Microsoft invites Xbox gamers to HQ to try upcoming indie titles

Microsoft is holding its third annual ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House on September 1 at its headquarters campus in Redmond, Washington. The free event will allow fans to play over 50 upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 games.

The event, which will be held the day before the big PAX West gaming convention in nearby Seattle from Sept. 2-5, will be held at the Microsoft campus (opens in new tab) at Building 92 on 15010 NE 36th Street in Redmond from 5-9 p.m. If you live in Seattle, or are staying there for PAX, Microsoft is providing free shuttle service from the Washington State Convention Center to the Microsoft campus, and back, for the event starting at 4:30 p.m.

Here's the massive list of games that will be at the ID@Xbox event, some of which will be playable to the public for the first time:

  • 140 – Carlsen Games
  • AER – Forgotten Key
  • ARK: Survival Evolved – Studio Wildcard
  • Armed and Gelatinous – Three Flip Studios
  • Axiom Verge – Thomas Happ Games
  • Beacon – Monothetic LLC
  • Blackwood Crossing – PaperSeven Ltd
  • Brawlout – Angry Mob Games
  • The Bunker – Splendy Games
  • Candle Man – Spotlightor
  • Cluster Truck – Landfall Games
  • Cuphead – StudioMDHR
  • Death Squared – SMG Studio
  • Deforms – Ready at Dawn
  • Earth's Dawn – Rising Star
  • Flinthook – Tribute Games
  • Gas Guzzlers Extreme – Gamepires
  • GRIDD: Retroenhanced – AntabStudio
  • Knee Deep – Prologue Games
  • Mantis Burn Racing – VooFoo Studios Ltd.
  • Manual Samuel – Perfectly Paranormal
  • Mekazoo – The Good Mood Creators
  • Moonshot – Pump Action Games
  • Outlast 2 – Red Barrels
  • Pit People – The Behemoth
  • Raiders of the Broken Planet – Mercury Steam
  • Redout – 34BigThings
  • Refactor – NextGen Pants
  • Rescue Triangle – CottonGame
  • Rise and Shine – Adult Swim
  • Road Redemption – Dark Seas Interactive
  • Silence – Daedalic Entertainment
  • Slime Rancher – Monomi Park
  • Sniper Elite 4 – Rebellion
  • State of Mind – Daedalic Entertainment
  • Strength of the Sword ULTIMATE – Ivent Games
  • Super Slam Dunk Touchdown – Tipping Goat LLC
  • Superweights – Pompaduo
  • The Final Station – Do My Best Games
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3 – Jackbox Games
  • We Are Chicago – Culture Shock Games
  • Warhammer: Vermintide – Fatshark
  • Westerado – Adult Swim
  • Western Press – Bandit-1

Will you be able to attend the ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House? What games on this list are you looking most forward to playing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

John Callaham
  • I do like what MS is doing with ID@Xbox but one, I wish it was called something else Xbox Arcade was the right name... though I understand they are trying to persuade PC user with the tag Indie developers, but overall Xbox Arcade was just better... second I do wish they would entice SKA studio to come back to the platform :( i truely would love to see more, Dishwasher Samurai, Charlie Murder, thier new game, and more of them... Also anything they could do to bring in line more japanese developer... I am Setsuna would of been a GAINT pick up for ID@Xbox and if they ever manage to get Dungeon Defenders 2 that would be a good win also... *sigh* just so much potential that isn't being fulfilled :(
  • ID@xbox sounds better. Xbox arcade is silly.
  • Awesome!!!!......release date for cuphead??
  • Microsoft should fix optimus diagonal screen tearing issue on win10 first then talk about gaming.
  • Just semi-related, but, what happened to MS letting users try games and apps from the store before you buy them?