Xbox Confirms Inaugural Group Of Self-Publishing Developers

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Posted on December 4, 2013, Devin Connors Xbox Confirms Inaugural Group Of Self-Publishing Developers

Xbox Wire has confirmed the first group of self-publishing developers participating in the new [email protected] program. The thirty-something developers vary in size, from big devs like Crytek down to smaller teams like Vlambeer. The program allows developers to self-publish their games through Xbox developer kits, and the streamlined process should cut out some of the wait-time seen when devs wanted to publish or update games on the Xbox 360.

From the Chris Charla, Director of [email protected]:

At [email protected], we’re as happy as anyone that Xbox One has shipped, but we still have our game faces on because there’s still a lot for us to do. We’ve had thousands of developers express interest in [email protected] and we continue to make some big strides to lower the barriers for independent developers to self-publish on Xbox One. Unity will be free to Xbox One developers, we’re continuing to hold developer events ([email protected] is next week) and we’re also working behind the scenes to set up the system that will enable any retail Xbox One to serve as a dev kit.

We’ve shipped dev kits to more than 50 studios and, as we said at gamescom, this first wave of developers is just the start. We want to make Xbox One a great platform for developers of all scales and sizes for years to come. We’ve been amazed at the response from developers to [email protected], and we really appreciate their patience as we ramp up the program.

It’s been great to see the diversity in developers who are joining the [email protected] program. Interest in [email protected] has been global – from Japan to Finland, developers in more than 50 countries are excited to get their games on Xbox One. Today, we’re excited to give a first glimpse at some of the developers who will be bringing great games to Xbox One via [email protected] (And let me emphasize, this is just a sampling of the many developers who are part of the program.)

Here’s the list of participating developers, although Xbox says this list isn’t comprehensive (other participating devs may not be listed):

  • Behaviour (WET)
  • Bongfish (Stoked: Big Air Edition)
  • Born Ready (Strike Suit Zero)
  • Capy (Super Time Force)
  • Comcept (Soul Sacrifice)
  • Crytek (Crysis Series)
  • Definition 6 (SpyParty)
  • 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 (DuckTales Remastered)
  • Zeboyd Games (Cthulu Saves the World)
  • Zen Studios (Zen Pinball Series)
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