XBLIG Program Announcement

Celebrating the past and embracing the future of indie gaming By: Chris Charla and Andy Dunn Post Time: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5:17 p.m. PT   At Xbox, we have seen firsthand the magic that independent developers can bring to gamers worldwide. The reception to ID@Xbox on Xbox One has been fantastic, with more than 1,000 developers…


XBLIG Support

We are trying to create an updated list of users who are having issues logging into their XBLIG account or need othertechnical support.  If you are running into a technical or billing issue with XBLIG please send an email tocreators@microsoft.com using one of the subject lines listed below.  Please use ONLY one of these three subject…


Want a better chance to get your title on the dashboard?

If so, it would help to send better art work to us. A common reason we cannot feature certain titles is due to low resolution or poorly captured box art or screen shots. The recommended specifications are: High Res Layered Key Art – 4:3 format/minimum300 dpi/no text or logos. Also, no cropping if possible. If…


Win the opportunity to be mentored by Ian Livingstone OBE and Any Payne OBE along with a month’s free PR support with Microsoft’s “Power Up” competition!

Microsoft has launched a developer contest called ‘PowerUp’. The competition is aimed at UK Inide Developers who want to develop andpublish awesome games for Windows 8.   If you are using XNA today todevelop Xbox Indie titles why not port your existing titles or create a newones for the Windows 8 “Power Up” competition and be…


Dream.Build.Play Winners!

Meet the 2012 Dream.Build.Play Challenge winners! Thank you for your hard work, congratulations on your awesome accomplishment, and welcome to the Dream.Build.Play universe. Go here to see the winners: https://www.dreambuildplay.com/main/winners.aspx


Dream.Build.Play Finalists

The games received for this year’s competition were phenomenal. Congratulations to the 40 finalists (listed in alphabetical order). Xbox 360: A Pixel Escape Italy Apple Jack 2 United Kingdom Bleed Canada Brand Canada Chibis Bomba France Chompy Chomp Chomp United Kingdom Dead Pixels United Kingdom Diehard Dungeon United Kingdom Divided United Kingdom Face-Plant Adventures Germany…


App Hub Maintenance

App Hub is currently offline.  We expect the downtime tolast less than 24 hours.  Rest assured our teams will be working asquickly as possible to minimize the impact on you.  Once the developerportal is back online, you might still encounter an occasional hiccup as wecomplete the back-end work over the next several weeks.   We…


Happy New Year, Xbox LIVE Indie Games!

Welcome to 2012! We’re eager to see what our developers have in store for Xbox LIVE Indie Games in the coming year and to kick things off we have an exciting announcement regarding some changes to App Hub that make it a good time to be an Xbox LIVE Indie Games developer. Higher maximum CCGAME…


Welcome to the New Xbox 360 Dashboard

Today is exciting. Why? Because today we welcome the newest update to the Xbox 360 dashboard.   What does this update mean to you, Xbox LIVE Indie Game developers? To start with, it means a new user interface and organizational and functional changes. The new user interface uses the Metro style, the same style used…