Game programming doesn't have to be difficult. If you've wanted to learn how to program simple games for Xbox, Windows or Windows Phone 7, but have been intimidated by the complexity, this course is for you! This course walks you through using the Microsoft XNA framework to build a simple 2D space shooting game, exploring numerous game programming concepts along the way. Topics explored include: creating and using 2D graphics, accepting input from keyboards, mice, game controllers and touch screens, working with sounds and animation and much more. The course concludes by demonstrating how to deploy the game to a real Xbox 360 console and various application marketplaces.