August 21st 2014 1:43 pm PT

You’re Invited to Microsoft to Play ID@Xbox Games

With tons of ID@Xbox titles coming in the next 12 months from some amazing independent developers, we simply couldn’t fit them all in the Xbox booth. So we decided to give them their own event, and you’re invited.

Yes, you.

PAX Event

We’re throwing open the doors at the scenic Microsoft Campus – come see where we work, come play our games, and kick off PAX Prime weekend with hundreds of fellow gamers.

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Thursday, August 28th from 6:00 PM til 8:30 PM)

Where: Microsoft Building 92, 15010 NE 36th Street, Redmond, WA 98052 (directions here)

Who: Xbox fans 18 and older (under 18 allowed with parent/guardian)

What you can do: Play over 25 upcoming ID@Xbox titles. Talk to the devs. See the beautiful Xbox campus.

Admission cost: FREE

We know many of you will be in town for PAX Prime, and we’ve got you covered. We’ve commandeered the Sunset Overdrive bus to get you here – Overcharge included! Shuttles will pick up from the Seattle Convention Center area (map here!) at 430pm and 630pm, returning to the Convention Center at 8pm and 930pm.

NOTE: the bus has limited capacity, and are first-come-first-served. If you drive, we’ll have plenty of parking for you on-site.

See you next Thursday!

UPDATE: Here’s the confirmed list of playable titles at the event:

#IDARB Other Ocean
Chariot Frima
Dive Kick Iron Galaxy Studios, LLC
Dungeon of the Endless AMPLITUDE Studios
Fenix Rage Reverb Triple XP
Fibbage Jackbox Games, Inc.
Funk of Titans A Crowd of Monster S.L.
Gunscape Blowfish Studios
Knight Squad Chainsawesome Games
Legend of Raven Nicalis, Inc.
Lifeless Planet Stage 2 Studios, LLC
Lovely Planet tinyBuild
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Asteroid Base Inc.
Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna) E-Line Media
No Time to Explain tinyBuild
Pinball FX2 Zen Studios
Pneuma: Breath of Life Deco Digital
QUBE: Director’s Cut Toxic Games
Rivals of Aether Dan Fornace
Roundabout No Goblin
Siegecraft Commander Blowfish Studios
SlashDash Nevernaut Games
SpeedRunners tinyBuild
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing NeocoreGames
Threes! Hidden Variable Studios
Unmechanical: Advanced Edition GRIP Digital s.r.o.
Volgarr the Viking Crazy Viking Studios LLC
Warframe Digital Extremes

Events, PAX By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Landsharkk

    Thanks for the invite! I’m working on campus that evening, so I’ll head over and check it out.

  • NBA Kirkland

    Awesome. I’ll be there!

    • ElektroDragon

      I might be there. Didn’t get PAX tickets this year, so maybe this is my consolation prize.


    If only I lived in Seattle, damnit.

  • Tony G

    Wish I lived close by too!

  • Mike D.

    Should rename the Xbox One to the Xbox ID

  • Mike

    Buy me a plane ticket and ill go.

  • Étienne-A Beauregard

    A list of the games available ?

  • Robert Wampler

    I live in spanaway wa if anyone wants to ride up with me. just chip in for gas.

    • Ross Kemp

      I can supply the gas , just ate 3 burritos .

      • GamerResentment

        Was excited when I saw someone was gonna participate, then was wondering what the 3 burritos had to do with anything, then got the joke -___-

        • Robert Wampler

          Was just trying to be nice best thing about PAX is making new friends and meeting other gamers

          • GamerResentment

            I totally agree. I really wish someone would have taken you up on your offer. Woulda been one for the books. I didn’t pay attention to the dates but if it hasn’t happened yet, I hope someone accepts your offer.

  • Patrick

    ill be in town for PAX. ill stop by hope to see you there larry

  • Cooper Hawkes

    Major, for those of us driving, the map shows several buildings, which one should we go to?

  • ElektroDragon

    This is a really nice gesture. All you out-of-towners bought up all the PAX tickets before I could get any this year (hint: stick to PAX East and PAX South in the future please), so its nice to know I won’t be completely shut out. Thanks MS!

  • Ben

    Hope you guys do something similar for PAX Australia!

  • Joshua Long

    Pax East, Pax Prime, and now Pax South. Where’s my Pax Midwest aka Pax God’s Country in St. Louis or KC?

    • mcmax3000

      They’ve got East, South, and West… Clearly the next step is to complete the compass, and have PAX North up here in Canada.

  • dieterl

    Is this only for games, or can we hear about independent developed apps too? I’d love to see a preview of the Plex app!

  • mcmax3000

    Hmmm… I’ve got nothing going on next Thursday night. Might have to check this out.

  • Didier Danloy

    If this is also for independent app I would love to hear something about Plex for our lovely Xbox One

  • litheon

    For anyone staying in Seattle who doesn’t make the Sunset Overdrive bus, switch the directions in the post to transit. There’s a public transit bus that runs straight from downtown all the way to to the Microsoft campus.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    lol i wish i lived in washington, then i could get some legal herb and go to this proper like.

  • Robert Wampler

    Would love to see some halo or sunset, would love some minecraft on x1

  • Jordan Semrow

    I’ll be there for sure!