Top 50 Xbox Forum Communities in XBLIG

Monday, May 24, 2010
By: Matthew Doucette

I was curious to the Xbox LIVE community involvement in Xbox LIVE Indie Games, and researched the games with the most Xbox Forums threads and posts. Here's the top 50 as sampled on May 24th, 2010. Discuss on XNA Forums or Xbox Forums.


Rank Game Threads Posts Notes
1. Avatar Golf 71 753 Dream Build Play 2009 top 20 finalist
2. Easy Golf 60 670  
3. BIOLOGY BATTLE 38 384 Dream Build Play 2008 top 20 finalist
4. Miner Dig Deep 49 284  
Duality ZF* :) 1 152 #7 in Dream Build Play 2009, #5 in Dream Build Play 2010
5. Dungeon Adventure 14 149  
6. Clover 25 142  
7. Weapon of Choice 33 132

#3 in Dream Build Play 2008 

8. Kodu Game Lab 26 123  
9. I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1 12 117

#1 rated XBLIG in U.S. 

10. Blow 16 116

Dream Build Play 2008 top 6 finalist 

11. Echoes+ 5 106  
12. ezmuze+ Hamst3r edition 19 105  
13. Solar 13 99  
14. The Exterminator 9 98

4,000pt contest; makings of a 12,000pt contest

15. Decimation X :) 10 89

#1 rated XBLIG in Japan

16. Word Soup 23 88  
17. RC-AirSim 17 85  
18. Classicard 8 73  
19. Gamerbots: Third-Robot Shooting 6 73  
20. Magic Synthesizer Mike (魔法合成屋さんのミケ) 2 59 Invalid placement due to spam postings.
21. ZenHak 7 56  
22. Artoon** 11 53 Dream Build Play 2008 top 20 finalist
23. Rumble Massage 8 52  
24. In the Pit 4 51  
25. Little Racers 11 48  
26. bricks4ever 18 47  
27. Fireplace 6 47  
28. Landmark 17 44  
29. Cavein - Miner Rescue Team 10 44  
30. Colosseum 8 43 Dream Build Play 2008 top 20 finalist
31. Bowling X 7 41  
32. Wordzy 10 39  
33. Bloc 8 37  
34. StarPilot 6 37  
35. myFishtank 5 37  
36. Angry Barry 5 35  
37. Fishing Girl 3 35  
38. Trino 9 34  
39. Ladybird Galaxy 5 34  
40. Groov 6 33  
41. Carneyvale Showtime 6 32 #1 in Dream Build Play 2008
42. Beat Hazard 7 31 #4 in Dream Build Play 2010
43. NextWar: The Quest for Earth 7 30  
44. Fireworks HD 6 30  
45. Swords and Monsters 5 30  
46. Streets of Fury 4 30

Dream Build Play 2008 top 20 finalist

47. Orbyx - Mystic Orbs of Chaos 2 30  
48. Hexothermic 11 29  
49. Galax-e-mail 8 29 Dream Build Play 2008 top 20 finalist
50. Iris 4 29  

*Duality ZF has not been released yet, and therefore has no official forum. Figures based off a single thread.
**Artoon was pulled from Xbox LIVE Marketplace due to possible trademark infringement (

Discuss on XNA Forums or Xbox Forums. Our Duality ZF game would come in at #5, if released and had its own forum, and our  Decimation X game comes in at #15. Make what you wish of it. If there's any mistakes or any notes I should add, please contact us.


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About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $190,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.