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Microsoft has announced a new early access program for independent titles, called Xbox Game Preview. With this service, you'll have the ability to play games that are in active development and provide feedback about them to their creators -- similar to what Steam currently does with its community....

June 15th 2015 at 1:31pm 0 Comments
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It's not E3 yet, but Microsoft has taken the wraps off of this limited edition "Independent Developers Pack" Xbox One, in Australia of all places. Besides packing download tokens for five ID@Xbox (Hand of Fate, Threes!, #IDARB, The Jackbox Party Pack, and Never Alone) and DLC add-ons for two other...

June 1st 2015 at 8:34pm 0 Comments
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Not to be outdone by Nintendo's upcoming lineup of digital indie games, Microsoft has a bevy of new titles on their way to Xbox One via the ID@Xbox developer outreach program. Standouts include Shovel Knight, a retro platformer that was one of the absolute best games of 2014; The Flame in the Floo...

March 7th 2015 at 1:31pm 0 Comments
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If the news of Xbox games coming to HoloLens and Elite: Dangerous hitting Xbox One this summer wasn't nearly enough, Microsoft has a few other tidbits to share from this year's Game Developers Conference. First up: Redmond is bringing the Xbox Live SDK to Windows 10. It's part of the universal app...

March 4th 2015 at 5:49pm 0 Comments
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Developers André Noller and Georg Graf of Grandé Games aren't interested in the spotlight. They want their game, a body-bending platformer for Kinect and PS4 camera called Commander Cherry's Puzzled Journey, to be the star. To ensure that Noller and Graf don't interfere with the game'...

November 24th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Thomas Was Alone, Mike Bithell's geometric platformer full of personality, is out on Xbox One today, courtesy of ID@Xbox and port developer Curve Studios. The folks at Xbox call Thomas Was Alone an "indie classic," and after winning a BAFTA and launching on PC, iOS, Android, PS3, Vita, and now Xbox...

November 21st 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Ska Studios has been around for seven years, and during six of those it's had a close relationship with Microsoft. All of its games, from The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai to Charlie Murder, have launched on Xbox 360 or Windows Phone only. Dead Samurai won the Dream Build Play competition in 2007, servi...

August 28th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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So let's say that you want to quit your day job and start making indie games. It's a noble pursuit to to be sure, and with Microsoft's Independent Developers @ Xbox program for Xbox One, it's supposedly pretty easy. What Redmond doesn't tell you, however, is just how much it'll cost you. That's wh...

July 30th 2014 at 1:21am 0 Comments
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Classic platformer Another World and noir puzzler Contrast are two of four new ID@Xbox entrants to graduate onto the Xbox One store. The two other self-published games, Zombie Driver and RBI Baseball, were released earlier in the week. If you've seen Another World pop up a whole lot recently, t...

June 26th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Out of nowhere, Zombie Driver crept onto the Xbox One Games Store this morning in a new Ultimate Edition, and it's available now for $15/£12. The vehicular combat game launched on PC before coming to consoles in 2012, but it was delisted on Xbox 360 earlier this year after publisher Cyberfr...

June 24th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Sixty Second Shooter Prime is the latest ID@Xbox graduate to join the Xbox One ranks, and it's available right now for $5/£4. The name drives at the hook of Jamie Fristrom's game: you've got one life, 60 seconds, and a lot of procedurally generated shapes to shoot down, multipliers to earn a...

June 19th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments