XBL Indie Games find a new home, developers cheer

Microsoft has moved the location of Xbox Live Indie Games once more. That’s twice in as many weeks; this time it’s for the better though.

The redesigned Dashboard that went live earlier in the month housed indie dev’s games under the “Speciality Shop” category of Game Marketplace, a placement that quickly drew the ire of independent developers. The move was called “sad,” “really bad,” and a “categorical failure.”

Microsoft brushed off the concerns by pointing out a few positives yet has now — just a week later — quietly moved the section under the more frequently visited “Games & Demos” category, a stealthy switcheroo developers certainly appear to be happy with; a growing discussion on Microsoft’s developer forums is filling with praise.