25 ID@Xbox Games Revealed at GDC
Guacamelee, Nutjitsu, Strike Suit Zero and many more indie titles make up this recently announced list of 25 games announced through the ID@Xbox program.
The Xbox Wire has announced the names of 25 games being done by independent developers that are confirmed for Xbox One release via the ID@Xbox program. With over 250 indie developers receiving Xbox One developmental kits through the ID@Xbox program (which also includes the ability to integrate all aspects of the Xbox One’s Kinect and Xbox Live into these games), Xbox is slowly coming closer to closing its gap between Sony in terms of indie game offerings.
“Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible so developers can focus on what matters most: creating the games you’re beginning to see today,”said ID@Xbox Games Director Chris Charla. “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.”
Featuring small developer studios from over nine different countries throughout the world, the ID@Xbox program offers less-fortunate teams without the backing of major companies the ability to develop titles for the Xbox One, which opens a door of vast potential for the next-gen system’s library. This also allows Xbox One players the opportunity to play fan favorite indie games such as DiveKick and Guacamelee, which have already debuted on non-Xbox systems.
Unfortunately, many of these titles have yet to have any sort of release window attached to them. Though certain ones such as Strike Suit Zero, 1001 Spikes and Nutjitsu are already expected to be arriving in the next few weeks.
Here are just some of the games that were recently announced for the ID@Xbox program at the GDC: Chariot, Contrast, DiveKick Addition Edition, Gunscape, Habitat, Hyper Lift Driver, Pinball Arcade, Riptide GP2, Spectra: 8-bit Racing, Super Time Force and Wulverblade.