Tag Archives: XNA Creators Club
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 | 08:11 BST
Microsoft will start selling user-created games on Xbox Live this autumn, the firm announced today, at three different prices – the equivalent of $2.50, $5 or $10.
Up to 70 percent of the revenue will be split with the games’ creators. As is already known, any game to make it to the store and be valid for sale will need to pass a peer-review system.
“Not only are we democratizing game development with Xbox Live Community Games later this year, but we’re creating an opportunity for aspiring developers,” said XNA tech boss, Chris Satchell.
Remember that you have to be a member of the XNA Creators Club to be able to make a game applicable for Live sale, and that costs $99 per year.
Big news. Loads more here.
Wed, May 21, 2008 | 11:49 BST
Microsoft’s announced that the beta for the Community Games on Xbox Live has entered closed beta.
Only premium members from the XNA Creators Club are eligible to take part at the moment, membership of which costs $99 per year.
Tue, May 20, 2008 | 12:01 BST
Speaking to GI, David Edery, Xbox Live Arcade’s worldwide portfolio planner, said that user-created games will set Xbox Live apart from its rivals.
“I certainly think from an innovation perspective it’s going to help us leapfrog the competition, effectively until they find a way to duplicate it, assuming they ever do,” he said.
“To some extent it will certainly help us have more innovative content than either of them, just by definition. With all this random stuff coming from the community, every once in a while there’s going to be a real gem in there that you just couldn’t have found otherwise, it wouldn’t have found its way on to a console.”
The XNA game-creation stuff for Live was announced at this year’s GDC and will go live later this year.
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 | 12:46 GMT
Look here. According to the Major:
Download the XNA Creators Club Game Launcher in order to play the special preview selection of game demos created by the community using XNA Game Studio. When your download is complete, go to the Games Library, select My Games, and navigate to the XNA Creators Club category along the top. From there, press Y to view, download, and play the available trial games for this limited period.
Limited period. Not so good. Take advantage of it, quick.