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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Invites PAX Attendees To Company Headquarters To Play ID@Xbox Games

    If you’re attending PAX next weekend in Seattle, Microsoft wants you to come visit its Redmond, Washington Campus on Thursday, August 28. There, you’ll have the opportunity to play a number of ID@Xbox games before they are released. More than 25 games will be on-hand, along with a number... More
  • Blog Post: Unity For Xbox One Now Free To Developers

    The indie-friendly development platform has come to Xbox One, and should offer increased opportunities for developers to bring their games to Microsoft’s new console. Last year, Microsoft discussed its Xbox One partnership with Unity , saying that ID@Xbox developers would be able to use Unity to... More
  • Blog Post: Developers Have Been Asking Microsoft For Early Access

    If there was any doubt that Early Access was here to stay, it should be fading away at this point. The concept of paid alphas popularized by Minecraft has spread to Steam, with some large publishers already taking advantage of the process. Ubisoft has offered multiple titles with associated purchase... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Says Reports About Devkit Plans Were Inaccurate

    A number of sites have reported today that Microsoft axed its announced plans to allow indie developers to use retail Xbox One units as developer kits. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, those reports are inaccurate. We reached out to Microsoft after seeing the stories, and have heard back from the... More
  • Blog Post: Outlast Jumps Out Of The Shadows On Xbox One

    Red Barrels is ready to scare a new group of gamers with the release of Outlast and its Whistleblower DLC on Xbox One. The title comes to the platform by way of the ID@Xbox program. In Outlast, players take on the role of Miles Upshur, who breaks into the Mount Massive Asylum in Colorado to investigate... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gives Indies Their Due With ID@Xbox Montage [Trailer Added]

    Microsoft took the opportunity to give a number of upcoming indies their due. The list includes titles we've seen and love, and some new additions due over the coming months for Xbox One. Below Aztez Knight squad Plague, Inc. White Night Cuphead Hyperlight Drifter Lifeless Planet Slash Dash Fru Lovers... More
  • Blog Post: ID@Xbox Game Nutjitsu Can Be Played In ‘Snap’ Mode

    Earlier this week, Kingdom for Keflings developer Ninjabee released its first Xbox One title. While it isn’t the first ID@Xbox Game (that honor belongs to Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut), it did set a couple of other firsts. Nutjitsu is a port of a Windows Phone game, in which the players... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reveals Deep Roster Of Indie Games Headed To Xbox One

    When Microsoft announced the Xbox One launch lineup, it was surprisingly light on independently created games. Today the company rectified that by revealing a healthy roster of 25 games coming to the new console in the coming weeks and months. Not all of these are Xbox One exclusives, but many of the... More
  • Blog Post: ID@Xbox Simultaneous Launch Requirement To Be Reviewed On ‘Case By Case’ Basis

    When the ID@Xbox independent publishing program for Xbox One was announced at Gamescom 2013, it signaled a change in Microsoft’s approach. Since then, one issue continues to give some small developers pause. Microsoft’s ID@Xbox guidelines require “launch parity,” meaning that... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reveals 65 More ID@Xbox Developers

    In December, Microsoft revealed a partial list of the developers signed onto the ID@Xbox independent publishing program. Today, a long list of additional studios has been made available. Among the list of 65 studios (selected from over 200 ID@Xbox participants) are Compulsion Games (Contrast), Mediatonic... More
  • Blog Post: No Goblins' Roundabout Coming To Xbox One

    No Goblin, the studio founded by Dan Teasdale with artist Panzer after his departure from Twisted Pixel , has announced some new details on its first title. Roundabout , which puts players behind the wheel of a spinning limousine, will be coming to Xbox One. The title will be playable for press at a... More
  • Blog Post: Worms Battlegrounds Announced For Playstation 4 And Xbox One

    Earlier this morning, we reported that Team17’s Worms series will be one of the first ID@Xbox One titles to be released. The developer has now confirmed as much, revealing the title, platforms, and release window. Worms Battlegrounds will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year. A PC... More
  • Blog Post: Two Of The First ID@Xbox Games Revealed

    At Gamescom 2013, Microsoft revealed its plans for self-publishing on Xbox One. The ID@Xbox program , led by Chris Charla ( video interview here ), is intended to be the gateway for small studios to reach an audience on Microsoft’s new platform. Late last night, Microsoft Studios vice president... More
  • Blog Post: Capy Games Bringing Super Time Force To ID@Xbox

    We already knew that Capy games was bringing Below to Microsoft's indie self-publishing service, now its announced a second title. The game, a very challenging side-scrolling platformer/shooter, will be released and self-published to Xbox One - but will also be released for Xbox 360 via Xbox Live... More
  • Blog Post: First ID@Xbox Independent Developers Announced

    Microsoft's ID@Xbox program is designed to give independent developers access to the Xbox One platform. The program, which was announced at Gamescom 2013 , started taking applications in August. Now, the first wave of accepted developers has been announced. Microsoft stated up front that it was looking... More
  • Blog Post: You Can Access Developer Settings Right Now On Your Xbox One (But You Shouldn't)

    Yesterday, a YouTube channel called GameTuts posted a video on how to access the developer settings on your Xbox One. It's a neat trick, but you shouldn't do it, especially if you don't know what you're doing. While the settings make it seem like you'll be able to turn your Xbox One... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gives Unity To ID@Xbox Devs

    Microsoft has been working hard to garner indie game support for the upcoming Xbox One, and today the company has announced that it is offering the Unity middleware for free to developers in the ID@Xbox self-publishing program for Xbox One. Microsoft says that the Unity add-on will be available at an... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Details ID@Xbox Independent Self-Publishing Plan

    In July, Game Informer reported that Microsoft was preparing to open the Xbox One platform to indie studios. The company confirmed our report, promising more information at Gamescom. Today, that commitment has been fulfilled and we know much more about how Microsoft will be inviting small studios to... More
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