First Group of Self-Publishing Xbox One Devs Include Halfbrick Studios, Double Fine, Crytek

Posted by at 12:08 pm on December 4, 2013


Microsoft listed 33 developers that will be participating in its ID@Xbox self-publishing program for Xbox One. The list of those that applied and were approved by Microsoft included Iron Galaxy (Divekick), Crytek (Crysis, Far Cry), Halfbrick Studios (Fruit Ninja), Demiurge Studios (Shoot Many Robots), Double Fine (Brutal Legend) and Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing). Some developers have already announced the games they are bringing to the platform, such as Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 and Capy’s Below.

The independent developers program was announced in August, and grants indies access to two Xbox One development kits as well as a license to the Unity game engine in order to create games for the system. Microsoft said the first round of games published in the ID@Xbox program will arrive in early 2014. Microsoft’s initial plans to disallow self-publishing on the Xbox One were reversed in July.

A list of the participating developers, which Microsoft says is “far from comprehensive,” can be found after the break.

  • Behaviour (WET, Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise)
  • Bongfish (Stoked: Big Air Edition)
  • Born Ready (Strike Suit Zero)
  • Capy (Super Time Force)
  • Comcept (Soul Sacrifice, Mighty No. 9)
  • Crytek (Crysis, Far Cry series)
  • Definition 6 (SpyParty)
  • Demiurge (Shoot Many Robots)
  • Double Eleven (LittleBigPlanet Vita)
  • Double Fine (Brutal Legend)
  • Drinkbox (Tales From Space: About a Blob)
  • Gaijin Games (Bit.Trip series)
  • Halfbrick Studios (Fruit Ninja)
  • Happion Labs (Energy Hook)
  • Hidden Path (Defense Grid)
  • High Voltage Software (The Conduit)
  • Inis (Elite Beat Agents)
  • Iron Galaxy (Divekick)
  • Jackbox Games (You Don’t Know Jack)
  • Nicalis (Cave Story, VVVVVV)
  • Ninja Bee (A World of Keflings)
  • Other Ocean (Super Monkey Ball iOS, Dark Void Zero)
  • Panic Button (Kinect Star Wars)
  • Signal Studios (Toy Soldiers)
  • Slightly Mad Studios (Need for Speed: Shift, Project CARS)
  • Team 17 (Worms series)
  • Team Colorblind (Jetpack Brontosaurus, Aztez)
  • The Men Who Wear Many Hats (Organ Trail, Max Gentlemen)
  • The Odd Gentlemen (The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom)
  • Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing)
  • WayForward (Shantae series)
  • Zeboyd Games (Cthulu Saves the World)
  • Zen Studios (Zen Pinball series)

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