Some time ago I blogged about about an Imagine Cup Entry called Drizzle built by a bunch of guys at Huddersfield University. What I failed to mention is that they had previously built a game called Yo-Ho Kablammo which scored them second place in the Dream Build Play competition and a publishing contract for Xbox Live Arcade.
Huddersfield University is unique in that it has a game studio on campus, it’s called Canalside Studios and is staffed by students. Yo-Ho was built by the guys whilst on placement at Canalside.
XNA is a great platform for building casual games and with the launch of Xbox Live Indie Games it’s easy to publish your creations and earn some cold hard cash.