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#1 Xbox-Scene


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:03 AM

New Xbox LIVE Indie Games Rules
Posted by XanTium | January 4 23:03 EST | News Category: Xbox360
From blogs.msdn.com/b/xna:

Welcome to 2012! We’re eager to see what our developers have in store for Xbox LIVE Indie Games in the coming year and to kick things off we have an exciting announcement regarding some changes to App Hub that make it a good time to be an Xbox LIVE Indie Games developer.

* Higher maximum CCGAME size
Since the start of Xbox LIVE Indie Games, CCGAME bundles submitted for Xbox LIVE Indie Games were limited to a maximum size of 150MB. We’ve heard all the great feedback on this subject and today we are pleased to inform you that developers are now able to submit CCGAME bundles up to 500MB through App Hub for publishing on Xbox LIVE Indie Games.

* New limit for 80 point games
Another area we’re adjusting today is the requirement that titles larger than 50MB be priced at either 240 or 400 points. After raising our maximum size we’ve decided to also raise this limit. Starting today you can apply the 80 point price to any game with a CCGAME size under 150MB, which is three times the current limit of 50MB.

* More titles per developer
The last change affects a fewer number of developers, but we still believe it’s an important update. Originally developers were limited to just eight titles on Xbox LIVE Indie Games. When Creators Club became App Hub, we raised the limit up to ten. We’re happy today to let you know that we’re again raising this limit up to twenty titles per developer.
We’re continuing to watch our developer base and adapt the system to the needs of our creators. We hope you’re all as excited as we are to kick off 2012 with these great updates to the App Hub to enable our developers to make even better content for Xbox LIVE Indie Games. If you have any questions or want to discuss these changes, feel free to post in our forum thread.

News-Source: blogs.msdn.com/b/xna

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

OK was not expecting or atleast didn't know this earlier but game price are based on size?

Wow learn something new each day.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:15 PM

I have like, 300 MS points in my account. Can anybody recommend me a good, fun indie game? I;ve never really looked into them apart from the many Mincraft clones on there....

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

Some Indie games are very good, can't wait to see what new things this will bring. 3 times the limit is very good news. I wonder what they mean by 20 titles per developer? Is that forever, or per year?

Edited by iwanttheagrocrag, 09 January 2012 - 06:27 PM.

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