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


#61 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68378 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:10 PM

This is intentional. The creator even mentions you can beat it in a second in the description.

The game is also offered for free on the developers website, unfortunately to put a game up on Live the lowest cost a game can have is 200 point.

For those sort of put off by reading about Kitchen Sink Wars or Swords & Monsters there are some really good games also on the service.

Weapon of Choice is just a fantastic Contra style side scrolling shooter. It's amazng only one person created this game. Just 400 points

Biology Battle is great if you like Geometry Wars, it's more like the first Geo Wars since there are power ups. There are a lot of unique enemy types in the game. This is one of the more expensive at 800.

Head Banger is 200 points, and you can use the guitar. It's pretty much a guitar hero style game, only instead of seeing a guy play guitar as you play, there's a guy on stage banging his head. It's also pretty challenging, though it uses no licensed tracks.

Audiball is a pretty cool puzzle style game that uses the guitar, is 200 points as well, but it takes a little bit to get used to the game.

Loot, Steal, Destroy is a fun multiplayer party game that's pirate themed and is 400 points.

I've been trying them all out.

I know that it's mentioned in the description, but I figured that there had to be some hook to it if they were actually trying to sell it anyway.

#62 Whipt   Do I have some on my face CAGiversary!   1305 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:22 PM

It think it's mostly as a way for people to donate cash if they liked it. As you mentioned, you can beat the game several time in just the demo.

#63 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68378 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:33 PM

Yeah, seems like a charity case, though it doesn't mean it's a good or clever game. I'd advise that it be avoided at all costs.

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

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 08:30 PM

Kind of surprised that nothing new hasn't been released on the service in almost a week. We got 60 games in a span of 2 weeks and then bam, nothing but a few game updates

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

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 04:55 AM

two new card games

Golden Royal Blackjack for 200 points

Shed for 200 points

edit:

I just got done playing the two games.

Blackjack is what you would expect it to be. Basic program with some unlockables. I accidentally bought it but its not that bad for 200 points. As soon as it is actually on the service (its on the Xbox site but not on the console), hopefully it sprouts a nice community. If you dig blackjack, its a pretty good buy.

Shed is kind of cool, I could see it being a really good party game but the presentation on it is really bad but thankfully, its a card game so you don't need fancy visuals. It says online multiplayer so it should be interesting in seeing if it gets people to play as it could be a nice little gem

Edited by fart_bubble, 05 December 2008 - 06:10 AM.


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

Posted 06 December 2008 - 12:59 AM

two new card games

Golden Royal Blackjack for 200 points

Shed for 200 points

edit:

I just got done playing the two games.

Blackjack is what you would expect it to be. Basic program with some unlockables. I accidentally bought it but its not that bad for 200 points. As soon as it is actually on the service (its on the Xbox site but not on the console), hopefully it sprouts a nice community. If you dig blackjack, its a pretty good buy.

Shed is kind of cool, I could see it being a really good party game but the presentation on it is really bad but thankfully, its a card game so you don't need fancy visuals. It says online multiplayer so it should be interesting in seeing if it gets people to play as it could be a nice little gem



Thanks, added both of those and these:
*Ladybird Galaxy (Action & Adventure)Price: 200 Microsoft Points (12/5)
*RPaints (Other) Price: 400 Microsoft Points (12/5)
*Torino-X (strategy and simulation) Price: 200 Microsoft Points (12/5)

Ladybird Galaxy seemed kind of fun...but I got enough of it in the demo. Torino-X seemed like it could be cool, but I couldn't get a feel for it in the limited time of the demo.

RPaints, uh, it does not look like a 400 point game...but I'll try the demo later.

#67 NoN PhiXioN   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   10 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 01:03 AM

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

Posted 06 December 2008 - 06:33 AM

Added:

*World Molder (Platformer) Price: 200 Microsoft Points (12/6)

Seems really neat. You play a grim reaper type character and to progress you must shoot a dot out (left trigger I think) and move it to a block and press a to mold the world around you. I liked it...I'll probably buy it after I play the demo a couple more times to be sure.

RPaints is a pretty basic paint program...better stuff for free on the Wii Web Browser...if you're really looking for a paint program.


Edit: Also added: *Adventurer Pets HD (Action & Adventure)Price: 200 Microsoft Points (12/6)

Edited by m3talst0rm, 06 December 2008 - 10:24 PM.


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

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 10:53 PM

I really dig Ladybird and Torino-X. I'll probably pick those up in the near future.

World Molder is decent though the demo level is a bit bland. Don't know if I'll pick that one up. RPaints is really fucking lame.

Also have to say that these games are making me spend more money than I usually do (and I tend to blow quite a bit of money on it as it is)

#70 JJJJJS   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   17 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 06 December 2008 - 11:13 PM

Fatal Abyss was also made by a CAG, namely me. : ) I don't post much but I do read the site every day. I did a couple of "making of" videos here and here . up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, x at the main menu screen will get you an alternate (and impossible to play) view. Enjoy!

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

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 06:40 AM

Couple of new games

Petank Party for 800 points

Tower Revolution for 400 points


sweet, we get a bocce ball game :drool: though 800 points is a bit steep. The screen shots make it look good but I dunno about 800 points for it.

Tower Revolution looks okay as a tower defense game. If the screenshot is correct, only 9 levels kinda sucks though

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

Posted 07 December 2008 - 11:32 AM

Couple of new games

Petank Party for 800 points

Tower Revolution for 400 points


sweet, we get a bocce ball game :drool: though 800 points is a bit steep. The screen shots make it look good but I dunno about 800 points for it.

Tower Revolution looks okay as a tower defense game. If the screenshot is correct, only 9 levels kinda sucks though


Added, thanks!


Fatal Abyss was also made by a CAG, namely me. : ) I don't post much but I do read the site every day. I did a couple of "making of" videos here and here . up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, x at the main menu screen will get you an alternate (and impossible to play) view. Enjoy!


This is in the op now.

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

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:15 AM

I get the strong feeling that the listing of community games by popularity is broken as there is no way RPaints could be in the 4th spot

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

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:21 PM

another game released, this time a side scrolling shmup

Retro One for 400 points

#75 lolwut?   Thank you BasedGod CAGiversary!   4381 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:47 PM

So I know it's kind of hard to say because there are so many, but what Community games do you guys think are worth purchasing? The only one I've really considered thus far is Snake360 because, let's face it, everyone loves snake.

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

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 10:57 PM

So I know it's kind of hard to say because there are so many, but what Community games do you guys think are worth purchasing? The only one I've really considered thus far is Snake360 because, let's face it, everyone loves snake.


To me

Biology Battle (my favorite game on the service. If you dig Geometry Wars, this is a must own)
Snake360 (takes a bit getting use to using the buttons to move but once you do, its a pretty solid snake game)
Blow (awesome little puzzle game with a shitload of levels)
Lines (another fun puzzle game)
Casino Royal Blackjack (really good blackjack game with a decent community so far)

#77 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   68378 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:26 PM

Does Snake360 have a standard arcade mode instead of just the set amount of pellets per stage?

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

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:51 AM

Does Snake360 have a standard arcade mode instead of just the set amount of pellets per stage?


yeah, its called survival mode



Another game was released

Couples Sudoku for 200 points

Edited by fart_bubble, 09 December 2008 - 05:59 AM.


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

Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:15 AM

yeah, its called survival mode



Another game was released

Couples Sudoku for 200 points


added.
Thought I'd add this...I am curious to see if this boosts sales. Good luck yyr!

Just thought I'd let you guys know that our Holiday Contests have now begun! We're giving away $450 in Microsoft Points and LIVE Gold subscriptions! Head over to www.Snake360.com and check it out...good luck to all entrants!



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

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:14 PM

the Fanatic challenge on Snake360 is HARD. I'm about 63% cleared and man is it rough going to get any higher on it

#81 Whipt   Do I have some on my face CAGiversary!   1305 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2008 - 08:15 PM

So I know it's kind of hard to say because there are so many, but what Community games do you guys think are worth purchasing? The only one I've really considered thus far is Snake360 because, let's face it, everyone loves snake.


Weapon of Choice
Headbanger is pretty challenging if you own a guitar and while it's not licensed music the music in the game is decent and it costs nearly the same as one RB track.
Audiball is a pretty challenging puzzle-type game using the guitar.
Easy Golf is expensive, but it also has a very easy to use course editor if you are into that type of thing.
Couples Suduku is pretty cool actually
ZXS4 Guitarpocalypse is an okay Smash Bros type game for 200 points.
Loot, Steal, Destroy is a fun party game.
Brain Party is cool if you like Brain Age style games.

#82 Goodeye   Resident Halo nerd CAGiversary!   322 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2008 - 08:23 PM

I tried Swords and Monsters last night holy crap that's trash

I gotta admit I am surprised Swords and monsters even made the 10th (Major posted the top ten community games for last week) I got the trial that game is horrible it was a complete waste basically you hit a 3 times to see what your outcome is and you have 3 total outcomes. Complete trash and showed no actually game programming skills other than making a menu system. I think it would be good for MS to make some restrictions on what can get onto community games. I feel other people would get the idea that stuff like this is ok.

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

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 05:09 AM

another game was put up and I'm assuming this was just put up as there is no boxart or screenshots

Bomber Boing for 400 points

#84 SRW1000   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   45 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 December 2008 - 07:33 AM

So I know it's kind of hard to say because there are so many, but what Community games do you guys think are worth purchasing?

The only game I've bought so far is Word Soup. It's a lot of fun, but cries out for multiplayer support (local and Live). That's rumored to be coming in Word Soup 2.

You can tell just from the demo if it's a good game for you or not.

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

Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:09 PM

First sales data released: (from gamesindustry.biz)

Microsoft has released the first ever top ten sales chart for its new XNA Community Games, with Word Soup claiming the top spot.
Microsoft community games chart follows:

  • 01. Word Soup
  • 02. Golden Royal Blackjack
  • 03. Weapon of Choice
  • 04. Colosseum
  • 05. ZSX4 Guitarpocalypse
  • 06. Sin(Surfing)
  • 07. In the Pit
  • 08. Head Banger
  • 09. Snake360
  • 10. Swords and Monsters


Nothing other than a ranked chart based on sales, so I am still curious about the actual numbers of games sold.


I've only purchased ZSX4 Guitarpocalypse so far and I've been pretty happy with the purchase. The next time my brother is over, I think the multiplayer aspect will add more value to the game. I'm considering getting Snake360 cause of the contests and it's a pretty fun game. I am also thinking about Couples Sudoku....Seems like a really smooth game and my wife has already challenged me by saying she would totally kick my ass. Gotta prove her wrong :D. I also want Weapon of Choice, but I just haven't been in the mood to play that type of game so I keep putting it off.

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

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 09:26 PM

Word Soup was expected to be at the top (fun game and its a pub game in the UK) but I am kind of surprised to see Blackjack in second. Its an awesome little blackjack program but they need to fix the online bugs.


I wonder if they will be upping this to a top 20 chart as more games get released?

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

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:04 AM

contest for Biology Battle



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During this holiday event, players can compete their scores/ranks with other players globally in the 5 categories and win a Microsoft Point.

Holiday Blast Challenge Modes

1) Global Top Scorer Challenge (1600pts x2)
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Sweepstakes

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No idea what the Magical Zero Challenge is

#88 sinigord   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   78 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 December 2008 - 04:57 PM

Been playing some Biology Battle, and it's very cool. Interesting to hear about the challenge. I guess I need to improve from number 9 or hope some people pass me to land at 20 ;-)

If you like dual stick shooters ala Geo Wars, you'll like this game. It gets pretty intense and claustrophobic. Those bugs are very annoying when you're trying to get as high a multiplier as possible before going into death mode.

Go check out the demo if you haven't yet... well worth a play or 20.

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

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:44 PM

Don't like Cosmos, especially at 400 points. Light Catcher isn't that good either. Sea Blast is pretty good though, its pretty simple but at least in the trial, I found it to be a bit of fun. I might pick that one up

#90 Whipt   Do I have some on my face CAGiversary!   1305 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:16 PM

Not sure if it's any interest to you guys but the I'm writing a week long feature on the community games: http://diehardgamefa...e-introduction/