Back at the Games Developer Conference, Microsoft announced the Xbox Live Creators Program, which will allows any independent developer to integrate Xbox Live into their game and publish to Xbox One and Windows 10 without the need for concept approval. Now that a few months have passed since the initial announcement, the first set of these titles has become available on the Xbox One for Xbox Alpha Insiders (via Windows Central.)
At the moment, only six titles are available for Xbox Alpha Insiders to download via an “Insider content” section of the Insider Hub app. Three of the titles are paid, and three titles are free. Of course, given the fact that these are work in progress titles from independent developers, you can expect to experience glitches and other issues while playing. You can see the titles in the list below.
- Whispers in the Dark
- Stereo Aereo
- Animal Rivals
- Derelict Fleet
- Space Cat!
- Solitaire HD
Again, due to the nature of the limits set forth by the Xbox Live Creators Program, these titles will not have features such as Xbox Live Multiplayer or Xbox Live Achievements. As Chris Charla, director of [email protected] explained at GDC, developers in the program do still have the option of taking things further and gain access to these features by joining the [email protected] program after their game ships.
If you’re eager to try out these new games, you can check out this website for directions on how to join the Xbox Insider Program. And, if you’re a developer who would like to have your games published on Xbox and Windows 10, you can head here to learn more about the Xbox Live Creators Program.Further reading: Alpha Ring, Developers, Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Live Creators Program