ID@Xbox Game Fest 2019 is underway and we couldn’t be more excited about this year’s theme: Gaming for Everyone. As Xbox Ambassadors, it’s our mission to help make Xbox fun for everyone, and that’s just what ID@Xbox has set out to do.
The 31 games featured in this year’s Game Fest highlight diverse stories, voices, creators, and characters. Indie games like Dandara, In Between, and 1979 Revolution: Black Friday represent a future where gaming really is for everyone, and everyone has a game they can and like playing.
We’re here to share with you all our plans to join in the Game Fest fun. The Xbox Ambassadors Team and Playhosts will be streaming some of their favorite ID@Xbox games to celebrate diversity in gaming. Read on for the juicy details!
“The entire game takes place in a house. A single house. It’s a big house, to be sure, but still – the environment is much smaller than what you’d find in pretty much any other game. But it’s a brilliant move here, because it allows the designers to pack an incredible amount of detail into that one house. It feels like a real house, one that’s been lived in by real people. This realism makes the story that much more effective.” – Joe Rybicki, Why We Love Gone Home (and Why You Will Too)
“It’s a game that touches on a lot of subjects: death, family, stories and what we leave behind, but more than anything it’s a game about the unknown, about exploring something with no idea of what you’re going to find. This makes the game a little hard to describe because the more I tell you about it, the less it’s going to surprise you.” – Ian Dallas, Discover What Remains of Edith Finch on Xbox One July 19
“Navigating this powerful drama, where the world and your abilities develop in extraordinary ways, you are forced to examine your relationship with Finn. Orphaned when your parents died in a car accident, your relationship with him has always been strong. However, adolescence has opened the door to other interests away from home, and you’ve been growing apart.” – Alice Guy, Story-driven Adventure Game Blackwood Crossing Coming to Xbox One This Year
“Our latest game Old Man’s Journey was born out of two main ideas. We wanted to make a game about wanderlust and we wanted to include the whole spectrum of human emotions into this game. Not only the positive ones like happiness and love -which are very common in games- but also the ones that are seen more negatively and not so often incorporated, like regret and loss. All of them are very important. They make us human and very complex beings in the end.” – Josef Wiesner, Old Man’s Journey: Making a Game about Life, Loss, and Hope
This is all going down next week on the Xbox Ambassadors Mixer channel. Be sure to tune in and join us in support diversity in gaming!