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Johann Dowa

XNATouch: Microsoft XNA Games Running On The iOS Platform

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Microsoft’s XNA has persevered and become popular with hobbyist game developers on the Windows and Xbox 360 platforms.   While I haven’t really fooled around with it much, I’ve always felt it would be nice to be able to develop XNA games that ran on the iPhone. A project known as XNATouch aims to make this possible.

Apple has spoken out against cross-platform development, but it appears that the MonoTouch project bringing C# to iOS development has persevered, and XNA Touch has been created for MonoTouch developers.  This has brought the ability to program 2D games using C# and XNA to the iPhone with 3D apparently in the works.  There is also a similar project for Android, so theoretically games would run on the iPhone, Android (through another open source project), and Microsoft platforms including the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform.

You can find the project here: XNATouch at Codeplex

The project is still in active development, and if you’re a hardcore XNA fan you will want to check it out.

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