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#1 Kvally

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 15:58

 

It has been an exciting couple months for ID@Xbox. We created this program to make it easy for independent developers to bring their innovative ideas to Xbox One, and the response from the community continues to be amazing!

 
In December, we gave you a first look at developers worldwide who joined the program. Without further ado, below are some more ID@Xbox developers hard at work on their games. Remember, this list is by no mean exhaustive – more than 200 developers are already creating games using dev kits provided by ID@Xbox right now – it’s just a sample of the many independent developers who will be bringing their games to Xbox One.
 
Honestly when I look at this list, all I can say is “wow.” It’s incredibly humbling to see so many fantastic studios there supporting Xbox One, from XBLIG and XBLA alumni like Ska Studios and Humble Hearts, to new studios like Glass Bottom Games and Heart Machine, and veterans including Robomodo, Zoë Mode and Playdead. We could not be more excited! 
 
ID@Xbox is a global program and we’re committed to bringing the best from around the world to Xbox One. The first ID@Xbox games are in certification now and, as always, we continue to look for ways to improve the creation process for our ID@Xbox partners with new processes and tools. Stay tuned for updates on both soon!
 
  • 4gency
  • A Crowd of Monster
  • Alientrap Games
  • The Behemoth
  • BetaDwarf
  • Big Ant Studios
  • Bloober Team
  • Blowfish Studios
  • Brain in a Jar
  • Brushfire Games
  • Cherry Pop Games Ltd
  • Codeglue
  • Code-Monkeys
  • Compulsion Games
  • Crunching Koalas
  • Deco Digital
  • Empty Clip Studios
  • Escalation Studios
  • EXOR Studios
  • FarSight Studios
  • Fatshark
  • Flix Interactive
  • Four Door Lemon Ltd
  • Frambosa
  • Frima
  • Glass Bottom Games
  • HB Studios
  • Headup Games
  • Heart Machine
  • Holmade Games
  • Humble Hearts LLC
  • I Fight Bears
  • Implausible Industries
  • Iridium Studios
  • iSquared Games Ltd
  • Larian Studios
  • Mediatonic
  • MeinMein
  • Mighty Rabbit Studios
  • Mimimi Productions
  • nDreams Ltd
  • NeocoreGames
  • No Goblin
  • n-Space
  • Piwot
  • Pixel Balloon
  • Playdead
  • Rebellion
  • Relentless Software
  • RetroCoders
  • Ripstone
  • Robomodo
  • Ska Studios
  • Smudged Cat Games Ltd
  • Snowrunner
  • Spry Fox
  • Tiny Castle Studios
  • Toxic Games
  • Vector Unit
  • Vertigo Games BV
  • VooFoo Studios
  • Warhorse Studios
  • WaterMelon
  • Xona Games
  • Zoë Mode

 

http://news.xbox.com...-new-developers

 

Rebellion? Ska? Play Dead? YES bam....boom. Xbox One is nailing the games this gen again. Are YOU READY!!  Back log continues.

 

 




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Posted 27 February 2014 - 23:35

That is a ridiculous list of studios, good to see that loosening up their restrictions should be paying them pay with a flurry of new content.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 00:29

I really hope some of these Indies take advantage of Kinect, and the cloud compute....

But that is wishful thinking...

#4 GotBored

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:48

Never heard of any of these studios, can you list some popular games they have made?



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:20

Never heard of any of these studios, can you list some popular games they have made?


They are indie developers, so its no surprise you wouldnt be as familiar.

Reading down the list, The Behemoth are big to me becuase they made castle crashers.

I think most of those listed have made games before.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:26

Never heard of any of these studios, can you list some popular games they have made?

The Behemoth was the dev I actually knew and really liked, had to look up the others and it turns out they have some studios who have made some pretty big games.

The Behemoth - Castle Crashers, Alien Hominid HD, and Battleblock Theater.
Rebellion - Sniper Elite series
Playdead - Limbo
Compulsion Games - Contrast
Larian Studios - Divinity series
Warhorse Studios - Currently making Kingdom Come: Deliverance

 



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:31

Ska Studios also pops out. They made the Dishwasher series and Charlie Murder, games I really enjoyed.

#8 JonnyLH

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 13:58

Never heard of any of these studios, can you list some popular games they have made?

There's always one.

To ruffle some feathers, I find it quite amusing how pre-launch of these consoles everyone regarded the X1 the indie hating platform. With news like this, its quite apparent that the place for the indie driven titles between the consoles is the X1. The common codebases between platforms will help astronomically with this.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 14:27

There's always one.

To ruffle some feathers, I find it quite amusing how pre-launch of these consoles everyone regarded the X1 the indie hating platform. With news like this, its quite apparent that the place for the indie driven titles between the consoles is the X1. The common codebases between platforms will help astronomically with this.

 

Not everyone follows the indie scene that closely. I play indie games more than anything and I often forget studio/game relations.

 

I wouldn't say either of them have pushed ahead in the area though. PS4 has made an early lead actually releasing indies with more being announced every day. And ever since ID was announced there has been another breathe of life into X1 development. Once the games actually start releasing I'd say they're pretty even footed.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 14:34

Not everyone follows the indie scene that closely. I play indie games more than anything and I often forget studio/game relations.

I wouldn't say either of them have pushed ahead in the area though. PS4 has made an early lead actually releasing indies with more being announced every day. And ever since ID was announced there has been another breathe of life into X1 development. Once the games actually start releasing I'd say they're pretty even footed.

I don't follow indie gaming much, but why are people trying to link the developers to games? Indie isn't about monopolising well known series'. Its about bringing younger creative talent into the scene to allow more ideas to flow into the gaming industry.

You honestly don't feel like this puts the X1 on top? I don't want to turn it into a console bashing thread but with both ID@Xbox lists which have been announced recently, it puts the Xbox leap and bounds infront based on developer count alone. Sony have stayed pretty much quiet about anything since launch.

The only reason I'm saying this though is because of the indie-hate bashing it received prior to the ID@Xbox program, the announcement of it and that '180' which is clearly false.

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 14:40

I don't follow indie gaming much, but why are people trying to link the developers to games? Indie isn't about monopolising well known series'. Its about bringing younger creative talent into the scene to allow more ideas to flow into the gaming industry.

You honestly don't feel like this puts the X1 on top? I don't want to turn it into a console bashing thread but with both ID@Xbox lists which have been announced recently, it puts the Xbox leap and bounds infront based on developer count alone. Sony have stayed pretty much quiet about anything since launch.

The only reason I'm saying this though is because of the indie-hate bashing it received prior to the ID@Xbox program, the announcement of it and that '180' which is clearly false.

 

Not really. I'm sure if someone compiled a complete list they'd be pretty even. The vita is also offering incentive for some to port their games to a platform which isn't see much competition from AAA.

 

Quick google and found these 2 substancial lists:

http://www.gamasutra...ew/news/187080/

http://uk.ign.com/wi...n_4_Indie_Games

 

And I see no issue about indies creating series instead of one off games. Why is it ok for Ska Studio to make 2 Vampire titles or Ed McMillian to create 2 Issacs but the rest are limited to 1? Hell, Team 17 do nothing but Worms pretty much since they were founded and they've opened their doors to publish other games instead of making new IP themselves.

 

But you're right, this topic will not be PS4 vs X1 so let's nip it in the bud now.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 15:02

This is just a continuation of the untouched Indie support that was found in the Xbox 360, which has 4000 Indie games. This will just build on top of that strong Indie library.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 15:09

Not really. I'm sure if someone compiled a complete list they'd be pretty even. The vita is also offering incentive for some to port their games to a platform which isn't see much competition from AAA.

 

Quick google and found these 2 substancial lists:

http://www.gamasutra...ew/news/187080/

http://uk.ign.com/wi...n_4_Indie_Games

 

And I see no issue about indies creating series instead of one off games. Why is it ok for Ska Studio to make 2 Vampire titles or Ed McMillian to create 2 Issacs but the rest are limited to 1? Hell, Team 17 do nothing but Worms pretty much since they were founded and they've opened their doors to publish other games instead of making new IP themselves.

 

But you're right, this topic will not be PS4 vs X1 so let's nip it in the bud now.

 

To be pedantic, the announcement above states that the list isn't even the full list and there's over 200. The links you've listed have quite a lot of cross over between the platforms.

 

To me more civilised, I'm really happy the consoles have self-publishing platforms with such open arms.



#14 Andrew

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 15:13

To be pedantic, the announcement above states that the list isn't even the full list and there's over 200. The links you've listed have quite a lot of cross over between the platforms.

 

To me more civilised, I'm really happy the consoles have self-publishing platforms with such open arms.

 

Well to be really pedantic, if you care about indies, you play them on PC. Their true home (Y) :p



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 12:00

I don't follow indie gaming much, but why are people trying to link the developers to games? Indie isn't about monopolising well known series'. Its about bringing younger creative talent into the scene to allow more ideas to flow into the gaming industry.

 

Indie is a shortform of "independence" or "independent";

 

Its not about bringing younger creative talent into the scene because large studios and developers can do that, its about giving a developer full independent control over their game and they can follow their vision of the game rather than their publisher telling them what to do to make it sell well.

 

Indie studios have made many games that have been hugely popular, I don't follow the indie scene but was just curious if the studios listed made anything which would be noticeable.