ID@Xbox Presents: Indie Selects – Xbox Wire


ID@Xbox has been serving to carry wonderful indie video games to Xbox players for a decade now, and we’ve at all times strived to seek out new methods to focus on our favorites. We’ve sponsored our personal devoted showcases, we’ve featured rad video games and creators in our E3 Briefings and Xbox Video games Showcases, we’ve got an superior ID@Xbox neighborhood group, and we run month-to-month ID@Xbox theme gross sales.

To construct on that legacy we’re excited to announce that we’ve discovered a brand new solution to carry consideration to among the high indie video games on Xbox by way of our new “Indie Selects” program, which launches right now!  

Indie Selects features a curated, devoted assortment within the Xbox Retailer that includes indie video games chosen by the ID@Xbox group – together with assist on our social and neighborhood channels, and even proper right here on the Xbox Wire. Within the Video games part of the Xbox sprint, we now have a everlasting hub that showcases indie video games we’re keen about. A brand new assortment, that includes varied channels and rotating themes, will go stay each Wednesday. 

The primary channel, which we’re calling merely “Featured Indies,” consists of latest indie video games that the ID@Xbox group recommends. These are video games we’ve performed and preferred, and we really feel optimistic indie sport followers will take pleasure in too. Notice that we’re not together with titles which might be in Sport Go right here even when they’re unbelievable, just because they’re featured recurrently within the Sport Go hub. 

Our second channel includes a rotating collection of video games that match with a weekly theme. On the lookout for “Video games to Play With Your Cat,” or “Video games that Want a Giggle Observe,” or “Video games for Evil Villains”? You’ll discover them right here. We’re engaged on a bunch of various, enjoyable concepts for themes proper now to roll out over the approaching months, and we’ll at all times take ideas for brand new themes (or video games to incorporate in current themes) from gamers by way of our social channels.  

Different channels will embody themes to focus on video games from all over the world, video games from new creators and voices, our ID@Xbox theme gross sales, and choose video games accessible for pre-order. Lastly, we now have a channel to characteristic upcoming indie video games that may be added to a gamer’s wishlist – one in all our indie devs’ most extremely requested options. 

And now the very best half: as soon as a month – the final week of the month – we’ll showcase our selections for six titles to be designated our ID@Xbox “Indie Selects” of the month. The entire ID@Xbox group will vote to pick their favorites and these are the six video games that we really feel assured you’ll love. These are video games that we wish to put our stamp of approval on. Not solely will the Indie Selects be featured in a particular assortment for that week, we’ll additionally launch a month-to-month spotlight reel on our social channels, and publish an Xbox Wire article to dig extra deeply into which video games had been chosen, and why we like them. As well as, the builders will obtain a digital award that includes the Indie Selects brand that they will exhibit on their very own channels (instance above). 

So why are we doing this? The quick reply: we love video games made by unbiased builders, and we wish extra individuals to find them, purchase them, and play them! We all know there are quite a lot of video games on the market proper now, and it may be tough for distinctive titles to seek out an viewers in crowded marketplaces. With a devoted, everlasting, curated assortment within the  Xbox Retailer, we’ll be capable to carry extra consideration to video games that we really feel are significantly particular – every little thing from present favorites, to older gems, to video games from new creators from all over the world. 

Be sure that to take a look at the gathering, up to date every Wednesday, with our Indie Selects being featured the final Wednesday of every month. You will discover the gathering on the Xbox sprint by going to the shop after which deciding on Video games from the menu on the left. From the entire ID group, thanks, as at all times, for supporting indie video games!  


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