Zune Games Directory
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Description: In this Connect4 clone, you can play against another player on the same Zune, or against the Zune itself. When playing against the Zune, it starts out easy and the Zune plays smarter as the levels increase.
An options menu allows portraits to be set for both players, and music to be turned on/off.
In the game you use the left/right direction buttons to slide the chip to the wanted position. Press 'down' to release it and it will fall down.
Developer: Dirk Nordhusen (aka DiNoGames)
Description: A space alien shooter. You control a tank, shooting rounds vertically at passing, attacking UFO's and alien invaders. As time goes on, the difficulty level increases as more alien craft appear at once, firing and moving at an increased pace, until you run out lives. One shot, one kill, for both you and the aliens, and your score is multiplied based on your accuracy.
Has the ability to choose a song to play during the game. Plays library at random (or alphabetically if shuffle is off) after first song.
Developer: XNA Creator's Club
Description: Alien Aggressors is a replica of the old arcade games "Space Invaders" and "Galaga". Move left and right to shoot down all of the aliens. The game itself is displayed sideways on the Zune screen.
The developer, Nick Gravelyn, has also released a detailed tutorial on how this game was made - a great primer for those interested in creating games.
Developer: Nick GravelynDownload link
Description: Currently in beta, this game plays music while you collect falling notes. Uses the visualization as a background.
Description: This game is modeled after Lights Out.
When the game starts, a set of lights are switched on.
Pressing one of the lights will toggle it and the four lights adjacent to it on and off. (Diagonal neighbours are not affected.)
Use the left, right, up and down buttons to move the cursor around. Use the center button to toggle the lights on and off.
The aim of the game is to switch all the lights off.
Description: A beta version of the popular Breakout arcade game. A layer of bricks lines the top third of the screen. A ball travels across the screen, bouncing off the top and side walls of the screen. When a brick is hit, the ball bounces away and the brick is destroyed. The player loses a turn when the ball touches the bottom of the screen. To prevent this from happening, the player has a movable paddle to bounce the ball upward and back into play.
British Bulldog (pre-beta)
Description: Author's comment: "British Bulldog is a game that I used to play as a kid in Elementary school. The object of the game is to get across the feild with out being tackled."
Notes: Since the games in Alpha, the GFX suck currently. But when i feel like the gameplay is done, I plan to add better Graphics.
Description: This game is an adaption of the Per-Pixel Collision tutorial on the XNA website.
Galactic Wars 3 v1.2
Description: Galactic Wars 3 is an over-head space shooter game.
The current release has four levels with two difficulties, different types of enemies and weapons.
Version v1.2 includes high scores tracking with name input. It allows you to switch control schemes between the touch pad and the control pad.
This version supports the Andromeda (Hard) gameplay mode which gives you more points for a kill but is much harder.
Developer: John Sedlak
Description: "Very alpha" demo game, showcasing physically accurate point-point gravity. There are two modes: Move and Edit; press Play to switch between them.
In Move mode, use the Touchpad or DPad to apply a force to the ball, and press the Touchpad to slow the ball.
In Edit mode, use the Touchpad or DPad to move the cursor around. Press the Touchpad once to begin creating a gravity circle, then drag to the desired size (and proportional mass), and then press again to create it. Once you have created three gravity circles, the current maximum, press the Touchpad once more to clear them all.
Guess the Song
Description: This is a music-based game in which a random song is played. You get points based on how fast you chose the right song.
Features include randomized play, statistics (correct versus incorrect guesses, total time played).
Author's note: This is alpha. I will be continually updating this based on feedback I receive. Please feel free to post, about bugs, feature ideas, or general information.
Description: This game is a re-work of the classic Manic Miner game, with Miner Willy running through a series of caverns, avoiding enemies along the way.
This game uses Play/Pause button to make Willy jump. Up/Down will zoom in and out.
The game rotates between portrait and landscape with the left/right buttons.
Description: Move colored balls so that matching balls are adjacent. Adjacent balls of the same color disappear, and the goal is to wipe out all the marbles on the screen.
You get more points for matching multiple balls of the same color. Matching 2 yields 2 points; 3 adjacent matching balls yields 6 points; 4 matches yields 12 points; 5 yields 20 points.
Developer: XNA Starters Kit; ported to Zune by Ares
Match 'Em 1.2
Description: Match 'Em is a game where swapping symbols and lining up similar colors and shapes gives you points. Longer strings of matches yield more points.
The game keeps track of high scores.
A green bar on the side shows progress towards current level.
Version 1.2 provides a thumbnail, description and better colors. I also fixed the grid's icon selection so that it will never give you a board with combinations already and it will never give you the same piece in a slot you just cleared.
Developer: John Sedlak
Description: Game plays a ten-second sample of a song, and you then have ten seconds to identify the singer and the song name. Use Up or Down to select the letter of your guess.
Faster answers score better. The game remembers your high score.
Description: A small XNA game in the Worms Style.
Controls include weapon selection,
Push Up/Down to adjust the angle of the shot. Hold down the control pad, then release to shoot. Power of the shot depends on how long you held the control pad in.
Description: A Zune version of the classic Pong game, with wireless multiplayer functionality. Play Pong against a nearby Zuner! This version has sounds, improved ball mechanics.
Developer: Amir Shah
Description: This is a version of the flash game "Bloons" created by Ninja Kiwi.
You aim with the touchpad/buttons.
Press down the center button to start the shot; release the center button to shoot.
Tap the back button to switch between levels (or complete the level).
Description: From the author: I’m proud to announce my third little Zune game: Repeater. Repeater is a basic electronic version of a classic pattern matching game. In this game you use the DPad to see how long you can last against a relentless AI determined to wear you out.
This is a simple game with no options and nothing fancy. But it’s definitely an enjoyable little experience.
Developer: Nick Gravelyn
Rock Rain SD
Description: Overhead-shooter lectable music. Touch controls allow shooter to move side to side, and up and down, while firing.
Developer: SharpGames / Greenskull
Description: Running Man is an action/shooter, from DiNoGames - the creator of 4-To-Win and the upcoming RPG Valgard's Fate.
Currently still a very early alpha-release, you play the role of a soldier as you avoid or shoot obstacles and gun emplacements. The further you run, the higher your score.
Played in Landscape view, you get 3 lives. Up (sideways, normally right) is jump, Left is walk slower, Right is run faster, down is duck, and center button to shoot.
Description: This is a sliding puzzle game. It randomly picks a piece of album art out of your collection and creates a slider game out of it.
You can choose any level of difficulty from a 3x3 puzzle, all the way up to 10x10.
There are many settings you can change on this game, ranging from background color to song selection. You can even change these settings in the middle of a game.
Background color and puzzle size are saved as settings, so they persist between play sessions.
Developer: Nick Gravelyn
Description: A Tetris look-alike - random shapes of four square blocks fall down the playing field. Move and rotate them to create a horizontal line of blocks without gaps. When such a line is created, it disappears, and any block above the deleted line will fall. As the game progresses, the shapes fall faster. Game ends when the stack of shapes reaches the top of the playing field.
This Zune version lets you select any music from your library, provides a new color scheme and splash screen, shorter load time, and in-game pause menu so you can change the music mid-game.
Description: Inspired by Bomberman, in this game you navigate through levels of a maze while avoiding enemies.
In beta right now, it's designed to be a multi-player game, and keeps track of player-vs-player scores, kills, and other stats.
Squadron Z (Alpha release)
Description: In this game you pilot a (2D) ship and basically try to shoot down other bad (2D) ships who also try to shoot you.
The bad guys sometimes drop upgrades when you kill them which right now include machine gun damage upgrades and homing missile upgrades.
Features added in Version 0.9 include smoke trails to missiles, addition of multiple missiles for some levels, faster spawning of enemies, and a new level with a new enemy.
Description: Another version of Breakout, with multiple levels, integrated music, pause feature, multiple power-ups.
Move the paddle left and right, with the Zune left/right button.
The ball is launched with the Zune's center button.
The game can be paused with the Play/Pause button.
Description: This alpha release is based on the matching game Bejeweled. Object is to match three or more jewels in a row.
Developer: Marshillboy, umisguy
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