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XNA Community Games Thread--Check out OP for January's Games, Top 10, & Master List


#1 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:47 AM

Welcome to the Community Games Thread!

January's Games:
Air Legends (Racing & Flying) Price: 200 MS Points (1/3/09)...X
A.I.R. Play (Sports & Recreation) Price: 400 MS Points (1/7/09)...X
Altar of Gems (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (1/8/09)...X
Bat-L-Blocks (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/14/09)...X
BounceCrazy (Sports & Recreation) Price: 200 MS Points (1/26/09)...X
Chromatism (Racing & Flying) Price: 200 MS Points (1/13/09)...X
*Don't Fear The Sweeper (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/28/09)...X
Exhaust (Racing & Flying) Price: 400 MS Points (1/14/09)...X
*Fields - Soldier of Time (Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (1/27/09)...X
Fishbowl (Family) Price: 200 MS Points (1/20/09)...X
Foosball For Two (Sports & Recreation) Price: 200 MS Points (1/11/09)...X
*A Game of Tennis (Classics) Price: 200 MS Points (1/31/09)...X
*Grid Chasers (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (1/31/09)...X
Groov (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (1/9/09)...X
Happyface (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/3/09)...X
Landmark (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/4/09)...X
Ocean Scenes (Other) Price: 200 MS Points (1/20/09)...X
The Perfect Match (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (1/18/09)...X
Planet Panic! (Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (1/1/09)...X
Poker Squares (Card & Board) Price: 200 MS Points (1/14/09)...X
RC-AirSim (Racing & Flying) Price: 200 MS Points (1/20/09)...X
Revenge of the Ball (Action & Adventure) Price: 200 MS Points (1/26/09)...X
*Rumble Massage (Other) Price: 200 MS Points (1/27/09)...X
*Simply HangMan (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/29/09)...X
*Slime Volleyball, 2.5D (Classics) Price: 200 MS Points (1/31/09)...X
Sol Invasion (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (1/21/09)...X
Sudoku X (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/7/09)...X
Toxic (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/18/09)...X
Valhyre (Shooter) Price: 800 MS Points (1/20/09)...X
World Revolution (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (1/6/09)...X

February's Games:
*Brain Deluxe (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 800 MS Points (2/3/09)...X
*A Wizard's Odyssey (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (2/1/09)...X

Top Ten List at XBLARatings.com as of 1/24/09
1. Classicard (Card & Board) Price: 400 MS Points (11/22)...X
2. Biology Battle (Action & Adventure) Price: 800 MS Points (11/19)...X
3. CarneyVale Showtime (Platformer) Price: 400 MS Points (12/22)...X
4. Blow (Other) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
5. CaveIn - Miner Rescue Team (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (12/17)...X
6. Ultratron (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (12/25)...X
7. Johnny Platform's Biscuit Romp (Platformer) Price: 200 MS Points (12/26)...X
8. Weapon of Choice (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
9. Easy Golf (Sports & Recreation) Price: 800 MS Points (11/20)...X
10. DUOtrix (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X

Master List:
Title (Genre) ............................. Price: (release date)....RATE IT!
Aaron's Ping-Pong (Classics) Price: 200 MS Points (11/24)...X
Abstacked (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Aceball (Classics) Price: 200 MS Points (12/29)...X
Adventurer Pets HD (Action & Adventure)Price: 200 MS Points (12/6)...X
Air Legends (Racing & Flying) Price: 200 MS Points (1/3/09)...X
A.I.R. Play (Sports & Recreation) Price: 400 MS Points (1/7/09)...X
A Kitchen Sink War (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (11/27)...X
Alien Ambush (Classics) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Altar of Gems (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (1/8/09)...X
Amazing Wizard (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (12/31)...X
Arriba! (Educational) Price: 200 MS Points (11/22)...X
Artoon (Platformer) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Audiball (Music) Price: 200 MS Points (11/20)...X
Bad Atom Episode 1 (Action & Adventure)Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Bat-L-Blocks (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/14/09)...X
Beat It! (Family) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Beat it: The Christmas Edition (Music) Price: 200 MS Points (12/24)...X
Being (Platformer) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Biology Battle (Action & Adventure) Price: 800 MS Points (11/19)...X
Bloc (Action & Adventure) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Block Fight! (Classics) Price: 200 MS Points (12/25)...X
Blow (Other) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Bomber Boing (Fighting) Price: 400 MS Points (12/10)...X
BounceCrazy (Sports & Recreation) Price: 200 MS Points (1/26/09)...X
*Brain Deluxe (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 800 MS Points (2/3/09)...X
Brain Party (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
CarneyVale Showtime (Platformer) Price: 400 MS Points (12/22)...X
CaveIn - Miner Rescue Team (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (12/17)...X
Chromatism (Racing & Flying) Price: 200 MS Points (1/13/09)...X
Classicard (Card & Board) Price: 400 MS Points (11/22)...X
The Collector (Other) Price: 200 MS Points (12/29)...X
Colosseum (Fighting) Price: 800 MS Points (11/19)...X
Constrictor (Other) Price: 400 MS Points (12/29)...X
Cosmos (Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (12/15)...X
Couples Sudoku (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (12/8)...X
Crystal Crush (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (11/20)...X
Cubage (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Dokee the Dog and the Musical Rain (Family) Price: 400 MS Points (11/20)...X
*Don't Fear The Sweeper (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/28/09)...X
DUOtrix (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Drift (Other) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Dr. Popper (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (12/19)...X
Easy Golf (Sports & Recreation) Price: 800 MS Points (11/20)...X
Endless Swarm (Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Exhaust (Racing & Flying) Price: 400 MS Points (1/14/09)...X
Exisled (Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (11/21)...X
EZMuze Break and House edition (music) Price: 200 MS Points (12/19)...X
FallDown (Action & Adventure)Price: 400 MS Points (12/20)...X
Fatal Abyss (Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (11/20)...X
*Fields - Soldier of Time (Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (1/27/09)...X
Fireplace (Other) Price: 400 MS Points (12/21)...X
Fishbowl (Family) Price: 200 MS Points (1/20/09)...X
Foosball For Two (Sports & Recreation) Price: 200 MS Points (1/11/09)...X
Fruit Attack (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Fuel Depot 360 (Action & Adventure) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Funky Punch XL (Fighting) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Galax-e-mail (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
*A Game of Tennis (Classics) Price: 200 MS Points (1/31/09)...X
Garrett the Slug (Action & Adventure) Price: 200 MS Points (11/21)...X
Golden Royal Blackjack (Card & Board) Price: 200 MS Points (12/5)...X
GraphSpacer (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (12/17)...X
*Grid Chasers (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (1/31/09)...X
Groov (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (1/9/09)...X
Happyface (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/3/09)...X
Head Banger(music) Price: 200 MS Points (11/29)...X
Hexothermic (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (12/19)...X
Hive (strategy and simulation) Price: 200 MS Points (11/28)...X
Indirian Solitaire (Card & Board) Price: 400 MS Points (12/29)...X
In the Pit (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Johnny Platform's Biscuit Romp (Platformer) Price: 200 MS Points (12/26)...X
Joint Strike Future (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (12/29)...X
Ladybird Galaxy (Action & Adventure)Price: 200 MS Points (12/5)...X
Landmark (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/4/09)...X
Light Catcher (Other) Price: 200 MS Points (12/15)...X
Lines (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Loot, Steal 'n Destroy (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Machiavelli's Ascent (Platformer) Price: 200 MS Points (12/29)...X
Max The Frog (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (11/27)...X
Melvin's Meltdown (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (12/23)...X
MemoStomp (Family) Price: 400 MS Points (11/24)...X
Monaco 360 - retro racing (Racing & Flying) Price: 200 MS Points (11/29)...X
No Frills Sudoku (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (11/20)...X
Nuke Your Neighbor (Card & Board) Price: 400 MS Points (12/31)...X
Ocean Scenes (Other) Price: 200 MS Points (1/20/09)...X
Oh Snap (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (11/24)...X
Organon (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Pain Ball (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (11/20)...X
Pastry Wars (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (11/24)...X
The Perfect Match (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (1/18/09)...X
Petank Party (Sports & Recreation) Price: 800 MS Points (12/6)...X
Planet Delta (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (11/20)...X
Planet Panic! (Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (1/1/09)...X
Plasma Spheres (Platformer) Price: 400 MS Points (11/30)...X
Poker Ball (Card & Board) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Poker Squares (Card & Board) Price: 200 MS Points (1/14/09)...X
Puzzle DeFusion (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (12/23)...X
Quarx (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (12/29)...X
RC-AirSim (Racing & Flying) Price: 200 MS Points (1/20/09)...X
Revenge of the Ball (Action & Adventure) Price: 200 MS Points (1/26/09)...X
reTension (Card & Board) Price: 200 MS Points (12/28)...X
Retro One (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (12/8)...X
Rift (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
RPaints (Other) Price: 200 MS Points (12/5)...X
*Rumble Massage (Other) Price: 200 MS Points (1/27/09)...X
Satellites (Card & Board) Price: 200 MS Points (11/21)...X
Sea Blast (Action & Adventure)Price: 200 MS Points (12/15)...X
Shed (Card & Board) Price: 200 MS Points (12/5)...X
Shoot The Rocks (Classics) Price: 200 MS Points (12/27)...X
*Simply HangMan (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/29/09)...X
sin(Surfing) (Sports & Recreation) Price: 200 MS Points (11/20)...X
*Slime Volleyball, 2.5D (Classics) Price: 200 MS Points (1/31/09)...X
Smashell (Platformer) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Snake360 (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (11/20)...X
Snowman's Dilemma (Family) Price: 200 MS Points (11/22)...X
Solicheck (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (12/30)...X
Sol Invasion (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (1/21/09)...X
SpaceCombat(Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
StarField (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (12/20)...X
Starpilot (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (11/22)...X
Sudoku X (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/7/09)...X
Swords & Monsters(role playing) Price: 200 MS Points (11/28)...X
Tail Gun Charlie(Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Torino-X (strategy and simulation) Price: 200 MS Points (12/5)...X
Totem (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
Tower Revolution (strategy and simulation) Price: 400 MS Points (12/6)...X
Toxic (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 200 MS Points (1/18/09)...X
Type Attacks (Educational) Price: 200 MS Points (12/18)...X
UAV Wars (Action & Adventure) Price: 200 MS Points (11/19)...X
Ultratron (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (12/25)...X
Valhyre (Shooter) Price: 800 MS Points (1/20/09)...X
Weapon of Choice (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
*A Wizard's Odyssey (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (2/1/09)...X
Word Soup (Puzzle & Trivia) Price: 400 MS Points (11/19)...X
World Molder (Platformer) Price: 200 MS Points (12/6)...X
World Revolution (Shooter) Price: 200 MS Points (1/6/09)...X
Writer's Block (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (12/19)...X
ZSX4 Guitarpocalypse (Fighting) Price: 200 MS Points (11/24)...X

Total Games: 135



Games Made By Cags:


Posted ImageAudiball(Music) Price: 200 MS Points (11/20) by Link42
Posted ImageBiology Battle (Action & Adventure) Price: 800 MS Points (11/19) by novaleaf
Posted ImageFatal Abyss (Shooter) Price: 400 MS Points (11/20) by JJJJJS (who has posted some videos here.)
Posted ImageSnake360 (Action & Adventure) Price: 400 MS Points (11/20) by yyr




F.A.Q.'s
Achievements:
Live Community Games do not have achievements that count toward your gamerscore.

Demos:

Each game includes a "demo" that are time constricted trials that are often too short to make a decision on the game. It was four minutes long, but now it is eight. Source.

Pricing:

How much will Community Games sell for? Creators can chose to sell games for 200, 400 or 800 MS points. The maximum size limit for 200 point games is 50 MB. For 400 and 800 points games the max size is 150 MB.

Do I have to be online to play Community Games?
You have to be online to start your Community Game. After you start the game you can go offline. This is said to be so Microsoft can verify that you are of an appropriate age to play the game you selected.

Will I get updates for community games?
As of right now there is no way for community game creators to update their game without posting an updated version of their game and people downloading the updated version.

Why don't any of the community games have leaderboards?
Outside of online play, XNA creators cannot send or receive information through their game. This means no leaderboards.

Edit:

Hey m3talst0rm, you are wrong about the "no leaderboards"... well kind of wrong.

My game (Biology Battle) has fully functional leaderboards, for XBox Live Gold members at least (sorry silver members, msft wont let me give them to you).

Now for the obvious question: "WTF, msft said no leaderboards!!! how does Biology BAttle do it?!?"

Well I'm a developer, so I wrote a gurrilla solution. My leaderboard is all done via P2P networking. When you get a highscore, it connects to all available players and sync's the topscore data. I leave my xbox running as a psudo-server, to make sure that everyone who plays can sync up with at least one xbox (that has a full record of the topscores)

Kind of unfortunate, but msft made me rename the "Leaderboard" to be "Global Topscore list" under threat of delisting my game.. and same thing with achievements (renamed to Trophies... i guess sony will sue me now)


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Interesting Links:


*General Info:
http://creators.xna....ECommunityGames

http://catalog.xna.c...mescatalog.aspx

http://creators.xna....S/XBLCG_is_Live has a nice article with a brief description of all the launch games.

D4rkewolfe says: For info on the games you can go here http://marketplace.x....talog.aspx?d=7


*Reviews and Opinions:

Quality reviews but only over the demos:
XNPlay: Xna Community Games News and Reviews


Community reviews:
http://www.xblaratings.com/xna-ratings

http://gameroutfit.com/wordpress/

Articles:
XNA Community Games - What You'll Be Playing On Day 1, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
http://www.gamerbyte..._and_crysta.php

Destructiod XNA Community Review Challenge....give them points and they'll review your game.

Looks like thegamereviews.com is putting together a segment called "From the Garage" that promises to "steer clear of the garbage and point you in the direction of treasure" when reviewing community games. Their first review is of Biology Battle by novaleaf. Check it out here.


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Please give suggestions to make this thread more accessible.

Suggestions Given:
Links to description of games (in progress)

Edited by m3talst0rm, 04 February 2009 - 02:28 AM.


#2 homeland   woman wooh man CAGiversary!   2804 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:51 AM

it was mine as well!. Last year when they released the demos during E3 i believe my 360 had just RROD so i missed that.. of course my 360 is about to die again, but at least I get to try some xna games before it completely craps out on me.

#3 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:51 AM

I'm trying to play Weapon of Choice and it's telling me that my parent should check my profile and make sure I'm not restricted.

I called my mom and she got scared cause she had no idea what I was talking about.

j.k...how do I fix this? I couldn't find a profile setting for it.

#4 JJSP   Not Broke, Just Bent CAGiversary!   10013 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:54 AM

If you could possibly find a link for the games or some sort of short description for each one, that would be fantastic.

Excellent work, OP. Looking forward to these as well.

#5 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68367 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:17 AM

A few of the community games mention having achievements, but are they real ones or just in-game ones that don't add to your gamerscore?

#6 fart_bubble   A fart that says "Ni" CAGiversary!   9803 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

fart_bubble

Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:38 AM

I really dig Blow. Its a simple puzzle game where you place fans around the game board so it blows bubbles through gates while missing obstacles. I think its worth the 400 points

Also, I don't dig the fact that there are quite a few charging 800 points out of the gate. They suck but I hope this isn't a sign to come with more and more people trying to charge $10 for their game

#7 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:42 AM

A few of the community games mention having achievements, but are they real ones or just in-game ones that don't add to your gamerscore?


On the xna site, in the faqs, it says: Can I give out Achievements and Gamerscore in my community-created title? No. Achievements are reserved for commercial games.

So, I would assume that the mentioned achievements are just in-game ones that do not affect your gamerscore.

#8 D4rkewolfe   Henshin a Gomu-Gomu Baby! CAGiversary!   2373 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

D4rkewolfe

Posted 20 November 2008 - 02:55 AM

Here are the prices. For info on the games you can go here http://marketplace.x...atalog.aspx?d=7

Abstacked Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Alien Ambush Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Artoon Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Bad Atom Episode 1 Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Beat It! Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Being Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Biology Battle Price: 800 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Bloc Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Blow Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Brain Party Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Colosseum Price: 800 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Cubage Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Drift Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
DOUtrix Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Endless Swarm Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Fruit Attack Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Fuel Depot 360 Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Funky Punch XL Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Galax-e-mail Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
In the Pit Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Lines Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Loot, Steal 'n Destroy Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Organon Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Poker Ball Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Rift Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Smashell Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
SpaceCombat Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Tail Gun Charlie Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Totem Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
UAV Wars Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Weapon of Choice Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Word Soup Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)

#9 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:08 AM

Here are the prices. For info on the games you can go here http://marketplace.x...atalog.aspx?d=7

Abstacked Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Alien Ambush Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Artoon Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Bad Atom Episode 1 Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Beat It! Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Being Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Biology Battle Price: 800 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Bloc Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Blow Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Brain Party Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Colosseum Price: 800 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Cubage Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Drift Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
DOUtrix Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Endless Swarm Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Fruit Attack Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Fuel Depot 360 Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Funky Punch XL Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Galax-e-mail Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
In the Pit Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Lines Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Loot, Steal 'n Destroy Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Organon Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Poker Ball Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Rift Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Smashell Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
SpaceCombat Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Tail Gun Charlie Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Totem Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
UAV Wars Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Weapon of Choice Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)
Word Soup Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/19)



Awesome! Thanks a ton.

#10 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   4393 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:16 AM

Not trying to knock on the devs for these games, but of the 8 or so games I played, I felt like I could have played very similar flash games for free.

#11 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:35 AM

I really dig Blow. Its a simple puzzle game where you place fans around the game board so it blows bubbles through gates while missing obstacles. I think its worth the 400 points

Also, I don't dig the fact that there are quite a few charging 800 points out of the gate. They suck but I hope this isn't a sign to come with more and more people trying to charge $10 for their game


Blow sounds fun....I'm going to download the demo and see if I can get into it.

I only see two titles that cost the 800 points. Now, from what I understand, there were more titles up for those in the nxe preview but some have been taken down (I could be completely wrong about that.) Is that the case or were those two 800 point games so horrible for you that it seemed like quite a few ;)

From the previews I have played the price points seem reasonable...but I haven't tried the 800 point games yet.

#12 fart_bubble   A fart that says "Ni" CAGiversary!   9803 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

fart_bubble

Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:39 AM

I only see two titles that cost the 800 points. Now, from what I understand, there were more titles up for those in the nxe preview but some have been taken down (I could be completely wrong about that.) Is that the case or were those two 800 point games so horrible for you that it seemed like quite a few ;)

From the previews I have played the price points seem reasonable...but I haven't tried the 800 point games yet.


Just me thinking a couple of games being more expensive than they really are....I'm looking at you Weapon Of Choice and In The Pit

#13 JJSP   Not Broke, Just Bent CAGiversary!   10013 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:58 AM

Loot, Steal, Destroy looks fun. Has anyone given it a shot?

#14 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:07 AM

Loot, Steal, Destroy looks fun. Has anyone given it a shot?


I downloaded the trial, but it said I needed two players to play and I didn't see any option to use someone from live. I deleted it.

I've had some fun with bloc. I'll probably purchase it (only 200 points). You control a circle that is divided into four quadrants: yellow, red, green, and blue. You move this circle around and try to shoot blocks that are crossing the screen. The challenge is that the blocks are the same color as the quadrants and you must shoot the block with its color to destroy it. If you run into a block you loose a quadrant. You can gain powerups....one will allow you to destroy any block no matter the quadrant you shoot it with (kind of a super star). Pretty fun IMO.

Edited by m3talst0rm, 20 November 2008 - 05:18 AM.


#15 fart_bubble   A fart that says "Ni" CAGiversary!   9803 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

fart_bubble

Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:30 PM

out of what was released yesterday, these are the ones I'm digging

Artoon
Being
Biology Battle
Blow
Colosseum
DOUtrix
Endless Swarm
Galax-E-Mail
Lines
Pokerball

#16 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2008 - 12:59 AM

I had fun with the little time I had with the demos of Blow, Weapon of Choice, DOUtrix, Smashell and Galax-e-mail. I'm gonna get the 200 point titles in that list for sure. I'm not digging the fact that you have to be online to play community games, If I purchase a game I want to beable to take my system to a friends house and play these games without worrying about a internet connection.

#17 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2008 - 03:26 AM

10 games added to the community games marketplace.


*Audiball Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/20)
*Crystal Crush Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/20)
*Dokee the Dog and the Musical Rain Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/20)
*Easy Golf Price: 800 Microsoft Points (11/20)
*Fatal Abyss Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/20)
*No Frills Sudoku Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/20)
*Pain Ball Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/20)
*Planet Delta Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/20)
*sin(Surfing) Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/20)
*Snake360 Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/20)

#18 fart_bubble   A fart that says "Ni" CAGiversary!   9803 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:33 AM

that Snake360 is the game made by a CAG member

#19 novaleaf   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:31 AM

I'm the dev of Biology Battle, you guys should check it out if you are a fan of shmups or want a party game (there are 12 multiplayer games in it)

the demo restrictions msft puts on me are pretty lame tho (they force 4 minute demos on all CG developers). But I hope you can get a feel for the game after a few tries. i'm sure you'll find it worth while.

#20 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:08 AM

Three new titles today...

*Exisled Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/21)
*Satellites Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/21)
*Garrett the Slug Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/21)

#21 yyr   XBLIG Developer CAGiversary!   122 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2008 - 03:13 PM

Hi, I'm the developer of Snake360. I actually announced it here a few weeks back.

The trial mode of the game currently crashes when the 4-minute time limit expires. The full version is unaffected. We were unable to test the "time expired" screen because it doesn't show up outside of the final, published version! =\

I have already submitted a revised version that should hopefully fix the problem, but it won't be up until at least Sunday. I just wanted to inform as many people as possible.

Please enjoy Snake360...I really think it's one of the best experiences on Community Games!

#22 fart_bubble   A fart that says "Ni" CAGiversary!   9803 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 08:47 PM

I bought Lines. Awesome little puzzle game though the way that the leaderboards is handled sucks. They give you a code that you have to enter at their site (can community games have actual leaderboards through Live?).

#23 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2008 - 11:17 PM

I bought Lines. Awesome little puzzle game though the way that the leaderboards is handled sucks. They give you a code that you have to enter at their site (can community games have actual leaderboards through Live?).


Check out the FAQs in the 1st post;)

Short answer: No leaderboards for community games...in fact I read the lines' leaderboards are as good as they get.

Something else that sucks: You have to be online for these games to play.

#24 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:01 AM

Two More games

*Snowman's DilemmaPrice: 200 Microsoft Points (11/22)
*Arriba! Price: 200 Microsoft Points (11/22)



Edit: Here's another one:

*Classicard Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/22)

and another:

*Starpilot Price: 400 Microsoft Points (11/22)

Edited by m3talst0rm, 22 November 2008 - 07:50 PM.


#25 Link42   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2008 - 07:34 PM

Hey, I'm one of the developers of Audiball. It can be played with a guitar controller, but a regular Xbox controller works just as well. Please check out the trial and let me know what you think!

#26 novaleaf   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   4 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:20 AM

Check out the FAQs in the 1st post;)

Short answer: No leaderboards for community games...in fact I read the lines' leaderboards are as good as they get.

Something else that sucks: You have to be online for these games to play.


Hey m3talst0rm, you are wrong about the "no leaderboards"... well kind of wrong.

My game (Biology Battle) has fully functional leaderboards, for XBox Live Gold members at least (sorry silver members, msft wont let me give them to you).

Now for the obvious question: "WTF, msft said no leaderboards!!! how does Biology BAttle do it?!?"

Well I'm a developer, so I wrote a gurrilla solution. My leaderboard is all done via P2P networking. When you get a highscore, it connects to all available players and sync's the topscore data. I leave my xbox running as a psudo-server, to make sure that everyone who plays can sync up with at least one xbox (that has a full record of the topscores)

Kind of unfortunate, but msft made me rename the "Leaderboard" to be "Global Topscore list" under threat of delisting my game.. and same thing with achievements (renamed to Trophies... i guess sony will sue me now)

Anyway, I think it's OK, i understand their marketing point of view.

My big problem with the community games is the restrictive 4 minute trial msft forces all us developers to have. I wrote Biology Battle to have a richly featured, fun 15 minute trial experience. How the hell am I going to convince people my game is worth 800 points (the highest price of all the community games mind you), if I only have 4 minutes total before the player gets booted to the dashboard... it's a tough sell in 4 minutes. So far, I havent heard anyone say "Biology Battle isnt worth the price!" but I have heard people say "I'm not sure, is Biology Battle worth the price?"

Anyway, I know I rant, but this game cost me quite a bit to write (100k USD over 1 year), so I need to be able to recoup my costs if i want to keep writing games... and I admit I'm a bit paniced about the trial mode restriction :cry:

#27 shady859   Big Blue Nation CAGiversary!   7283 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:12 AM

So it's been several days now.... What are the good games to check out? I downloaded snake because I remembered someone here made it. Haven't tried it yet though.. Will check out a few more posted here but yea i'm lazy and it takes me forever to check out a "normal" demo usually unless it's something i'm already looking forward to.

#28 fart_bubble   A fart that says "Ni" CAGiversary!   9803 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 08:43 AM

novaleaf, I really dig your game. I'll be picking it up sometime soon. Its pretty much like what I was hoping at least one mode in Geometry Wars 2 would be.

I do have a question and you don't have to give specific numbers but since it is one of the 800 point games, I'm curious if you could kill my cat by telling me on how well its been selling?

#29 m3talst0rm   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1058 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:11 PM

Hey m3talst0rm, you are wrong about the "no leaderboards"... well kind of wrong.

My game (Biology Battle) has fully functional leaderboards, for XBox Live Gold members at least (sorry silver members, msft wont let me give them to you).

Now for the obvious question: "WTF, msft said no leaderboards!!! how does Biology BAttle do it?!?"

Well I'm a developer, so I wrote a gurrilla solution. My leaderboard is all done via P2P networking. When you get a highscore, it connects to all available players and sync's the topscore data. I leave my xbox running as a psudo-server, to make sure that everyone who plays can sync up with at least one xbox (that has a full record of the topscores)

Kind of unfortunate, but msft made me rename the "Leaderboard" to be "Global Topscore list" under threat of delisting my game.. and same thing with achievements (renamed to Trophies... i guess sony will sue me now)

Anyway, I think it's OK, i understand their marketing point of view.

My big problem with the community games is the restrictive 4 minute trial msft forces all us developers to have. I wrote Biology Battle to have a richly featured, fun 15 minute trial experience. How the hell am I going to convince people my game is worth 800 points (the highest price of all the community games mind you), if I only have 4 minutes total before the player gets booted to the dashboard... it's a tough sell in 4 minutes. So far, I havent heard anyone say "Biology Battle isnt worth the price!" but I have heard people say "I'm not sure, is Biology Battle worth the price?"

Anyway, I know I rant, but this game cost me quite a bit to write (100k USD over 1 year), so I need to be able to recoup my costs if i want to keep writing games... and I admit I'm a bit paniced about the trial mode restriction :cry:



Thanks for the info and the opinion on the 4 minute trials which I totally agree btw. I hope you keep posting and let us know about your progress with recouping your costs.

#30 Viva Las Vegas   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1818 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:03 PM

Great idea and there seems to be a decent amount of them up. Is there any site that has reviews of them?
So far Word Soup is my favorite out of the three I've tried.