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Exclusive: Xbox One MMORPG Onigiri coming to North America
Xbox One developer interview

Exclusive: Xbox One MMORPG Onigiri coming to North America

Paul Acevedo 23

One year after launch, the Xbox One has a single massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called Onigiri. Based on Japanese mythology, Onigiri has a beautiful fantasy world to explore and lots of content for role-players to enjoy. And it's even free! The only downside is it's entirely in Japanese. We've already published a helpful guide to downloading Onigiri and...

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom interview
Xbox 360 developer interview

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom interview

Paul Acevedo 17

Adventure Time is a comedic animated fantasy show that seems perfect for videogame adaptations. Last year, fan-favorite developer WayForward created an Xbox 360 game called Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! Despite the company's track record with quality licensed games, Explore the Dungeon didn't set the world on fire. This year, WayForward and publisher Little...

Craig Howard from Lucid Games chats about Geometry Wars 3
Xbox One developer interview

Craig Howard from Lucid Games chats about Geometry Wars 3

John Callaham 17

It started out as a mini-game inside Project Gotham Racing 2 for the original Xbox but Geometry Wars has grown since then to become a well known stand alone game franchise on its own. This week, the arcade shooter series gets a new installment, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, from UK-based Lucid Games. It's being published by Activision as the first game under their revitalized Sierra...

Creator of #IDARB shares the game's origins with us
Xbox One developer interview

Creator of #IDARB shares the game's origins with us

Jonathan Dollison 9

#IDARB or It Draws a Red Box Is easily my most anticipated ID@Xbox game of the year. Developer 'Other Ocean' describes the game as a "chaotic 8-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by Bomberman, Smash Bros., and NBA Jam." That said, the game is constantly changing and evolving as Other Ocean crowd-sources ideas from passionate users. Xbox One owners...

Never Alone developer interview - Xbox One indie platformer
Xbox One developer interview

Never Alone developer interview - Xbox One indie platformer

Paul Acevedo 22

Never Alone is a cooperative platformer for Xbox One that stars a young girl named Nuna and her mystical Fox companion. The pair must traverse the frozen climes of Alaska as they seek a way to stop the endless blizzard that plagues Nuna's village. Never Alone is a unique and beautiful window into the folklore and culture of the Native Alaskan Iñupiat people, and also an entertaining...

Devs, responding to reviews boosts your ratings
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Devs, responding to reviews boosts your ratings

Sam Sabri 73

A month ago Microsoft gave Windows Phone developers the ability to respond to Store reviews. This was a new feature welcomed by the developer community as it gave them a way to address misinformed reviews or customer complaints. Now a month later, Microsoft has shared some details on the success of the program so far. For example, most developers see an average star rating increase of +...

Windows Phone a target of more than 1/4 of app developers, despite market share

Windows Phone a target of more than 1/4 of app developers, despite market share

Derek Kessler 102

It's not easy to make it as an app developer. That's the key takeaway from the latest State of the Developer Nation report from Vision Mobile, pulling together data from more than 10,000 mobile developers (including some of you) across 137 countries. With that many developers they were able to get a broad view of what's popular and (more importantly) what's successful in making great...