Microsoft has announced the forty finalists of this year’s Dream.Build.Play game creation competition. There are twenty finalists in each of the two categories for Xbox 360 and Windows Phone games.
For those not familiar, Dream.Build.Play has developers work using the XNA Game Development tools to create a game and the winner will end up on Xbox LIVE Arcade plus some prize money. Previous winners of the competition include Elysian Tail and The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai.
The quality of the games created through XNA has gotten higher since the inception of the program and some real gems have shown up through it such as DLC Quest.
The finalists can be viewed here before the winners are announced in September. Those interested in seeing some unique games will want to check out the entries.