Several months ago, the Microsoft Company has confirmed its Xbox Live Creators Program. Xbox Live Creators Program was officially launched by Microsoft to let developers directly publish games to the Xbox One or Windows 10 PCs. Special section’s first games are now available in the Xbox Store named “Creators Collection”. Nine games are only available right now, however, the expectation is that indie developers will publish basic titles that can be played across PCs and Xbox One console. The lists of the nine games according to Chris Charla who is the Director of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program are:
- Animal Rivals, Blue Sunset Games; an action-packed couch party game for 1-4 players. This is available in Xbox One and Windows 10.
- Block Dropper, Tresiris Games; a fast paced, arcade style and 3D plat former. This is available in Xbox One and Windows 10.
- Crystal Brawl, Studio Mercato; with MOBA-like strategy.Available in Xbox One and Windows 10.
- Derelict Fleet, Bionic Pony; a space combat game. This is available for Xbox One.
- ERMO, Nonostante;calm and peaceful graphics puzzle game. This is available for Xbox One.
- A GalactiMAX!, ONLYUSEmeFEET; the player shooting aliens for points to pierce the heavens in classic arcade shooter action. This is available in Xbox One and Windows 10.
- Kubic, Pixel Envision Ltd; an optical illusion puzzle game. This is available in Xbox One and Windows 10.
- Space Cat!, GershGamesLLC; Will got to shoot your way past an onslaught of enemies and bosses. This is available in Xbox One and Windows 10.
- Stereo Aereo, The Stonebot Studio; an action rhythm game that is inspired by the pop-culture influences of the 80’s. This is available in Xbox One and Windows 10.
Making it more significantly more open than the current ID@Xbox program, the certification process for Creators Collection games has been simplified by Microsoft no concept approval is needed. That means that Creators Collection games will not be the typical standard found from ID@Xbox or regular Xbox games and developers will have now the ability to publish undone titles to the Store to gain feedback.
Any developers who are hoping to access those features must need to move to the ID@Xbox program as well as Creators Collection games won’t access to Achievements, Gamerscore, or Xbox Live multiplayer. Instead of small studios that publish via ID@Xbox, the Creators Program is more intended for hobby game creators. Titles must be created as Universal Windows Apps so they can keep running on Windows 10 and the Indie developers can use a retail Xbox One consoles to make and publish a game.
The Director of Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program, Chris Charla says “This is just the beginning,” also he added, “You’ll find creative games, some familiar styles, and some brand-new experiences; really, whatever these imaginative developers chose to make.” The Creators Collection games are now accessible in the Xbox One Store and Windows Store.