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Hu Ling answers our questions about the creation of the game "HurricaneX2 Evolution", which came fourth place in this year's Dream Build Play competition.How many people in your team and what role did they play in the development of your game?
Describe your game to someone who hasn't played it before?
What inspired the idea behind your game?
How long have you (and your team) been programming?
How do you feel about being one of the top games in the Dream Build Play 2009 competition?
What does Dream Build Play mean to you, personally, as a development team?
Have you ever entered Dream Build Play before?
Did you do anything differently in your entry this year?
What do you feel that participating in Dream Build Play provides for the game development community?
Did you design the game up front, or did you let the game idea evolve during development?
What was the most interesting/fun part of the process?
And the least interesting/fun part?
Did you have enough time to complete your entry?
If you were writing your game again, what would you do differently next time?
Have you ever used the XNA Framework before?
How did you learn to use the XNA Framework?
When developing your game did you use any third party components?
Would you consider making any of your code/libraries available on sites such as CodePlex for other XNA developers to use?
What did you feel, if anything, XNA Game Studio enabled you to do well when working on your game?
Did you have any challenges to overcome whilst using the XNA Framework?
Did you have any particular challenges to overcome when it came to running your game on the Xbox 360?
Did you take advantage of any of the new features provided by the XNA framework 3.1?
If you were to offer some advice to other game developers, what would you say to them?
Will you use XNA Game Studio to make another game?
Would you enter another Dream Build Play competition?
Now that you've got a completed game, what are you planning to do next?
Finally, do you have any other comments you wish to make about your game, your team, the XNA Framework, Dream Build Play or game development