My plan is to post a blog entry to this site twice a week for the next 16 weeks.
The syllabus for the material will look like the following, although it may vary:
What tools and why.
Creating a web presence.
Create a game in popfly game creator
Use Code Snippets to build pong
Use the instructions on this blog to build Pong
Add a barrier between paddles
Use the Farseer Physics engine samples on Codeplex release 2: Click here
Creating an XNA Game:
Creating a Zune game
Role Playing Game
Input devices, in depth
Input Report: Dance Pad versus Controller
Custom Model Importer
Authoring Particle Systems Using XML and the Content Pipeline
Investigation into the use of Silverlight with XNA
Fuzzy logic, making decisions
Chase and evade
Determine cursor and object
How to store game state
Setting your game up for deployment
Test your game
Use built in tools to test your game