news\ Dec 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

Here's the first wave of indie developers ready to self-publish on Xbox One


Back in August, Microsoft outlined plans for a new program, Independent Developers @ Xbox (ID@Xbox), designed to allow independent studios to develop and self-publish games on the Xbox One. The program has been met with ovewhelming support and now Microsoft has revealed 32 studios and developers who have signed on for independent publishing.

The list is comprised of developers from all over the world and includes a nice assortment of micro studios to triple AAA teams. Among the list is European developers Crytek, Vlambeer, Born Ready, Slightly Mad and Double Eleven. From Japan, Xbox One will also have Inis and Comcept.

There's also a few returning XBLA vets like Signal Studios, Zen Studios, Bongfish, Half-Brick, and Ninja Bee, as well as XBLIG studio Zeboyd Games. Not all are returning though; Nicalis and The Men Who Wear Many Hats are two new developers that have never been on Xbox before.

"Bottom line, we’ve been blown away by the interest in the ID@Xbox program, and we can’t wait until the games start shipping so players can experience the amazing titles that the independent developers mentioned above (and many, many more!) will be bringing to Xbox One," said ID@Xbox Director, Chris Charla.

The list of developers that have been revealed so far is as follows:

  • iNis
  • Comcept
  • Vlambeer
  • Double Eleven
  • Slightly Mad Studios 
  • Born Ready 
  • Crytek
  • Happion Labs 
  • Chris Hecker
  • Team 17 
  • Panic Button 
  • Double Fine 
  • Drinkbox
  • Team Colorblind 
  • Signal Studios 
  • Zen Studios 
  • Bongfish — 
  • HalfBrick
  • NinjaBee
  • Zeyboyd Games 
  • Nicalis
  • The Men Who Wear Many Hats 
  • Iron Galaxy 
  • Jackbox Games 
  • High Voltage Software 
  • Capybara Games 
  • Behaviour
  • Hidden Path 
  • Gaijin Games 
  • The Odd Gentlemen 
  • WayForward
  • Other Ocean 

Charla noted that this list is just a "first selection of the hugely diverse complement of developers who are working on bringing games to Xbox One via ID@Xbox beginning early next year."

"We're working closely with developers to bring a wide selection of innovative titles to Xbox One and look forward to sharing more soon," he added.

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