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ID@Xbox Presents: Indie Selects – Xbox Wire

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ID@Xbox has been serving to carry wonderful indie video games to Xbox avid gamers for a decade now, and we’ve at all times strived to seek out new methods to spotlight 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 now have an superior ID@Xbox neighborhood workforce, 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 approach to carry consideration to a number of the prime indie video games on Xbox by means of our new “Indie Selects” program, which launches immediately!  

Indie Selects features a curated, devoted assortment within the Xbox Retailer that includes indie video games chosen by the ID@Xbox workforce – together with help 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 obsessed with. A brand new assortment, that includes varied channels and rotating themes, will go dwell each Wednesday. 

The primary channel, which we’re calling merely “Featured Indies,” contains current indie video games that the ID@Xbox workforce recommends. These are video games we’ve performed and appreciated, and we really feel optimistic indie sport followers will get pleasure from too. Word that we’re not together with titles which might be in Recreation Cross right here even when they’re implausible, just because they’re featured repeatedly within the Recreation Cross hub. 

Our second channel incorporates a rotating number of video games that match with a weekly theme. In search of “Video games to Play With Your Cat,” or “Video games that Want a Snort 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 solutions for brand spanking new themes (or video games to incorporate in current themes) from gamers by means of our social channels.  

Different channels will embody themes to spotlight video games from all over the world, video games from new creators and voices, our ID@Xbox theme gross sales, and choose video games obtainable for pre-order. Lastly, we now have a channel to function upcoming indie video games that may be added to a gamer’s wishlist – one among 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 decisions for six titles to be designated our ID@Xbox “Indie Selects” of the month. The entire ID@Xbox workforce will vote to pick out 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 have been chosen, and why we like them. As well as, the builders will obtain a digital award that includes the Indie Selects emblem that they’ll exhibit on their very own channels (instance above). 

So why are we doing this? The brief 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 loads of video games on the market proper now, and it may be troublesome 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 part from present favorites, to older gems, to video games from new creators from all over the world. 

Be certain to take a look at the gathering, up to date every Wednesday, with our Indie Selects being featured the final Wednesday of every month. Yow 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 workforce, thanks, as at all times, for supporting indie video games!  

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