Books and CD-ROM Content

If you have actually obtained a copy of the book you will have noticed that it does not have any CD-ROMs with the source code on them. This is not as advertised on some book sites. I am really very sorry about this. The book was originally going to be shipped with copies of XNA and Visual Studio on CD-ROMs, but this was not possible in the end.

You  can get the companion content for the book from here. (thanks ed)

I am terribly sorry about all this. I just hope that you still consider the book (and this site) worth it.

Madness at Microsoft

Microsoft seem to have caught the silly bug, in a most wonderful way. Thanks to a new initiative called DreamSpark, students can now get their hands on free versions of Visual Studio 2008, Windows Server 2005, Expression Studio and.... wait for it.... XNA subscriptions.

Yes, if you are a student who wants to write silly games for your Xbox 360 you can now get a one year Creators Club membership for nothing. Oh to be young again....

You can also catch an interview with Bill Gates about DreamSpark here.

Silliness at GDC 08

I wrote an XNA Program that does nothing but print this. Silly eh?

Very Silly Games is at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. If you want to meet up with the silly person behind all this, send an email to with your contact details and we could meet up for a silly chat.


Welcome to a world of silliness. Ever wanted to race your Xbox 360 gamepads? Indulge in silly sixteeen 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.