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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Even Up the Odds

Shoot 1UP on Windows Phone 7 is out now! It's got exclusive content like strange, new enemies, a new ship, a new game mode, Achievements, friends Leaderboards, and free ringtones! Get it here: marketplace link

In addition, we made a short, live-action commercial called "Even Up the Odds" to mark the release. Enjoy!

Game press kit for WP7:

More game details here, including the original Xbox 360 link:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Help Microsoft Fix the XBLIG Forums

About a week ago, Microsoft split the XBLIG and WP7 site back into two sites. One for Xbox LIVE Indie Games and one for Windows Phone 7 development. This is nice... actually it's more funny than anything as originally the XBLIG had it's own site.. but anyway.

UPDATE (September): Looks like the forums and searching is working again. Hooray! Thanks Microsoft for getting it fixed.


After that change it turns out that doing a search for information on the forums does not work. Let that sink in. Search is broken.

Doing a search for most things on the XBLIG development forums fails. What happens is you are redirected to a pretty page that asks if you want to make an Indie Game or WP7 game. Even if you click on the Indie Game, it ignores whatever you were looking for and just takes you to the main XBLIG. Search aborted. Can't find the help you're looking for. I've found a few things that work, but the vast majority of searches fail.

We need to get that fixed, and that means writing "". If you develop Xbox LIVE Indie Games, let's get this change happening.

Here's the body of an email I've sent. Please write your own, or use mine as a starting point or wholesale. I'd keep it short, polite, and say what's broken.

Hello team!
After the transition from pulling the XBLIG site back out of the apphub/phone site it seems the forwarding links when doing a search for information don't work. I was hoping this was just a short matter of time, but it's still not working.
This is critical for the site to be useful. That impedes not only seasoned developers but especially new developers which will crush growth.

Can we please get someone on this?
Thank you!

In any case developers, it's up to us to help convince Microsoft this is an important issue. Please write them!
I love playing and developing XBLIG as I'm sure you do as well. Keeping the forums in a healthy state is critical to the platform's ongoing growth and development.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Shoot 1UP Yours August 22nd

You can Shoot 1UP your phone on August 22nd for $2.99!
New gameplay video extolling its exclusive virtues:

 New features include:
  • A new weird level, enemies and extra bosses!
  • Extra unlockable ship!
  • Exclusive game mode called Score Tilt which utilizes the phone's tilt sensor!
  • Free sci-fi-techno-catchy ringtones!
Just twenty days to wait till your phone gets a new workout!