Indie Games in the XBOX World

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As the ID@Xbox lead, Chris Charla (the Gandalf to your Frodo) knows first-hand how much incredible talent exists in the Canadian Indie game dev world. Chris shares his vision of the contribution Indie gaming is making to the Xbox world.


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Chris Charla is the director of ID@Xbox at Microsoft. ID@Xbox enables independent developers to self-publish their games using Xbox Live on Windows 10 devices and Xbox One. He launched ID@Xbox after working with developers for three years as portfolio director for XBLA at Microsoft Studios. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was VP of business development at a large independent developer, having sold out and become a suit after several years working as a designer and producer on creating original IP and doing fun things with licensed IP. Back in the day, he was editor in chief of Next Generation magazine and launch editor of He also edits the fanzines Incredibly Strange Games and Wallingford Skate Report.



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