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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:44 AM

AN alternative to XNA is monogame. Monogame is primarily intended to run on mono instead of .net (but for windows games it will run fine on .net) otherwise it is for all intents and purposes an OpenGL clone of XNA. If you haven't heard of mono just consider it to be .net but cross platform and open source. Monogame apps compiled to mono specifically (.net on windows can actually run mono applications already) will run on mac, windows and linux. They can also run on monodroid and monotouch (mono for android and iOS respectively) if you can afford the $400 each license (monotouch/droid are not open source or free). Monogame mobile games codewise are very much like their WP7 XNA counterparts and it is easy to port back and forth. Same goes for windows XNA games and desktop monogame apps. Bastion is an example of a game originally made using XNA but has since been ported to monogame. PS Vita support is also in the works and although its not officially supported mono can run on BSD and monogame should be able to aswell.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:25 AM

AN alternative to XNA is monogame. Monogame is primarily intended to run on mono instead of .net (but for windows games it will run fine on .net). If you haven't heard of mono just consider it to be .net but cross platform and open source. Monogame apps compiled to mono specifically (.net on windows can actually run mono applications already) will run on mac, windows and linux. They can also run on monodroid and monotouch (mono for android and iOS respectively) if you can afford the $400 each license (monotouch/droid are not open source or free). Monogame mobile games codewise are very much like their WP7 XNA counterparts and it is easy to port back and forth. Same goes for windows XNA games and desktop monogame apps. Bastion is an example of a game originally made using XNA but has since been ported to monogame. PS Vita support is also in the works and although its not officially supported mono can run on BSD and monogame should be able to aswell.

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