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Video Game Programming Contest with XNA: Dream Build Play Competition

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If anyone needs some extra motivation to work on their dream game, then Dream-Build-Play Competition is it. So far just a teaser, the only published information is that the contest begins in January 2007, and involves developing video games for Xbox360 with the XNA framework.

your dream game – build it today – millions may play it tomorrow

Promises of “fantastic prizes” and “global envy” suggest large scale distribution of successful entries. This should sound excellent for anyone thinking of getting into video game development business.

Oh, and if anyone wonders if there’s some subliminal message encoded in all those dashes and dots at the bottom of the contest website – there is. The message is: “your world your game”, XNA Game Studio’s slogan.

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  1. Posted by Freakman | December 18, 2006, 4:30 pm

    Sounds like an interesting contest. Any idea if the company that’s running it is going to use this contest as a recruiting grounds for aspiring programmers?

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  2. Posted by Tony | December 18, 2006, 7:59 pm

    Good question – I would think at least indirectly.

    It’s been pointed out that software development companies, such as Microsoft (which I’m sure are behind this contest) are looking for you to be passionate at what you do. Approaching just such contests with excitement will demonstrate that, and you’ll have a nifty demo to show for yourself.

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