Learning XNA 4.0: Game Development for the PC, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone 7

Author: Aaron Reed
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by anonymous   2017-08-20

I found Learning XNA to be a great book. I've got 3.0, but 4.0 is now available which also has a section on Windows Phone 7. I can't imagine they're much different since it's the same author.

As obvious as it sounds, I find that people often overlook or underestimate the usefulness of the Content Catalog on AppHub. Not only from a technical POV, but they have Starter Kits which are useful to go through when learning how to structure the games.

For general game design, I've heard good things about The Art of Game Design. There may be helpful threads over at GameDev StackExchange.

There are some good resources on MSDN and some sessions at this year's MIX.