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…


Dream.Build.Play 2011: Only Days Left to Submit!

This is a friendly reminder that the submission deadline for the Dream.Build.Play 2011 Challenge is rapidly approaching. The submission period closes next Tuesday, June 14, at 1:59 p.m. CDT. Developers tend to submit their games at the last minute, so avoid potential delays or timeouts while you upload your game by planning ahead and completing…


Updates to the Top Downloads Channel on Xbox LIVE Indie Games

To our Xbox LIVE Indie Games Community: We have recently made changes to the way games are chosen and sorted in the Xbox LIVE Indie Games top downloads channel on the Xbox 360 Dashboard. Previously games were selected and ordered based on the previous day’s sales information. This caused an illusion of the channel being…


Update on Indie Games Ratings

To our Xbox LIVE Indie Games Community: We’ve heard your feedback and have made some changes to the ratings system on Xbox.com. Starting today, only users with Xbox LIVE Gold subscriptions will be allowed to rate content on the Xbox.com website. By implementing this change, we believe our customers will experience more consistent ratings and…


Gamefest 2011: Save the Dates!

  Join us at Microsoft’s annual conference for developers creating world-class entertainment for Kinect, Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360, and Windows. Featuring deep technical content presented by experts from Microsoft and the game industry, Gamefest also covers game production, business aspects, certification, and best practices to maximize success in the entertainment market. Who should attend?…


Registration Now Open for Dream.Build.Play 2011 Challenge

The Dream.Build.Play Challenge is back, and we’re more excited than ever to see your ideas come to life. Build the next mind-blowing game for Xbox 360® by using XNA Game Studio 4.0, and you could win! Winning game developers split $75,000 USD in prizes and get a shot at an Xbox LIVE® Arcade publishing contract,…


7 Days Left to Submit XNA GS 3.1 Games on App Hub

Until 11:59 PM PST on February 7th, 2011, developers creating games for Xbox LIVE Indie Games can continue to submit their games made in XNA Game Studio 3.1 to peer review on App Hub. Beginning at 12:00 AM PST on February 8th, 2011, only games made in XNA Game Studio 4.0 will be accepted to…


14 Days Left to Submit XNA GS 3.1 Games on App Hub

Until 11:59 PM PST on February 7th, 2011, developers creating games for Xbox LIVE Indie Games can continue to submit their games made in XNA Game Studio 3.1 to peer review on App Hub. Beginning at 12:00 AM PST on February 8th, 2011, only games made in XNA Game Studio 4.0 will be accepted to…