Friday, March 23, 2012

What is XNA?

Software Engineer

XNA is a game development framework created for the amateur game developers on the Microsoft platforms (i.e. Windows XP/Vista/7, etc) which neatly wraps the functionality of Direct X and the networking game development features available on the XBox 360 in a .NET library.

XNA currently requires that the client install additional .NET libraries to access these features.  But once installed the framework allows developers to publish titles which operate on the XBox 360, Windows Desktop and Windows Mobile platforms (this includes the Zune).

What does XNA stand for?  Well according to one source it stands for XBox New Architecture.  If you'd like to know more, you can visit Wikipedia.
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