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MS announces initial list of ID@Xbox devs, first games "early 2014"

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V_Ben

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It's a great start for sure. It does feel a little bit like a 'greatest hits' of indie developers in that list, but it's definitely a positive step in the right direction.
 

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I wonder if Indy devs can create games that fit within the "app" confines so they can run in parallel with a "full" (for want of a better word) release.
 

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LittleBigPlanet Vita's developers.

They haven't made any other games Microsoft could have used?
 

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It's a great start for sure. It does feel a little bit like a 'greatest hits' of indie developers in that list, but it's definitely a positive step in the right direction.
They did say they were going to with experienced developers first to get it going but I think its a good list.

Can't wait to see more.

I did notice ID@Xbox were following Supergiant Games (Bastion/Transistor) sort of surprised they're not on the list
 

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LittleBigPlanet Vita's developers.

They haven't made any other games Microsoft could have used?
You tell me:



They did say they were going to with experienced developers first to get it going but I think its a good list.

Can't wait to see more.

I did notice ID@Xbox were following Supergiant Games (Bastion/Transistor) sort of surprised they're not on the list
It'd be bizarre for them to miss out on Transistor.
 

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Oh wait it is the dev name not the game :( There goes my hope of a psychedelic fishing game.
 

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It's a great start for sure. It does feel a little bit like a 'greatest hits' of indie developers in that list, but it's definitely a positive step in the right direction.
if the platform opens up to windows apps with $99 fee, we will see a lot more..

I would be super excited for that just for Indies and media apps (multiple dlna options, slingcatcher, NAS stuff, home automation (esp if IR codes are usable by all))
 

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Crytek as indie?
That's inline with their e3 presentation.
"We care about indie!"
*Shows MSFT published/funded minecraft port that is indie only by the IP owner*

if the platform opens up to windows apps with $99 fee, we will see a lot more..

I would be super excited for that just for Indies and media apps (multiple dlna options, slingcatcher, NAS stuff, home automation (esp if IR codes are usable by all))
If it opens to windows apps, it'll means....absolutely nothing that store is more anemic than Wiishopchannel lately.
And I'm not talking about windows phone apps.
 

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does project cars have a date?
 
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Crytek as indie?
That's inline with their e3 presentation.
"We care about indie!"
*Shows MSFT published/funded minecraft port that is indie only by the IP owner*



If it opens to windows apps, it'll means....absolutely nothing that store is more anemic than Wiishopchannel lately.
And I'm not talking about windows phone apps.
You do know that Crytek is an independent studio right?
 
There's a bunch of indies making games with Unity or in their own c++/DirectX11/Windows8 engines right now, so that when Microsoft eventually flip the switch and allow retail Xbox One's to be devkits, there'll be a fair few games ready or nearly ready to go straight to the approvals process
 

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Everyone was Indie.

There's a bunch of indies making games with Unity or in their own c++/DirectX11/Windows8 engines right now, so that when Microsoft eventually flip the switch and allow retail Xbox One's to be devkits, there'll be a fair few games ready or nearly ready to go straight to the approvals process
Yeah, this is what I want to see at some point.
 

godhandiscen

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Man, they are so far behind in this.
Always the glass is half empty with you guys. There is still a bunch of new titles to play on the X1. Microsoft being behind in their independent games development program is just perception created by the fact the competition made it a marketing point. If 10 independent games were released today on the X1, they would see little exposure compared to the AAA titles.
 
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I guess they should invite Respawn too since they're independant too!
Heck invite Ninja theory while you're at it!
Anyone of them can sign up to self publish via the ID@XBOX program.

if Crytek wants to publish a small game worked on by a small team, they can go this route. Nothing says they have to publish via a publisher.
 

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I guess they should invite Respawn too since they're independant too!
Heck invite Ninja theory while you're at it!
You do realize that it is a self-publishing platform, not just for indie develpers right? Making yourself look stupid.

"There are large-scale teams like Crytek, who just created “Ryse: Son of Rome” for Microsoft Studios and now want to pursue self-publishing"

http://news.xbox.com/2013/12/xbox-one-developers-id-at-xbox