Beginning .NET Game Programming in VB .NET
This highly-anticipated title provides a clear introduction to game programming for VB .NET programmers! Microsoft insiders have written an easy-to-read guide, so you can start programming games quickly. This book even includes an introduction to Managed DirectX9, and other advanced .NET features, like animation and sounds.
Code examples are actually complete games, and include .Nettrix , .Netterpillars, River Pla.NET, Magic KindergarteN., D-iNfEcT, Nettrix II (for the Pocket PC), and a version of the classic game, Spacewars.
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GDI+ and Collision Detection
Artificial Intelligence and Sprites
Direct3D Basics and DirectX vs GDI+
Meshes and Buffers and Textures Oh My
Adding Visual Effects to Spacewar3D
Taking Your Next Steps