- Feb 4, 2013
Today Xbox announced that they would be showcasing whopping 13 new titles for ID@Xboxahead of the upcoming Game Developers Conference(GDC) in San Francisco next month.
These titles come from indie developers as part of the ID@Xbox program, which allows independent game developers to self-publish titles for Xbox One as well as Windows.
Released back in 2014, ID@Xbox was created with independent developers in mind and offered registered developers two free development kits, as well as key resources such as access to engines like Unity and Unreal 4.
Since its launch the ID@Xbox program has been praised extensively by indie developers and can be seen to be at least somewhat responsible the growing visibility of smaller games.
Up until recently indie games were almost exclusively the preserve of Steam. The indie fans among us know it can take years for a small game to make it to console, if at all. But now more and more indies are not only making it over to consoles but launching on them as well.
Almost half of the 30 games that’ll make an appearance at the Xbox booth will be indies, and include Beholder 2, Boomerang Fu, CrossCode, Dead Static Drive, Door Kickers: Action Squad, HyperDot, Mowin’ & Throwin’, StarCrossed, Stela, The Forgotten City, Totem Teller, UnderMine and Unrailed.
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