Instructions to obtain a free 1-year XNA Creator’s Club membership


You must be a currently enrolled student to be eligible.

  1. Go to the Microsoft DreamSpark website.
  2. Click the XNA Game Studio logo.
  3. Begin the student verification process by clicking 'Sign In'.
  4. Once verification is completed, go back to the XNA Game Studio page.
  5. At the bottom of the page, you can download the software and get a Creator's Club membership key. If you already have the XNA Game Studio software then you can skip the download.
  6. Click 'Get Key' to retrieve the membership key.

    The following steps are to be performed on the Xbox 360...

    (This is the step that I got stuck at...)
  7. If you don't already have an Xbox Live account, you must create an account with a 'Silver' (free) membership first.
    Don't try to create your account using the Creator’s Club membership key—it will fail and give you an error message (which gives no information as to why it failed!).
  8. Once you have your account set up, go to the 'Marketplace' screen and select 'redeem code' (or something similar) and enter the key that you retrieved from the website.

After that, you should have full access to the XNA Creator's Club content. Enjoy!