Dream.Build.Play Finalists Announced

on August 21, 2012 9:53 AM

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.

 /  Staff Writer
Paul is what you would call a Jack of All Trades. He has an interest in programming and video games. He is also a capable artist, photographer, writer, reader, and an Ancient Karaoke Performer. He has been gaming since the late 80s starting with games such as Tetris and Arkanoid. His favorite genres in games include Role Playing, Action-Adventure, Rhythm, and Old School 2D Platformers. Books are another interest of his as his collection of books slowly overruns his living quarters.