Monday, August 1, 2016
By: Matthew Doucette
Although the award can be decided based on many pieces of work, we believe the standout work was our Kids Make Games project and other (non-publicized) work with video games and students. Some of it is showcased in our Learning Center. In this work, we teach Microsoft technologies directly as they are used at Xona Games to make our own games. It is powerful to be teaching how to make a game while actually making and releasing a game at the same time using the same technologies.
Here is the full note:
Dear Matthew Doucette,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the Xbox MVP Award! This award is given to community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise and work to enable others to do the same. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Xbox communities during the past year.
The Xbox MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your community leadership."
- 2016-SEP-10 Update: My Xbox MVP profile is now live: https://community.xbox.com/mvp/profile/102
- 2017-OCT Update: Matthew Doucette was re-awared the Xbox MVP Award for the second year in a row!
- 2022-JUL-01 Update: Google site:xona.com+xbox+mvp for all updates!
That is all.
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.