Learn to program fun and challenging games using Silverlight, a rich, web-based application that is ideal for rapid, casual game development. Game Programming with Silverlight shows anyone interested in game design and development how to build web-based games using any of the major operating systems and browsers. This comprehensive guide walks readers through every feature of Silverlight used in game creation. You'll get an introduction to Silverlight 3 and all of its cool features. After you're comfortable with the application you'll learn how to create your game world, add objects and animate them, incorporate sound and music, network your game and make it multiplayer, and more! Each chapter covers a wide range of topics that you can leverage to build just about any type of game using Silverlight.
Todd M. Howard is an accomplished songwriter, musician, and performer and is the bassist/vocalist in the acoustic American roots quartet Last Fair Deal. He co-produced and mixed the band's most recent album, True Tales. In addition to playing bass for several other bands and recording artists, Todd is founder and principal of Howard Digital Media, a Massachusetts-based creative media development company. In 2011, Todd produced two records for new artists Ally LaRoche and Bill Bonnell, and he is currently co-producing San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Karmen Buttler's upcoming release. He recently authored and produced a video-based web training series on Corel Painter 11, created a graphic design and animation training podcast series for Adobe in 2007, and was the author and instructor on four DVD-based training titles in the Digital Media Training Series produced by Magnet Media: Inside Mac OS X: 10.4 Tiger, Inside iLife '06, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Jumpstart, and Mac OS X: 10.5 Leopard Jumpstart.
1. Software Installation and Getting Connected. 2. Choosing Your Project Type. 3. GarageBand Preferences and the User Interface. 4. Working with Tracks. 5. Real Instruments and Electric Guitar Tracks. 6. Software Instruments. 7. Working with Apple Loops. 8. Magic GarageBand Jam Walkthrough. 9. Arrangements. 10. Podcasting. 11. Mixing and Automation. 12. Sharing and Archiving Your GarageBand Projects. 13. GarageBand Learn to Play Music Lessons Appendix: GarageBand Jam Packs.