Facebook Group Launched

In a vain attempt to be hip and cool I've launched a Facebook group for Very Silly Games (actually it was Craig's idea). If you want to take part you can find out more here.

I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a video for GamePad racer. The first one with something halfway decent on Facebook gets a signed copy of the book.

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 02:24PM by Registered CommenterRob in | Comments1 Comment

Books and CD-ROM Content

If you have actually obtained a copy of the book you will have noticed that it does not have any CD-ROMs with the source code on them. This is not as advertised on some book sites. I am really very sorry about this. The book was originally going to be shipped with copies of XNA and Visual Studio on CD-ROMs, but this was not possible in the end.

You  can get the companion content for the book from here. (thanks ed)

I am terribly sorry about all this. I just hope that you still consider the book (and this site) worth it.

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 07:12PM by Registered CommenterRob | Comments6 Comments

Madness at Microsoft

Microsoft seem to have caught the silly bug, in a most wonderful way. Thanks to a new initiative called DreamSpark, students can now get their hands on free versions of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2005, Expression Studio and.... wait for it.... XNA subscriptions.

Yes, if you are a student who wants to write silly games for your Xbox 360 you can now get a one year Creators Club membership for nothing. Oh to be young again....

You can also catch an interview with Bill Gates about DreamSpark here.

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 04:55PM by Registered CommenterRob in | Comments3 Comments

Silliness at GDC 08

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I wrote an XNA Program that does nothing but print this. Silly eh?

Very Silly Games is at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. If you want to meet up with the silly person behind all this, send an email to gdc@verysillygames.com with your contact details and we could meet up for a silly chat.

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2008 at 08:16AM by Registered CommenterRob in | CommentsPost a Comment

Sample Book Chapters Now Available

Cover.jpgTwo complete chapters of the book Microsoft® XNA® Game Studio 2.0: Learn Programming Now! are now available from this site. You can also get hold of the sample code projects for these chapters and use them to turn your PC or Xbox 360 into the biggest and grooviest mood light you have ever seen.

You can find them here.

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 08:13PM by Registered CommenterRob in | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference