EAT Studios has released a free
Windows Phone 7 app aimed at helping Xbox Live Indie Games
enthusiasts get the most out of the service. XBLIG Companion provides a live feed of new content added to the
XBLIG database, and lets you browse the full catalog's worth of game
info, screens and download options. There's also a series of “Picks”
lists collated by notable developers, bloggers and the like.
The release of the
app (not to mention the heavy lifting done by EAT Studios itself)
continues a string of good news for Xbox-owning indie fans in 2012. Earlier this year, an Xbox 360 dashboard revision brought XBLIG back to prominence within the console frontend, improving the
accessibility options once bemoaned by indie fans. EAT promises iOS and Android versions of the XBLIG Companion will
be forthcoming shortly; in the meantime, Windows Phone 7 users can download it now for free.
[Update: Thanks to @davevoyles for clarifying that Microsoft didn't work with EAT on developing or promoting this app.]
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