Creating a Project with Visual Studio for Mac
This guide will walk you through building a starter game with MonoGame using a Mac and Visual Studio for Mac.
It is assumed that you have already properly installed Visual Studio 2022 for Mac and MonoGame.
Start Visual Studio 2022 for Mac and select New on the right side.
Now you should see a "New Project" dialog pop up. From here, select the MonoGame > App category, then select MonoGame Cross Platform Desktop Project and click Next.
On the following dialog, type in a name for your project. For this tutorial, Pong will be used (note: project names cannot contain spaces). After you have entered the name, click on the Browse button next to the Location text field and choose the folder you want to save the project in. Finally, click Create to create a new project.
If everything went correctly, you should see a project named Pong open up like in the picture below. To run your game, simply press the big Play Button in the upper left corner, or press F5.
You should now see your game window running.
Next up: Understanding the Code