XBLIG Program Announcement

Celebrating the past and embracing the future of indie gaming By: Chris Charla and Andy Dunn Post Time: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5:17 p.m. PT   At Xbox, we have seen firsthand the magic that independent developers can bring to gamers worldwide. The reception to ID@Xbox on Xbox One has been fantastic, with more than 1,000 developers…


Dream.Build.Play Developer Twitter Chat on May 11

The registration deadline for the Dream.Build.Play 2011 Challenge is almost here. Are you ready to submit your prized project? Looking for some last minute tips on polishing your entry? Still haven’t nailed down a name for the game you’ve been working on for months? Join @XNACommunity and your fellow XNA Game Studio developers for a…


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…


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…


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:…


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…


New XNA Game Studio 4.0 Developer Education Content Available!

Today over at the XNA Creators Club Online, there’s a brand-new set of ten educational samples, articles, and training kits as part of the “Create Games for Windows Phone 7” series. It’s all available for free, and compatible with XNA Game Studio 4.0 and the Windows Phone Developer Tools. Some of them are cross-platform as…


Announcing Two-Day Windows Phone 7 Developer Training for Apps and Games!

Attention Creators! If you’re interested in building games (or apps) on Windows Phone 7, there’s a brand-new opportunity to get two days of hands-on training for free, including the opportunity to deploy and test on real Windows Phone 7 devices! Direct from the MSDN Events team: Experience two days of fast-paced learning and create high-demand…


Regarding the Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools

You may have seen the announcement earlier today about the upcoming Visual Basic CTP for the Windows Phone Developer Tools. This Community Technical Preview is an opportunity for developers to get an early preview of the Silverlight app-building experience for Windows Phone 7 using Visual Basic. To clarify, this Visual Basic CTP is for Silverlight…