Microsoft's [email protected] program is a fantastic way to have indie game developers self-publish their games on the Xbox platform, allowing them to make it easier to turn their dreams into reality. Microsoft has unveiled the list of games that will be available as part of this program, and there are a lot of games to choose from!
More than 200 developers have received Xbox One development kits via the program, and these indie games are set to be released to the Xbox Store in the coming weeks. Some of these games seem promising too - for example, "It Draws a Red Box" is a game that is inspired by Bomberman and Smash Bros, offering "a chaotic eight-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game."
Another game called "FRU" is described as a Kinect-based puzzle platformer in which the player uses a joystick and their body to control the game. The player's silhouette is used to reveal what lies beneath the world at first glance and gameplay changes according to the player's shape, pose, and movements.
Here is the complete list of games you can expect to see:
- 1001 Spikes by Nicalis
- Calibre 10 Racing Series by Bongfish GmbH
- CastleStorm by Zen Studios
- Chariot by Frima
- Chuck's Challenge 3D by Niffler
- Contrast by Compulsion Games
- Divekick Addition Edition + by Iron Galaxy Studios
- Forced by BetaDwarf ApS
- FRU by Through Games
- Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition by DrinkBox Studios
- Gunscape by Blowfish Studios
- Habitat by 4gency
- Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine
- It Draws a Red Box by Other Ocean
- Nutjitsu by NinjaBee
- Pinball Arcade by FarSight Studios
- Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut by Toxic Games
- Riptide GP2 by Vector Unit
- Roundabout by No Goblin
- Sixty Second Shooter Prime by Happion Laboratories
- Spectra: 8bit Racing by Gateway Interactive
- Strike Suit Zero by Born Ready Games
- Super Time Force by Capybara
- The Last Tinker by Mimimi Productions
- Wulverblade by Darkwind Media
"Our goal has always been to make Xbox One the best place to play games, and that means having a diverse portfolio for gamers to choose from. We've worked closely with independent developers to bring their own brand of creativity and innovation to the platform and today is just the beginning," Microsoft's Phil Spencer stated. Microsoft is looking to make this process as easy as possible so developers can create games you want to see and play!