Microsoft showcases all of their Xbox One indie video games at GDC 2017

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Yesterday, Chris Charla, the Director of [email protected], took to the Xbox Wire to showcase some of the games which will be released as part of the self-publishing program for independent developers. The reveal of the games comes at the fourth Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and comes as more than 450 titles have already launched through the program. We’ve given the post a look and have picked out just a few of the most interesting titles for you below.

Aven Colony (Team17 Software Ltd.) [Xbox One]

Aven Colony is a city-building, sci-fi strategy game where players have to build their own colony on Aven Prime while combating the challenges that only a hostile planet can provide.

Tower 57 (Pixwerk) [Xbox One, Windows 10]

Tower 57 is a new Xbox One and Windows 10 co-op twin-stick shooter that supports Xbox Play Anywhere. Tower 57 aims to challenge your imagination and test your gaming skills, but also takes them to another level. Imagine being lost in a steampunk-themed tower-like fortress full of threats straight from campy sci-fi stories. Some of these enemies have tentacles, others with cutting-edge lasers, but all share the same agenda: putting an end to your existence. Now think of the same situation, but with a Tesla gun in your hand, plenty of ammo at your disposal, and a friend who’s got your back. Sounds like a much different, more explosive story doesn’t it?

Graveyard Keeper (Lazy Bears Games/tinyBuild) [Xbox One, Windows 10]

Graveyard Keeper is a cemetery management simulator that allows you to build and manage your own graveyard, find ways to cut costs, expand into witch-burning festival entertainment, and scare villagers into attending church to name just a few of your ventures. You must do whatever it takes to build a thriving business in this capitalism economy; it just happens to be a graveyard.

These are just a few of the Indie titles, and list of upcoming [email protected] titles is very long, so we invite you to head over to the Xbox Wire and check out the full list for yourself. In fact, just a few days ago, Chris Charla, the Director of [email protected], pointed to the strengths of [email protected] and mentioned that there are more than 1,000 games under development in the program. As always, we would love to hear your thoughts on these great Indie titles, so be sure to drop us a comment below to let us know what you think!

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