I always love a good Competition

Competitions are always a good thing as they make people strive to compete and bring out their best work (or not in my case, hack-1 was never finished enough for my likes when i published it for the XBOX360Homebrew Contest).

Time being what it is these days there’s no way I can drag myself through another competition, but thankfully there are people who can, in this case Ziggy has started up yet another Tutorial contest over on his Ziggyware site.

<p align=This has always been hugely popular in the past and provided many excellent tutorials, feel free to also browse through the results of the other contest, lots of good stuff for everyone from beginner to experienced XNA developers.

P.S I’m still going to be routing for Catalin Zima, mainly because his work is great and he has won the last few comps ;-), Sorry to disappoint anyone else, you just have to step up your game!! (that means YOU!!!)

More from George

On the flip side George Clingerman has been reinventing himself of late (lie Madonna but with a little less makeup) and hes been rewriting a lot of his old tutorials, the latest series to get the revitalisation treatment is his Wizard tutorial series.

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<img src=](http://www.xnadevelopment.com/livewriter/XNADevelopment.comTheWizardPartOne2.0_8764/thewizard.png) Wizard Says Hi! Wizard gets asked to take a bath | ![/><img src=](http://www.xnadevelopment.com/livewriter/XNADevelopment.comTheWizardPartThree2.0_7491/thewizardducking.png) Wizard hides from bathWizard shoots at person asking him to take a bath | This tutorial takes a walk through the 2D park and is currently focusing on character development (displaying a sprite and giving it actions and things to do), the series looks as promising as ever and knowing George, should have a few nice extra surprises along the way. So keep a lookout on [Georges Developments](http://geekswithblogs.net/clingermangw/Default) over @ [XNADevelopment.com](http://www.xnadevelopment.com/) (now that he seems to be taking a rest from being constantly on for forums to do some actual Work!!)

Simon (darkside) Jackson

Simon (darkside) Jackson

Engineer, industry executive, research enthusiast. Avid learner with diverse interests in coding, game development, Mixed Reality (AR/VR/XR) and reinforcement learning. 25+ years of experience working in multinational corporations and startups.


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