Free training on Microsoft game programming offered to students

October 05, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- Students interested in learning programming skills are invited to attend a free training session on Microsoft’s premier game programming language, XNA, on Nov. 22 or 23. The training, led by a Microsoft representative, will be in the Educational Gaming Commons Lab in 6A Findlay Commons at the East Halls, University Park.

New game development tools such as XNA make it easier to produce simple games. The XNA game development platform runs on a Windows-based PC and can deliver games to both a Windows-based PC and the Microsoft Xbox 360 system. The XNA platform also can deliver mobile games to the Windows 7 phone.

Students can list the programming skills learned in the session in their resume to show future employers.

To register for one of the four session time slots, visit, click the "Register for Training" link, and select the "Seminars" button. From there, click the "Video and Animation" link in the right column and scroll down to the "Introduction to Microsoft Game Programming" sessions. As space is limited, priority is given to faculty who register. Until Nov. 8, students who register will be on a waiting list. For any questions, e-mail

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Last Updated October 05, 2010