Articles - Year 2013

All our articles from 2013. Enjoy! Visit our blog for a full article listing from all years.

 

Don't Forget, Xona Games is in ID@Xbox too!
2013/Dec/05 — Matthew Doucette
Just letting everyone know that we are still in the ID@Xbox mix too.


Elevator Dangers and Leaky Abstractions
2013/Nov/13 — Matthew Doucette
A somewhat scary subject about the dangers of elevators and how it relates to leaky abstractions.


Matthew Doucette: Guest Speaker at Entrepreneurship Seminar
2013/Nov/07 — Matthew Doucette
Matthew was invited as a guest speaker at the Université Sainte-Anne's Entrepreneurship Seminar.


Xona Games Wins $20,000 Rogers Big Idea Contest
2013/Oct/29 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games wins the $20,000 Grand Prize in Rogers Big Idea contest, placing first in Canada.


Halifax Game Jam 2013 Wrap Up
2013/Oct/25 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games participated in Halifax Game Jam 2013, and prototyped a new game, the God Particle.


GDC 2014, Here We Come!
2013/Oct/17 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games is officially a part of the GDC 2014 showroom.


Concerns About Xbox One Achievements
2013/Oct/15 — Matthew Doucette
Just some thoughts and concerns about Xbox One achievements.


Xona Games Supports NSGDA
2013/Oct/14 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games supports and joins the Nova Scotia Game Developers Association (NSGDA).


Score Rush: Top 3 Pick by Microsoft Japan
2013/Oct/01 — Matthew Doucette
Microsoft Japan picks Score Rush as one of the top three XBLIG games for October 2013.


Running CityDesk on Windows Vista/7/8/10
2013/Sep/17 — Matthew Doucette
How to modify CityDesk to run on Windows 8, or Windows 7, or Windows Vista.


Xona Games Accepted in ID@Xbox
2013/Sep/12 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games has been accepted into the Independent Developers program at Xbox One.


Our Own NES Game Genie Codes
2013/Sep/09 — Matthew Doucette
Some NES Game Genie codes I created as a child!


Kickstarter: Funded Mighty No. 9!
2013/Sep/03 — Matthew Doucette
We just funded Mighty No. 9 on Kickstarter, from the creator of Mega Man gone indie!


Take Risks
2013/Aug/27 — Matthew Doucette
Some thoughts on why you should take risks.


XBLIG Love: A Look to the Past for a Better Future
2013/Aug/19 — Matthew Doucette
Deatils of Xona Games advocacy work on the Xbox LIVE Indie Games platform.


Indie Royale's Indie Gamer Chick Bundle
2013/Jul/25 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games supports Indie Royale's Indie Gamer Chick Bundle!


We're featured in Yarmouth Vanguard
2013/Jul/23 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games featured in The Yarmouth Vanguard for representing a part of Nova Scotia's 2013 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector Report.


We're featured in Nova Scotia's ICT 2013 Sector Report
2013/Jul/18 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games is featured in Nova Scotia's 2013 Information and Communications Technology Sector Report.


Jason Solves Cube in 14.81 Seconds
2013/Jul/17 — Matthew Doucette



Jalloo 2013 Wrap Up
2013/Jun/25 — Matthew Doucette
Words and pictures of and from Jalloo 2013.


Decimation X: Makes A Most Wanted List
2013/Jun/06 — Matthew Doucette
Decimation X makes retroremakes' most wanted list.


Munch Man - TI-99/4A
2013/Jun/03 — Matthew Doucette
Munch man, a TI-99/4A game. One of our favorites.


TI Invaders - TI-99/4A
2013/Jun/03 — Matthew Doucette
TI Invaders, the inspiration behind Decimation X series.


Blockt: Underrated XBLIG Puzzle Game
2013/May/27 — Matthew Doucette
A review of Blockt, an underrated XBLIG puzzle game.


Sad News on Radiangames' First F2P, Bombcats
2013/May/20 — Matthew Doucette
Radiangames' first recap on Bombcat's release.


Xonatron Breaks Top 10,000 on TrueAchievements
2013/May/14 — Matthew Doucette
Matthew Doucette, aka Xonatron, breaks into top 5% on TrueAchievements by completing 64 Xbox LIVE games.


Death in Video Games
2013/May/03 — Matthew Doucette
Matthew talks about death in video games, and how it matters.


Decimation X3: Japan's Pier 21 Arcade Honor
2013/May/02 — Matthew Doucette
Japan's Pier 21 arcade honored us by holding a Decimation X3 day.


Xona Games: Interviewed by Independent Gaming
2013/May/02 — Matthew Doucette
Matthew Doucette takes an honest and introspective interview from Independent Gaming on the details of Xona Games and its experiences.


Decimation X3 God Update!
2013/May/02 — Matthew Doucette
Update from the world's best Decimation X3 player!


Funded Another Retro Kickstarter: Chasm
2013/May/02 — Matthew Doucette
Chasm, another awesome retro Kickstarter you might wish to fund with us.


Two Cool Kickstarter Projects
2013/Apr/29 — Matthew Doucette
Two Kickstarter projects we just backed.


GDC 2013 Wrap Up
2013/Apr/25 — Matthew Doucette
Pics and vids of our GDC 2013 booth experiences.


Score Rush: Funniest Fan Feedback Ever!
2013/Apr/24 — Matthew Doucette
The funniest email ever about Score Rush!


PAX East 2013 Wrap Up
2013/Apr/23 — Matthew Doucette
Pics and vids of our PAX East 2013 Boston trip.


Decimation X3 Mention by Major Nelson!
2013/Apr/21 — Matthew Doucette
Decimation X3 get a mention on Major Nelson's podcast.


Score Rush: Top 15 $1 Xbox LIVE Indie Games
2013/Apr/17 — Matthew Doucette
Bizzaro Games picks Score Rush as one of the top 15 $1 Xbox Live Indie Games.


Decimation X3 & Score Rush Still Getting Some Love
2013/Apr/14 — Matthew Doucette
Decimation X3 and Score Rush reviews, coming it late but still receiving appreciation.


Kickstarter: Shmup Devs Unite!
2013/Apr/10 — Matthew Doucette
How we supported some shmup devs, and so can you! 41 hours left!


GDC 2013: Beating Score Rush in 0:10:20
2013/Mar/27 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games devs beat Score Rush in 10 minutes and 20 seconds at GDC 2013!


Xona Games Featured in Develop Magazine, Thrice!
2013/Mar/25 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games featured in Develop Magazine for the third time!


PAX East 2013: Matthew Wins Geometry Wars 2 Tournament
2013/Mar/23 — Matthew Doucette
Matthew wins PAX East 2013's Geometry Wars 2 tournament!


Ruckus 1/10 Scale R/C Monster Truck
2013/Mar/15 — Matthew Doucette
Playing around with the Ruckus.


Matthew Doucette Interviewed on Monetization Practices
2013/Mar/13 — Matthew Doucette
Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, interviewed on monetization practices.


Braid Explained
2013/Feb/28 — Matthew Doucette
Braid explained as it has never been explained before.


To Do List Template For Everyone
2013/Feb/21 — Matthew Doucette
A "to do list" template for everyone.


Xona Games: Featured in Serious Sam XBLA Title
2013/Feb/20 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games has been featured in an Serious Sam title on Xbox LIVE Arcade!


Antichamber Launches Today!
2013/Jan/31 — Matthew Doucette
Antichamber antichamber antichamber.


Don't Stop
2013/Jan/28 — Matthew Doucette
Funny but motivating coincidence.


Aaron Swartz
2013/Jan/27 — Matthew Doucette
Aaron Swartz rant by The Amazing Atheist.


Honoring Seumas McNally
2013/Jan/12 — Matthew Doucette
Just a blog post honoring Seumas McNally and respecting IGF for doing the same.


Xona Games: Jason Doucette GDC 2012 Interview
2013/Jan/08 — Matthew Doucette
Jason's GDC 2012 interview about Xona Games.




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