OFFICIAL SITE: http://icecream.epsicode.net/
Well, now this really excites me. Not only is IceCream a nifty little 2D engine for XNA games, but it comes with a convenient authoring tool called Milkshake! To quote from the site, “This editor allows you to easilly design all the elements of your game, from the texture selection to game object’s components edition.” That’s pretty darn cool if you ask me! Looking at the videos they posted, it reminds me of the in-game editors I’m used to from games such as Warcraft 3 and Unreal Tournament 2004.
This puppy hasn’t launched yet, but I am eagerly awaiting it’s release. Anything that makes XNA development easier, especially by turning it into more of a drag-and-drop or selection-box kind of environment, earns major kudos in my book. Go check it out. I think this one will be well worth the time.