Articles - Year 2016

All our articles from 2016. Enjoy! Visit our blog for a full article listing from all years.

 

Why the Simplest Games are Still Often the Best
2016/Dec/29 —



Score Rush Extended: Semi-Finalist in GDWC 2016
2016/Dec/13 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush Extended has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Game Development World Championships 2016!


Matthew Doucette: Featured in Canada Business Network
2016/Dec/06 — Matthew Doucette
Canada Business Network features Matthew Doucette as a success story!


Score Rush Extended: 80% at Nerd Stash
2016/Oct/21 — Matthew Doucette
The Nerd Stash reviews Score Rush Extended for PS4 and scores it four out of five stars!


Xona Games: Featured by Futurpreneur
2016/Oct/17 — Matthew Doucette
Futurpreneur blogs about Xona Games, again!


Random: 3rd Place at Atlantic Lottery Hackathon
2016/Oct/06 — Matthew Doucette
Random placed third at the Atlantic Lottery Hackathon.001: Probability and Randomness held at Volta Labs!


2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 (Gen-4)
2016/Sep/12 — Jason Doucette
Jason's Dodge Viper.


Matthew Doucette: Xbox MVP Award!
2016/Aug/01 — Matthew Doucette
Microsoft has awarded Matthew Doucette the Xbox MVP Award!


Practicing Self-Care as an Entrepreneur
2016/Jul/21 — Matthew Doucette
Futurpreneur features Matthew Doucette and other entrepreneurs in their celebration of International Self-Care Day.


Score Rush Extended: 8.0 at PS Nation
2016/Jul/18 — Matthew Doucette
PS Nation reviews Score Rush Extended with a 8.0 out of 10 on PS4.


Ego is the Enemy
2016/Jul/06 — Matthew Doucette
Sharing Ryan Holiday's thoughts on, "ego is the enemy".


XNA 5.0 Officially Declined by Microsoft
2016/Jul/05 — Matthew Doucette
Microsoft officially declines future work on XNA.


Score Rush Extended: 8/10 at Brash Games
2016/Jul/04 — Matthew Doucette
Brash Games rates Score Rush Extended 80% on PS4!


Score Rush Extended's Scoring Mechanic Improvements
2016/Jun/29 — Matthew Doucette
Jason explains improvoments made to the scoring mechanic in Score Rush Extended, over the previous Xbox 360 version.


Are You Ready For The Rio Olympics?
2016/Jun/29 —



Kickstarter: Xydonia: Action Packed Japanese Inspired Retro Shmup
2016/Jun/28 — Matthew Doucette
We just backed Xydonia on Kickstarter. It is a Japanese inspired retro shmup!


Score Rush Extended; No Miss GODLIKE Run
2016/Jun/25 — Matthew Doucette
Jason does a no miss Godlike run in Score Rush Extended, capturing first place in the world!


Score Rush Extended: 80% on PSNStores
2016/Jun/21 — Matthew Doucette
PSNStores rated Score Rush Extended a 4 out of 5 stars on the PS4.


Score Rush Extended: Top 30 PS4 Games in 2016 by Metacritic
2016/Jun/19 — Matthew Doucette
Metacritic rates Score Rush Extended in the top 30 games on PS4 in 2016.


Score Rush Extended: 80% on Operation Rainfall
2016/Jun/13 — Matthew Doucette
Operation Rainfall reviews Score Rush Extended on PS4, and ranks it 80%!


Score Rush Extended: 80% at Digitally Download
2016/Jun/13 — Matthew Doucette
Digitally Download scores Score Rush Extended a 4 out of 5 stars on the PS4!


Score Rush Extended: 80% on NexValley
2016/Jun/12 — Matthew Doucette
NexValley ranks Score Rush Extended an 8 out of 10 on PS4!


Xona Games: Featured on CJLS Radio
2016/Jun/12 — Matthew Doucette
Our local radio station, CJLS, invited Matthew Doucette of Xona Games to speak about the company's recent PS4 release, Score Rush Extended.


Score Rush Extended: 80% on GameSpew
2016/Jun/09 — Matthew Doucette
GameSpew granted Score Rush Extended a 4 out of 5 star rating, 80%, on the PS4!


Score Rush Extended: 80% Review at SelectButton
2016/Jun/08 — Matthew Doucette
SelectButton scores Score Rush Extended an 80% on PS4.


Xona Games: Featured in Yarmouth Vanguard
2016/Jun/08 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games is featued in our local newspaper, the Yarmouth Vanguard.


Gameception: Great Games Featuring Fun Slots
2016/Jun/07 —



Score Rush Extended: 90% Masterpiece Review Score at The Cube
2016/Jun/06 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush Extended receives an 90% "masterpiece" score from The Cube!


Unity Game Development Tutorial
2016/Jun/06 — Matthew Doucette
Unity game development tutorial, by Dylan Gidney for Xona Games for our Kids Make Games project.


Score Rush Extended: 8/10 Review at Flickering Myth
2016/Jun/06 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush Extended receives an 80% score from Flickering Myth.


Kids Make Games: Scaredy Ship Released
2016/Jun/05 — Matthew Doucette
Scaredy Ship is officially completed and released. It is another game produced in our Kids Make Games project!


Kids Make Games: Color Crush Released
2016/Jun/04 — Matthew Doucette
Color Crush is officially completed and released. It is one of a few games produced in our Kids Make Games project we work on with Brilliant Labs.


Score Rush Extended: 81 on MetaCritic!
2016/Jun/02 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush Extended scored an 81 on MetaCritic, which marks our first MetaCritic score ever.


Xona Games: Featured in The Chronicle Herald
2016/Jun/01 — Matthew Doucette
Xona Games featured in The Chronicle Herald, again!


Score Rush Extended: 80% at US Gamer
2016/May/31 — Matthew Doucette
US Gamer rates Score Rush Extended 4 out of 5 stars on PS4!


Score Rush Extended: Perfect 100% Review at Bullet Heaven EX
2016/May/31 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush Extended receives a perfect review score from Bullet Heaven EX.


Score Rush Extended Launced Today!
2016/May/31 — Matthew Doucette



Score Rush Extended PS4 Launch Trailer (May 31 Release)
2016/May/30 — Matthew Doucette
A new gameplay trailer for Score Rush Extended. Releases tomorrow on PS4!


Score Rush Extended PS4 Trophies Now Published
2016/May/30 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush Extended PS4 Trophies Now Published


Score Rush Extended PS4 Announce Trailer (May 31 Release)
2016/May/25 — Matthew Doucette
Score Rush Extended PS4 release date of May 31announced, with trailer.


Brilliant Labs MakerSpace: MakeyMakey Project
2016/May/20 — Matthew Doucette
Just a small example of student work in a Brilliant Labs MakerSpace, at Drumlin Heights Consolidated School.


Kids Make Games: Scaredy Ship: Sub-Frames
2016/May/13 — Matthew Doucette
Interesting technicality came up -- sub-frames -- in the development of Scaredy Ship, a game being developed in our Kids Make Games project.


Kids Make Games: Scaredy Ship: Collisions and Score
2016/May/06 — Matthew Doucette
More progress on Scaredy Ship, a game being developed in our Nova Scotian, a Kids Make Games project.


Xonafish (Chess Engine)
2016/May/01 — Matthew Doucette
Xonafish is a hack of Stockfish 7, one of the world's strongest chess engines.


Kids Make Games: Introducing Scaredy Ship
2016/Apr/29 — Matthew Doucette
Another game being created directly in our Nova Scotian schools, thanks to Kids Make Games!


Kids Make Games: Meadowfields Beta Testing
2016/Apr/28 — Matthew Doucette
A grade 3 class beta-testing their own game design, all performed in school!


Xona Games Attending Jalloo 2016
2016/Apr/03 — Matthew Doucette
We will be at Jalloo Festival of Animation and Games in 2016.


2D Game Development Tutorial - Part 1 - Installing the Software
2016/Mar/25 — Matthew Doucette
A quick tutorial to start game design -- using the same technologies that Xona Games uses. Part 1; Installing the software.


Score Rush Extended: Screenshot Saturday
2016/Mar/19 — Matthew Doucette
A screenshot for Screenshot Saturday.


Introducing Xona Learn
2016/Mar/17 — Matthew Doucette
Some background that lead to our Knowledge Base Learning Center.


2D Game Development Tutorial - C#/XNA (PC/X360/PS4/XB1)
2016/Mar/17 — Matthew Doucette
A quick tutorial to start game design -- using the same technologies that Xona Games uses.


Updated Score Rush Extended Kanji Box Art v4.41
2016/Mar/04 — Matthew Doucette
Version 4.40 of Score Rush Extended's box art.


Kids Make Games: First Game Announced
2016/Jan/29 — Matthew Doucette
Announcing the first game to be developed in Kids Make Games!


Introducing Kids Make Games
2016/Jan/25 — Matthew Doucette
Brilliant Labs and Xona Games are teaching game development in Nova Scotia schools!


"We Own You" - Confessions of an Anonymous F2P Producer
2016/Jan/24 — Matthew Doucette
Confessions of an anonymous free to play producer.


Final Score Rush Extended Kanji Box Art v4.40
2016/Jan/21 — Matthew Doucette
Version 4.40 of Score Rush Extended's box art.


Score Rush Extended Kanji Box Art
2016/Jan/19 — Matthew Doucette
Version 4 of Score Rush Extended's box art, this time with Kanji.


Score Rush Extended Logo in Kanji
2016/Jan/18 — Matthew Doucette
New Score Rush Extended logo in Kanji, 撃点!




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