After Vuvu Hero, myself and my friend Mike started work on a Indie xbox live game. So far it's been great, I'm very proud of my productivity so far. Just one thing that's really frustrating me is upon returning home this year I learned there's no indie game support on Australian 360s. Does anyone out there know what the deal with this is? My understanding is that since it's illegal to sell non-classified/rated games within Australia, they haven't been able to bring the service over. Meaning that all indie games would have to be submitted for classification, which I'm assuming Microsoft doesn't want to deal with (considering it costs per title to classify them). I've heard I am allowed to buy the XNA development doohickey, to play the early builds on my machine.. But past that I'm not allowed to have our own game on my 360... Has anyone heard if there's been any further developments on this? Will Microsoft ever consider bringing the service over? I don't see why we can't have it, considering Apple have been completely ignoring the laws with their iphone app store here. :|
Just to be clear, I'm talking about Indie XBL, not the standard arcade service where you buy Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid.
Also in unrelated news, I'm applying abroad to study my bachelors in 7 days. Shitting bricks. Preparing my portfolio like a muddafugger (and trying hard to avoid Minecraft).
Check out this animation by the creator of "Regular Show" when he studied at CalArts: