The Indie Gamer Chick Collection: Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Well, this is something I never imagined in my wildest dreams.

I’m proud to announce that the Indie Gamer Chick Collection will be published by Ratalaika Games on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (and maybe Vita) in late 2019/early 2020. It will be a compilation of over a dozen of the most famous, most memorable, and the downright very best Xbox Live Indie Games from 2008 to 2016. This set will be the very definition of an indie hidden gem.

It’ll be a few months before we announce a lineup. I’m still in the early stages of sorting out which games are available to be considered for the set. But I now have enough available quality games to pool from that we can announce the development of this collection is officially underway. It’s happening.

I opened Indie Gamer Chick in July of 2011 as a review blog that would focus primarily on Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIGs). I never expected I would find an audience, never mind becoming such a prominent member of the XBLIG community. The talented developers of XNA adopted me. They elevated me to a higher level. Today, in 2019, I’ve got actual influence in gaming. Hundreds of contacts throughout the entire game industry. The creators of the games that defined my childhood sometimes reach out to me to tell me they’re fans of me. That’s not how it’s supposed to work, you know. There’s even people making unauthorized Indie Gamer Chick merchandise.

None of this happens if the XBLIG community didn’t support me. I owe everything to them.

I never took it for granted. I always was humbled and awestruck that they held me in such esteem. For that reason, I always looked to serve and elevate them as much as I could within the confines of my duty as a game critic. I worked to spread the word of the hard work and the limitations that XBLIGers had to deal with. I fought to get them better pricing and file-size flexibility, or better placement on the Xbox 360 dashboard. In 2013, I teamed with Indie Royale to create a bundle of PC ports of XBLIGs that many predicted doom and gloom for, but it succeeded. When the platform was in its dying days, I begged developers to preserve their work for generations yet to come. Even years after the closure of XBLIG, to many I’m still “that girl who reviews XBLIGs.” It’s a title I will always cherish.

I am honored and excited to have been given this one final opportunity to show the world what they missed when they overlooked Xbox Live Indie Games. The platform was known more for off-brand Minecraft (which succeeded because Minecraft hadn’t launched on consoles yet, people forget that) or massage apps or lazy avatar games. And that’s a tragedy, because no gaming platform ever had more diamonds in the rough than XBLIG. I want the Indie Gamer Chick Collection to be a monument to their talent and their dreams, too much of which went undiscovered and unrealized. And I relish this opportunity to once again serve the community that changed my life forever. It’s time to get to work.

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9 Responses to The Indie Gamer Chick Collection: Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

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  2. Wow! Amazing news! I’m so happy to see these overlooked games getting some love!

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  5. ChrisUnseen says:

    Congratulations! This is amazing news. I’m so happy for you and your team! Really looking forward to seeing what the Collection includes!

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  8. I hope good news like this keeps on coming. It’s about time those Xbox Live Indie Games get to experience the spotlight. We never knew, one or some could easily land in our list of favorites. Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of them!

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