Welcome, Creators!

Here we are at our 50th Creators Club Communiqué! It would seem that you amazing Xbox LIVE Indie Game (XBLIG) Creators have been busier than ever! We’ve found exciting things happening for XBLIGs all over the internet!

We announced Dream.Build.Play 2010 finalists! Congratulations to all that reached the top 20! Xona Games was kind enough to gather the videos for all the games in the Top 20 into one post!

We also announced the finalists in the Old Spice Challenge for Dream.Build.Play. Xbox LIVE users can now buy and/or vote for their favorite Old Spice branded game on their Xbox 360 console!

If you’re looking for more challenges and competitions to enter your XBLIG into you, should certainly check out IndieCade 2010! They opened for submissions April 5th!

In other exciting news for XBLIGs, UbiSoft subsidiary Gameloft announced that they are launching their new title Tank Battles (a port of their PlayStation Network title of the same name) on the Xbox LIVE Indie Games channel. You can read more about it on GamerBytes!

Last week, Gamepro.com interviewed Australian XBLIG developer Halfbrick Studios about their titles, how they’ve ported them to other platforms, and about their upcoming Xbox LIVE Arcade title, Raskulls!

Finally, Chris Brown from The Married Gamers.net wrote an opinion piece on why he feels Xbox LIVE Indie Games need Achievements. It is a well-balanced and reasonable piece worthy of checking out!

xxoo

~kathleen sanders

XNA Community Manager