It’s last week of February already! This is the month that cheats us out of a couple of days and leaves me feeling like I’m behind for the rest of the year. I’m having trouble keeping up with all the ways that Creators are finding to get the word out about their creations!
Creators have been getting more attention from various online media. Independent Games Festival Competition finalist Team Gambit was interviewed by Gamasutra this week. They discuss all sorts of stuff including their Xbox LIVE Community Game, CarneyVale: Showtime. The Gamasutra team also started a new blog called Gamerbytes. They discuss all manner of digital downloads including Xbox LIVE Community Games.
Xbox LIVE Community Games depends on you guys to help get the word out, too. Don’t be afraid to brag!
If you’re a student in the UK and looking to learn more about XNA with real-live people and like having fun you need to sign up and attend X48. It is a two-day game camp at the University of Derby, where student teams will develop games with XNA Game Studio 3.0. On the Friday morning, you’ll be given a theme and sent to the PC labs to code. X48 is supported by Microsoft, Channel 4, and The University of Derby, and is open to students from all over the UK – plus it is totally free!
Finally, early next week many of our beloved MVPs will be visiting for the annual MVP Summit. I’m really excited to meet many of them! We’re planning lots of fun things and good times.
XNA Community Manager