Using XNA Framework Starter Kits
An XNA Framework Starter Kit is a complete or near-complete, self-contained game that includes both game code and game assets. A starter kit is ready for you to load and build. Each kit comes with its own documentation, including descriptions of programming techniques, and suggestions for how it may be customized. A starter kit provides a great way to see a working XNA Framework game in action and to see what is possible using XNA Game Studio for game development.
To Load and Build an XNA Framework Starter Kit
From the File menu, click New, and then click New Project.
The New Project dialog box appears.
In Project types, under the Visual C# node, select XNA Game Studio 3.1.
The New Project dialog box displays the XNA Framework–specific project types.
Next, you need to select an XNA Framework Starter Kit project type.
Select an available starter kit and then click OK.
The selected starter kit loads into your version of Visual Studio.
To build and launch the starter kit project, press F5.