Ryan Rigney of Blend Games has finished shoveling through the dingy depths of the XNA Community Games section of the XBox Live Marketplace and emerges with 5 gems that shone through the muck. Turns out, these gems are quite affordable!
these games kick the crap out of professional XBLA titles?
Most of them, yes. None of these are quite "Braid" quality, but Miner Dig Deep in particular is AMAZING. I couldn't believe the trial version was the entire game. I felt good when I paid for it anyway, though.
To me ? no. But it may be possible in future. There alot of interesting community games.
They kind of remind me of the PopCap/Reflexive line-up dialed down a notch.
"The Youtube of Games" is an appropriate description of it. Virtual Console is the iTunes of games. That's the only thing I miss about selling my Wii.
Ha! Yeah, a bunch of noise with only a few good gems in between.
Haha yup. The popularity of YouTube hasn't exactly translated to the games front, however.
Good article. Almost as high quality as Old-Wizard releases on a weekly basis ( http://www.n4g.com/industry...
That's shameless promotion at its finest!
lol that comment sums up OW's approach to garnering readers. It DOES work, though...
Rigney strikes again!
The one thing I miss about my 360 is Carcasonne. Great XBLA game.
I am loving this new content filter. Stuff on the front page actually worth reading!
now i just need a 360 :)
Alchemist is a really good XNA game as well. http://marketplace.xbox.com...
There is also BLOW Blow is a wonderful game involving bubbles and wind. Awesome music. Professional look. There are some gems in the Community Games collection. Xbox 360 = the GAMING machine.
Blow is prety good.
I just downloaded the Miner game, and the trial only lasted about 5 minutes. I think they made a mistake before, and fixed it now.
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