Xbox Live Indie Games (abbreviated as XBLIG, and previously called Xbox Live Community Games) are user created video games released on Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace for the Xbox 360. The games are developed using Microsoft XNA, and developed by one or more independent developers that are registered with App Hub. Unlike other Xbox Live Arcade titles, these are generally only tested within the local creator community, have much lower costs of production, and generally are less expensive to purchase than other Xbox Live Arcade titles. The service was released to widespread use alongside the New Xbox Experience, and as of January 2012, over 2,250 games have been released on the service, many receiving media attention. Indie Games are not available in Australia, due to the requirement for all games to be rated by the Australian Classification Board, and the prohibitive expenses involved.
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