In this chapter we looked at how MonoGame implements the Game Loop
pattern within its
Game class. We also saw how the
Game class interacts with the
GameWindow class, which provides an abstraction of the operating system’s window representation. We saw how we can add our own custom code into the MonoGame game loop by overriding the
Game.Draw() methods, as well as the overriding
Game.LoadContent() to set up the game world.
We briefly explored ideas about performing physics calculations within that game world, as well as representing position and velocity of game actors with
Vector2 objects. We also touched on how MonoGame renders 2D games with 3D hardware, and used a
SpriteBatch instance to render a
Texture2D to the screen. Finally, we animated a bouncing ball using all of these ideas. The one aspect of the game loop we did not cover though, is input, which we’ll take a look at in the next chapter.