Welcome to ID@Azure

Accelerate your game development in the cloud with the ID@Azure program.

ID@Azure empowers independent studios and startup game developers to take full advantage of the cloud to build and grow their games. By joining the program you get free access to developer tools and support from industry experts.

Develop Faster

Free services to help you validate the technology and start building sooner

  • Up to $150,000 in free Azure credits*
  • Free Azure PlayFab Standard Plan for up to 2 years
  • Free multiplayer services including PlayFab Party, PlayFab Matchmaking and PlayFab Lobby (up to included limits)
  • Free access to powerful development tools, including Microsoft 365, Visual Studio and GitHub

*Benefit via Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Curated educational resources for all levels of cloud experience

  • Example solutions, architectures and use cases
  • Case studies from other game developers
  • Code samples from GitHub​
  • Self-paced training modules

Support along the Journey

Support and expertise direct from Microsoft's cloud + gaming experts

  • 24/7 access to Azure Technical Support*
  • Ticketed PlayFab support
  • Exclusive Ask the Experts sessions from Microsoft team members