New and Updated Windows and Xbox 360 Developer Education on App Hub!

Today, we are proud to announce a set of sample updates for XNA Game Studio developer education, released on App Hub. Several of your favorite samples and utilities have been upgraded to be compatible with XNA Game Studio 4.0. In addition, a brand-new rigid-body and skinned animation sample is available for download.   Custom Model…


New WP7 Games Educational Content on App Hub: Phase 3!

Today, a brand-new set of game development educational items are available on App Hub, in Phase 3 of the “Create Games for Windows Phone 7” educational series. In this release, you’ll find a grab-bag of new content, including a multi-platform tutorial and the popular Role Playing Game Starter Kit, now for Windows Phone 7. Check…


New HiDef Education and Avatar Samples for XNA Game Studio 4.0

Today, the full set of upgraded avatar samples and utilities for XNA Game Studio 4.0 are available for you to download on App Hub and use right away, including a brand-new Avatar Shadows sample. Additionally, explore performance tips and graphical capabilities with the new Graphics Profile Checker and Xbox 360 Performance Best Practices article. Read…


Announcing Dream.Build.Play 2011

We are proud to announce yet another round of Dream.Build.Play for year 2011. Are you ready to compete? Dream.Build.Play is a competition where you can create and submit your XNA Game Studio 4.0 game for Xbox 360 to win prizes, including the chance to have your game featured on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Registration will open…


Indie Games Winter Uprising Begins this December

The Xbox LIVE Indie Games developer community is out in force this December with the Indie Games Winter Uprising. More than a dozen titles are planned to be released on the Xbox LIVE Indie Games service in the first week of December. The games released are from veteran developers and newcomers, range in price from…


XBLIG: 4.0 Submission Now Open on App Hub!

The Xbox LIVE Indie Games Submission pipeline on App Hub is now open for Xbox 360 games made using XNA Game Studio 4.0. You can submit your XNA Game Studio 4.0 games for Xbox 360 to the Peer Review process on App Hub right away. For XNA Game Studio 3.1 games still in development, you…


New Developer Education for WP7 Games Today on App Hub

Today, as part of the Create Games for Windows Phone 7 Educational Series on App Hub, we’re proud to announce the launch of nine brand-new educational items to make your Windows Phone 7 games even better.   Check out the Educational Roadmap to download these and other great educational items. Here’s what you’ll find there:…


XNA Game Studio Connect 4.0 and XBLIG Submission Update

This evening, the final version of XNA Game Studio Connect 4.0 will be released. At that time, you will be able to deploy and debug games made in XNA Game Studio 3.1 and 4.0 as described in this earlier post. The Xbox LIVE Indie Games submission pipeline for games made in XNA Game Studio 4.0…


XBLIG: 4.0 Submission Opens on App Hub This Friday

The day is almost here! This Friday, the final version of XNA Game Studio Connect 4.0 will be released, and with it, the submission pipeline for Xbox LIVE Indie Games made in XNA Game Studio 4.0 will open! On that day, you can start submitting your XNA Game Studio 4.0 games for Xbox 360 to…


New WP7 Games Educational Content on App Hub: Performance!

Today, as part of the Create Games for Windows Phone 7 Educational Series on App Hub, we’re proud to announce the launch of a brand-new set of six educational items to help you get peak performance as you develop your Windows Phone 7 games.   Check out the Educational Roadmap to download these and other…