Xona Games: Announced as Official ID@Xbox Developer

Thursday, February 27, 2014
By: Matthew Doucette

New Developers Sign On to ID@Xbox!

Chris Charla of ID@Xbox has announced Xona Games as an official Xbox One developer under the ID@Xbox program.

We are in some very impressive company, as you can see below. These are accomplished indie studios who have been honored to be accepted into Microsoft's Xbox One Independent Developer program first. It is amazing and very much an honor to be included.

Now that we have this opportunity in front of us, it is our turn to make use of it. Wish us luck.

Here's the full list with links to TrueAchievements pages for AAA Retail and XBLA games. Please note XBLIG games are not linked on TA due to lack of achievements:

  1. 4gency
  2. A Crowd of Monsters
  3. Alientrap Games
  4. The Behemoth (BattleBlock Theater, Castle Crashers)
  5. BetaDwarf
  6. Big Ant Studios (Rugby League Live 2, World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars)
  7. Bloober Team
  8. Blowfish Studios
  9. Brain in a Jar (Indianapolis 500 Evolution)
  10. Brushfire Games
  11. Cherry Pop Games (Pool Nation)
  12. Codeglue (Rocket Riot)
  13. Code-Monkeys
  14. Compulsion Games (Contrast)
  15. Crunching Koalas
  16. Deco Digital
  17. Empty Clip Studios
  18. Escalation Studios
  19. EXOR Studios (Zombie Driver HD)
  20. FarSight Studios (The Pinball Arcade)
  21. Fatshark (Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, Cobalt)
  22. Flix Interactive
  23. Four Door Lemon Ltd
  24. Frambosa
  25. Frima
  26. Glass Bottom Games
  27. HB Studios (NBA Baller Beats)
  28. Headup Games
  29. Heart Machine
  30. Holmade Games
  31. Humble Hearts (Dust: An Elysian Tail)
  32. I Fight Bears
  33. Implausible Studios
  34. Iridium Studios
  35. iSquared Games Ltd
  36. Larian Studios (Divinity II: Ego Draconis, Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga)
  37. Mediatonic
  38. MeinMein
  39. Mighty Rabbit Studios
  40. Mimimi Productions
  41. nDreams Ltd
  42. NeocoreGames
  43. No Goblin (Roundabout)
  44. n-Space (Kinect Fun Labs: 5 Micro Lab Challenge)
  45. Piwot
  46. Pixel Balloon
  47. Playdead (Limbo)
  48. Rebellion (Sniper Elite V2)
  49. Relentless Software
  50. RetroCoders
  51. Ripstone
  52. Robomodo (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD)
  53. Ska Studios (The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile)
  54. Smudged Cat Games Ltd
  55. Snowrunner
  56. Spry Fox
  57. Tiny Castle Studios
  58. Toxic Games
  59. Vector Unit (Hydro Thunder Hurricane)
  60. Vertigo Games BV
  61. VooFoo Studios
  62. Warhorse Studios (Kingdom Come: Deliverance)
  63. WaterMelon (Pier Solar HD)
  64. Xona Games
  65. Zoë Mode (Powerstar Golf)

Congratulations to all the studios that made this list.

Shout outs to 4gency, Alientrap Games, HB Studios (also from Nova Scotia, Canada), Headup Games, Humble Hearts, Iridium Studios, Ska Studios, Smudged Cat Games, and Spry Fox. I am impressed to know so many of these studios personally.

That is all!



About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $190,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.