XNA Game Studio Team Blog

XBLIG Program Announcement

Celebrating the past and embracing the future of indie gaming By: Chris Charla and Andy Dunn Post...

Author: jthany@hotmail.com Date: 09/09/2015

XBLIG Support

We are trying to create an updated list of users who are having issues logging into their XBLIG...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 04/30/2013

Want a better chance to get your title on the dashboard?

If so, it would help to send better art work to us. A common reason we cannot feature certain titles...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 03/12/2013

Win the opportunity to be mentored by Ian Livingstone OBE and Any Payne OBE along with a month’s free PR support with Microsoft’s “Power Up” competition!

Microsoft has launched a developer contest called 'PowerUp'. The competition is aimed at UK Inide...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 11/13/2012

The Xbox LIVE Indie Games portal Submission/Editing Issue Fix

There was an issue today with people not being able to submit, or edit games within the site. We...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 10/12/2012

Dream.Build.Play Winners!

Meet the 2012 Dream.Build.Play Challenge winners! Thank you for your hard work, congratulations on...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 08/31/2012

Dream.Build.Play Finalists

The games received for this year’s competition were phenomenal. Congratulations to the 40...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 08/22/2012

App Hub Maintenance

App Hub is currently offline. We expect the downtime tolast less than 24 hours. Rest assured our...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 08/06/2012

Happy New Year, Xbox LIVE Indie Games!

Welcome to 2012! We’re eager to see what our developers have in store for Xbox LIVE Indie...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 01/04/2012

Welcome to the New Xbox 360 Dashboard

Today is exciting. Why? Because today we welcome the newest update to the Xbox 360 dashboard. What...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 12/07/2011

New Games Developer Education on App Hub

Today, two brand-new educational items are available on App Hub for XNA Game Studio game developers,...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 07/07/2011

Dream.Build.Play 2011: Only Days Left to Submit!

This is a friendly reminder that the submission deadline for the Dream.Build.Play 2011 Challenge is...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 06/08/2011

Dream.Build.Play Registration Ends May 17th

The registration deadline for the Dream.Build.Play 2011 Challenge is quickly approaching. The...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 05/10/2011

Xbox LIVE Indie Games: New Control Your Game Release Feature

We're excited to announce a new feature on App Hub that we have added to the peer review system for...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 05/09/2011

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 04/28/2011

Updates to the Top Downloads Channel on Xbox LIVE Indie Games

To our Xbox LIVE Indie Games Community:We have recently made changes to the way games are chosen and...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 04/25/2011

Update on Indie Games Ratings

To our Xbox LIVE Indie Games Community: We’ve heard your feedback and have made some changes...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 04/18/2011

Gamefest 2011: Save the Dates!

Join us at Microsoft's annual conference for developers creating world-class entertainment for...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 04/13/2011

New "Spring Cleaning" Opportunity in WP7 Marketplace: For Games, Too!

If you're looking for opportunities to better merchandise and sell your XNA game in the Windows...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 04/05/2011

New Game Development Page and Tutorials on App Hub

App Hub today launches a game development landing page with guidance for beginning, amateur, and...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 04/04/2011

Gamefest 2011 - Open to All!

Gamefest is the premier Microsoft game development conference, bringing together top developers and...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 03/25/2011

“Kotaku’s Favorites” on Xbox LIVE Indie Games

"Kotaku’s Favorites" launches today as a new section on Xbox LIVE Indie Games. The list will...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 03/22/2011

Registration Now Open for Dream.Build.Play 2011 Challenge

The Dream.Build.Play Challenge is back, and we’re more excited than ever to see your ideas...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 02/28/2011

Peer Review Pipeline Closed for New XNA GS 3.1 Games or Updates on App Hub

App Hub has stopped accepting for peer review and playtest any game or game update that was made...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 02/08/2011

7 Days Left to Submit XNA GS 3.1 Games on App Hub

Until 11:59 PM PST on February 7th, 2011, developers creating games for Xbox LIVE Indie Games can...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 01/31/2011

14 Days Left to Submit XNA GS 3.1 Games on App Hub

Until 11:59 PM PST on February 7th, 2011, developers creating games for Xbox LIVE Indie Games can...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 01/24/2011

30 Days Left to Submit XNA Game Studio 3.1 Games to App Hub

Developers creating games for Xbox LIVE Indie Games using XNA Game Studio can currently submit games...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 01/08/2011

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,...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 12/16/2010

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 12/10/2010

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 12/02/2010

Announcing Dream.Build.Play 2011

We are proud to announce yet another round of Dream.Build.Play for year 2011. Are you ready to...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 12/01/2010

Indie Games Winter Uprising Begins this December

The Xbox LIVE Indie Games developer community is out in force this December with the Indie Games...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 11/22/2010

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 11/08/2010

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 11/08/2010

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 11/05/2010

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 11/03/2010

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 10/18/2010

XNA Game Studio 4.0 Submissions for Xbox LIVE Indie Games

With the unveiling of App Hub and the recently-launched XNA Game Studio Connect Beta for XNA Game...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 10/12/2010

XNA Creators Club Online Will be Down for Maintenance

CCO Downtime Under construction! We need to make some required updates to the CCO site, so XNA...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 10/04/2010

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,...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 09/29/2010

Update to Avatar Proportions in XNA Game Studio 4.0

With the launch of the next Xbox dashboard update will come a slight change to the proportions of...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 09/28/2010

Shawn Hargreaves and Charles Cox Talk XNA Game Studio on Channel 9

The XNA Game Studio Team's own Shawn Hargreaves and Charles Cox were in the studio recently to talk...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 09/28/2010

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 09/24/2010

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...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 09/23/2010

XNA Game Studio Connect Beta for 4.0 Released

A new Beta version of XNA Game Studio Connect is available today, and it works with XNA Game Studio...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 09/20/2010

Goodbye Girl

­­­­Hello, Amazing Creators! It has already been an exciting week for everyone! At...

Author: XNA Game Studio Developer Education Date: 09/17/2010

XNA Game Studio 4.0 Available for Download!

We are proud to announce that XNA Game Studio 4.0 is now available for you to download and start...

Author: Cookiecups Date: 09/16/2010

What about XNA Game Studio 4.0?

Earlier this month on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, Brandon Watson announced that the final...

Author: Cookiecups Date: 09/08/2010

Create Games for Windows Phone 7 – Weekly Roundup

Welcome to the first of many weekly round-ups for the “Create Games for Windows Phone 7”...

Author: Cookiecups Date: 08/30/2010

Creators Club Communiqué 57

Salut, Creators! This week several members of Team XNA got to attend Casual Connect in Seattle. This...

Author: Cookiecups Date: 07/22/2010

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