Introduction to 3D Game Engine Design Using DirectX 9 and C#Having started to try to make some games in .NET GDI+ is not going to cut it. DirectX should help.

Managed DirectX 9 Kick Start: Graphics and Game ProgrammingThe Kick Start books are very good

Beginning .NET Game Programming in C#C# version of the next book - with a bonus chapter and game example

.NET Game Programming with DirectX 9.0More DirectX and .NET

C# and Game Programming (Second Edition): A Beginner's GuideThis book will not be out until May, but it is supposed to have complete source code for several games.

Physics for Game DevelopersYou need good physics to make the game realistic...even if realism is not your end goal.

Essential .NET, Volume I: The Common Language RuntimeA good low level CLR book should help.

3D Games: Real-Time Rendering and Software Technology, Volume 1 (With CD-ROM)...and of course a relevant graphics book.

Learn VB .NET Through Game ProgrammingSort of a reverse approach.

<product no longer available> Game Developer magazine. No .NET stuff, but great articles about real world game development (including consoles).

Chris Crawford on Game DesignChris Crawford is one of the old masters. I have not read this book, but his Art of Computer Game Design and How To Program are classics.

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