Shovel Knight and Wasteland 2 Coming to Xbox One

Shovel the indies on before they’re lost in the Wasteland… 2.

Indie success stories are becoming more frequent now than those of AAA titles. Games like Shovel Knight are much more prevalent in the gaming zeitgeist than big-budget titles like Dying Light. That’s not to say AAA titles aren’t successful any more, we just hear a load more about the meteoric success of smaller teams than those huge studios with million dollar budgets. Both Microsoft and Sony have seen this, capitalizing on it with their own indie support programs. Microsoft’s own, [email protected], has even been able to announce another cart load of indie titles coming to their systems.

Ranking highly among the list of anyone is the Kickstarter darling Shovel Knight, along with its RPG friend Wasteland 2. The latter will be coming to Xbox One in a Game of the Year guise, with improved voice-overs and technical boosts brought by the game’s arrival in the Unity 5 engine. Microsoft announced at the same time that they’ve shipped [email protected] development kits to over 1000 indies across the world. But that doesn’t enter into your mind right now does it, you want to know what they’re bringing soon.

Well here’s a list of just some of 50 titles currently being created/ported/magically transferred to the Xbox One platform in the coming months and years.

  • Beyond Eyes (Team17)
  • ClusterPuck 99 (PHL Collective)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Earthlock: Festival of Magic (Snowcastle Games)
  • The Flame in the Flood (The Molasses Flood)
  • Fortified (Clapfoot Games)
  • Game 4 (The Behemoth)
  • Goat Simulator (Double Eleven)
  • LA Cops (Team 17)
  • Magic Duels: Origins (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Mighty No. 9 (Comcept)
  • Pixel Galaxy (Serenity Forge)
  • R.B.I. Baseball 15 (
  • Rivals of Aether (Dan Fornace)
  • Shadow Blade: Reload (Dead Mage)
  • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games)
  • Smite (Hi-Rez Studios)
  • Submerged (Uppercut Games)
  • Super Dungeon Bros (React! Games)
  • Swordy (Frogshark)
  • The Sun and Moon (Digerati Distribution and Marketing)
  • Zheros (Rimlight Studios)
  • Wasteland 2 (inXile Entertainment)
  • Blues And Bullets (A Crowd of Monsters)
  • Quest of Dungeons (David Jose Lourenco Amador)
  • Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey (Grande Games)
  • Hyperdrive Massacre (34 Big Things)
  • Red Out (34 Big Things)
  • Starpoint Gemini 2 (Little Green Men)
  • The Little Acre (Pewter Game Studios)
  • Space Dust Racers (Space Dust Studios)
  • The Adventures of Pip (Tick Toc Games)
  • Paranautical Activity (Digerati Distribution)
  • Slain (Digerati Distribution)
  • Gear Gauntlet (Drop Dead Interactive)
  • Draw a Stickman: Epic (Hitcents)
  • Reagan Gorbachev (Team2Bit)
  • Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows (Lince Works)
  • Raging Justice (Makin Games)
  • Grabbles (Noble Whale)
  • Run (Torch Games)
  • World of Diving (Vertigo Games)
  • Luna’s Tale (Maestro Game Studio)
  • Standpoint (Unruly Attractions)

Many of your eyes, ours included, will have gone drifting towards those big ones like Shovel Knight and Mighty No. 9. Don’t let some of the gems get past you though. Titles like Starpoint Gemini 2 and Smite can and should be sticking out as great indies that could find their way to Xbox One consoles soon.

Are you going to be picking up Shovel Knight or Starpoint Gemini 2 on Xbox one via the [email protected] program? Maybe you’re happier to pick up these games on PC since that’s where most of them seem to be born or stick around on. Let us know in the comments down below.

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