Very Silly Games (for XNA Game Studio Express 2.0)

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Very Silly Games (for XNA Game Studio Express 2.0)

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I must confess that I am not a serious gamer. I am not serious about playing games and I am not all that fond of games that are too serious. I'm more interested in creating games than in playing them but honestly I don't want to work all that hard on it anymore. So what I am always looking for are simple and light weight games to create and/or play. So obviously when a site called Very Silly Games opens up it gets my attention.

Rob Miles has opened this site. He claims  that it is not a blatant attempt to promote his new XNA book and I believe him. (I typed that line with an almost straight face.) The one indisputable fact though is that he has a couple of completely silly game samples there already.

From his introduction:

Welcome to a world of silliness. Ever wanted to race your Xbox 360 gamepads? Indulge in silly sixteen player button bashing madness? Discover the joy of "Zero Graphics Gameplay"? Learn how to program in C# using your Windows PC and even your Xbox 360? This is the site for you.

Over time we are going to build up a "Library of Gameplay silliness" from which you can pull down fully working XNA games you can play instantly on your computer or, once you have joined the XNA Creators Club, on your Xbox 360.

I've long thought that too many of the example projects for XNA were a bit much for complete beginners. These projects look like what I have really been looking for. I'm interested in what others think of them as well. Are these useful for beginners?

  • To have two xbox controllers battling it out on a stretch of floor, I can see the boy racers in the class wanting to pimp their controllers out next to make it go faster."Ccan we put a turbo in it sir, to make it go faster?"

    I like the idea of silly projects, works well with the lego mindstorms, why not with XNA.

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