We need XBOX Live Indie Games in Portugal!!

See the little black country on the map? It’s Portugal. The green zone are countries around Portugal that have XBOX Live Indie Games. We are surrounded by countries that can place their games on Creator’s Club but we were left behind. I won’t say there aren’t many others but they can speak for themselves.

I’m tired of watching developers from other countries being able to place their games there and we have to sit and watch.

Yeah I know there’s money involved and it’s not easy to add a country just because. Even more Portugal doesn’t have a great reputation on gaming and some even think we don’t have anything worth it (Microsoft XNA Pizza Night proved that wrong) but we have a cool xna community that’s fading away and moving to other platforms because it’s not only about making games but also getting money from that.
If they can’t find it on Xbox they move to others, IPhone, PC etc.

I have Vizati ready for Playtesting and I’m waiting that someday we get XBLIG here. I hope that with the release of Windows Phone 7, which will be available here that some other doors might also open.

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  2. Alex

    Another annoying thing to point out is that there are a number of countries (like Ireland) that can release games on XBLIG but can’t play them. It’s a pity the coverage hasn’t improved, I know that it’s probably due to legal issues or money, but I can’t find any official explanation.

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