Director | XNA
As a gesture of thanks to our incredible community and especially those who have jumped on board the XNA Creators Club train earlier than others, we’ve extended each and every active XNA Creators Club membership that was active on March 5th by an additional 4 months. This free 4 month extension covers everyone who has purchased a membership to the XNA Creators Club since our launch back on December 11th of last year. This includes both the 4 month trial memberships as well as the 12 month annual ones.
We also were a little slower than intended in delivering against some of our community resources and assets as well as premium content and partner offerings. That is changing now however with the March 5th launch of the XNA Creators Club Online community site. We have a number of resources, starter kits and partner offerings lined up for release in the coming months. There’s plenty in store for our XNA Creators Club members who have purchased memberships and are looking for access to member-only benefits.
Thank you all for the great support and enthusiasm in using XNA Game Studio Express and passion for learning to create great games. The update to XNA Game Studio Express 1.0 is right around the corner and it’s a great release that brings quite a few enhancements and new features over our December 1.0 product. I’m looking forward to even more games being shared with our new Club Packaging format that allows binary games to be shared among Club members on both Windows and Xbox 360!
Finally – the Dream-Build-Play warm-up challenge yielded some amazing results. There’s still ample time remaining for those considering entering the main event. The submission deadline is July 2 which gives you a little more than 2 months to get cranking on your dream game. That’s more than enough time… right? After all, the best game will get awarded an Xbox Live Arcade publishing contract! Head on over to http://dreambuildplay.com for more information and to register to compete if you haven’t already.