Thursday, September 9, 2010

Screenshot, XNA, Mac vs PC...FLAMEWAR

This week, I've been working on a new level for Canine Combat. There really isn't much to show yet, but I'll post a screenshot anyway :D

Yeah, I know, just a satellite dish and mountain range. I'll have more to show in the coming days.

But anyhow, I've been thinking about getting a new Mac laptop, more specifically a Macbook Pro. Most of my friends hate Mac's but having grown up with them has earned them a special place in my heart. Also, having grown up with them, has shown me how much Mac gamers appreciate their games, since there so far and few between. I always wished more game companies would support Mac, thats why all my games are cross platform.

I must confess, over the past few days I've been taking a closer look at XNA from Microsoft. No, don't panic, I'm not going to be using it for any of my games, I'm actually going to be teaching a class on game programming and the students wanted to use XNA. If your a non-technical person and don't know what I'm talking about, XNA is basically a game framework put out by Microsoft in order to promote indie game development on Windows. As stated previously, I'm a huge proponent of Mac gaming, and as such would never adopt XNA due to the fact that it locks you into Windows. I'll talk more about my game class in the coming days, till then, I'll be anticipating the Mac vs PC flameware on the forums.