Microsoft XNA Game Studio 2.0 4.0

Microsoft Corporation (Freeware)

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 2.0 is a programming environment designed for lightweight game development. It provides users with a comprehensive set of tools that makes game creation for the Xbox 360 console and Windows-based computers easy. This makes use of optimized gaming libraries that are based on .NET, and can be used by independent game developers, hobbyists, and even beginners.

This application contains the following features:

• support for multiplayer mode and networking through a networking API and Xbox Live, for both the Xbox 360 console and Windows
• support for all Visual Studio 2005 products, including Visual C#2005 Express Edition
• allows easier connectivity to Xbox 360
• comes with the Game Studio Device Center, which enables users to manage and connect to multiple Game Studio devices. This is used to add a game device, such as the Xbox 360 console, to the computer system.

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 2.0’s runtime environment enables users to create video games and manage these. Since the application is based on the .NET development framework, it is able to eliminate the number of unnecessary codes. This means that developers can spend less time coding and more time on improving their games. The .NET framework is considered to be an easy and efficient platform for developing websites and games.