What Framework , API is best for creating an online 2D desktop game ( multiplayer ) ?
I started studying XNA but I am discouraged because the book tells me that XNA studio has to be installed
on any computer PC using the built app . I can't really expect that from the users .
I have some programming experience ( mostly web and database ) but i am new to games and online games .
Trying to find tutorials , books etc. best to learn from to build what I want .