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How to I get good at game programming in C#?

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This is probobly a noob question, but I looking for some advice on how I can get a good grasp on game programming in C#? Are there any DVDS or books anyone could recommend me? Ive only messed around with a couple other languages and C# really interest me so I chose C# as a first language I would learn. I dont really know where to start so if anyone could point me in a good direction that would be great.

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Short answer: XNA

XNA has a whole library of sample projects you can look at. I'm guessing you're 13 by the 1999 in your name, so try and get a 2D sprite drawing, and then move that around the screen, and you're off to a good start, after that you should be able to find material about collisions, animation, etc

http://www.riemers.n...arp/series1.php
http://msdn.microsof...ch_members.aspx

This looks promising:
http://msdn.microsof...y/bb203893.aspx

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In general most knowledge can be obtained from tutorials:
You want to do something (preferably something simple) and start looking for tutorials or explanations of the stuff you want to do.
Just don´t try making a MMORPG by yourself as your first game smile.png

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It depends a lot on the level your programming skills. What's the coolest (even if it's very simple) program or game you have ever created (all by yourself)? Can you describe it? Are you an absolute newbie to programming (there's no shame in that)? What programming language did you use? To learn fast, you need people to guide you from the point you're at, so describe it.

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There are hundreds of videos online of people programming basic games. Programming is an art in and of itself - start putting together projects instead of worrying about the correct language to use.

XNA has a great support system though, and is a great way to get started.

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