We may never truly get another Summer of Arcade but that doesn’t mean the folks over at Xbox have forgotten the breadth of creativity given to us from independent developers. Today Xbox announced the ID@Xbox Game Fest; a monthlong celebration of indie games on Xbox One.
ID@Xbox enables game developers to self-publish games on Xbox One and Windows 10. Some examples of recent games supported by this program are Rocket League, ARK: Survival Evolved, Oxenfree, Superhot, and The Flame in the Flood.
ID@Xbox Game Fest officially kicks off on May 3 starting with a week of discovering new games you’ve never played before. Each week will have it’s own theme and Game Fest promises that the last week will offer some great deals on some of the best experiences ID@Xbox has to offer. Be sure to check out what they’ve got in store for you below the video!
May 3-9: Discover. ID@Xbox has hosted a number of memorable, outside-the-box games, like The Park, Beyond Eyes, and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. And that’s just the start. It’s time to broaden your horizons – discover new experiences, new creators, and new ways to play!
May 10-16: Play for Free. Everyone loves free stuff, and Xbox One is home to many top-notch free-to-play titles, such as Smite, Warframe, and ROBLOX. We’ll show you some of the best games from independent developers that you can play for free right now, to get the most bang for your non-buck.
May 17-23: What’s Next. The Xbox Game Preview program has already featured a number of acclaimed titles, including Layers of Fear (which has since graduated to a full release!), The Long Dark, and The Solus Project. We’ve got more games coming to the program, and this is your chance to get early access to tomorrow’s future indie hits, engage with developers, and help shape the next wave of awesome games
May 24-30: Best of ID@Xbox. Finally, we’ve got some great deals on some of the best ID@Xbox games and bundles. Most of these indie standouts need no introduction – we’re talking stuff like Rocket League, Rogue Legacy, The Escapists, and The Banner Saga. If you’ve never experienced them, we’re going to be offering you plenty of incentive to pick some of these modern classics.