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Dream-Build-Play winners announced

Kicking off the Gamefest 2007 festivities, Microsoft announced the top four prize winning entries into the Dream-Build-Play contest with each winning some cash and an invite to have their game published to the XBLA. The top two winning entries ending up being the badminton inspired Blazing Birds and the stylized adventure that is The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai. The two other runner up entries Gravitron Ultra and Yo Ho Kablammo! were also selected both receiving an invite to have their game published to the Arcade. Screenshots from all four games can be viewed on the official Dream-Build-Play contest page here, so you can pick your favorites based on how photogenic they are.

Dream-Build-Play contest finalists announced


The XNA Creator's Club sponsored Dream-Build-Play contest, a contest in which XNA developers create a game in hopes of getting it published to the XBLA, just announced the twenty finalists moving onto the next round. Among the top twenty are some beautiful games (HurricaneX PC and Burning Angels), some that are quirky (Viduce) and some that are very jolly (Big Sky). And soon the top three winning XNA games will be announced on August 13th during Gamefest 2007 when we'll get to see which game will be making its way to the XBLA. Long live XNA, huzzah!

[Thanks, Cryovat]

Video: slick XNA game in progress


Dave Weller, XNA's official guru, pointed out an impressive demo of what XNA can do in skilled hands. Found on a Japanese website (in English here), the game is a 3D shooter and it looks very nice for a home brew project. The game's website includes multiple screen shots and videos of the game as it progresses in development. While the game includes some placeholder graphics and looks somewhat generic, it's important to note that everything you see has been accomplished in only a month's time. It's part of the previously announced Dream-Build-Play contest, so we may be hearing about it again. Check out the video after the break.

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