Hassle Free. Quick Approval. Creator Freedom
Microsoft has officially launched the Xbox Live Creators Program, this program has been put in place for developers to directly publish games to the Xbox One or Windows 10 Store. The first games are already available from a section in the Xbox Store named “Creators collection.” At the moment there are only nine games available right now, but the indie development community is strong and we should expect tons more. We have listed our top 5 below that we suggest you take for a spin.
Another major improvement for creators is the certification process has been made hassle free for the Creators collection games and there is no concept approval needed to submit your game into the program. The developers will be able to publish unfinished games to the Store to receive valuable feedback.
Our Top 5 from the Program
Crystal Brawl, Studio Mercato:
Gauntlet meets NBA Jam in Crystal Brawl, a 2v2 capture-the-flag local multiplayer game that melds fast action with MOBA-like strategy. Choose from a variety of characters with different abilities, with a notable twist: each character has a unique ability that alters the terrain. Experiment with different character combinations to uncover hidden strategies! Studio Mercato is an independent game studio based in New York City. (Xbox One, Windows 10)
Derelict Fleet, Bionic Pony:
Derelict Fleet is a fast-paced space combat game. You are tasked with defending a refugee fleet as you travel the stars searching for a new colony to call home. Bionic Pony is a small indie studio based in Tampa, FL that started making Xbox Live indie games in 2010. (Xbox One)
ERMO is a relaxing puzzle game featured with a calming and peaceful graphics. Immerse yourself in the landscapes and colors of ERMO and let you be carried away. You will learn the rules in a few seconds, but ERMO will catch you for hours. (Xbox One)
In the vast darkness of space, GalactiMAX has the player shooting aliens for points to pierce the heavens in classic arcade shooter action! As more aliens are defeated, the player’s ship will increase in size and power. How big can this ship get?! (Xbox One, Windows 10)
Space Cat!, GershGamesLLC:
Shoot your way past an onslaught of enemies and bosses. Collect weapon upgrades like missiles, bombs, laser beams and much more. GershGamesLLC is a group of young hobbyists that makes for fun on the weekends. (Xbox One, Windows 10)