Welcome to Windows game development

Create games for Xbox consoles, PCs, and beyond.

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) game docs, software, samples, and tools for console AND PC development.

Xbox console-specific docs, software, samples, and tools. Learn more about the different Xbox developer programs and how to join!

Gaming for Everyone is our commitment to bringing intentional, inclusive practices and thinking to everything we do at Xbox and that includes supporting our developers.

Game Development Resource Quick Links

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Games & Apps

Open to all developers, these are the tools needed to build, and deploy games to Windows PCs & retail Xbox consoles in DevMode.

Xbox One Games

The ID@Xbox program enables qualified game developers of all sizes to unleash their creativity by self-publishing digital games on Xbox One with Xbox Live, giving studios the tools and support needed to maximize their success.

game category on windows store

Thousands of games. Millions of customers. One Store.

Meet the converged marketplace for Xbox, Windows, and HoloLens—the core piece of our opportunity for game developers of any size.

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