Firstly, my name is Mike Smith, I am a video games journalist and I focus some of my attention on the independent genre of video games.
Over the last few years I have grown a huge appreciation for home-made videogames - I currently run a segment on a website* which devoted time to sit and chat with independent developers to give people a greater understanding of the creative process that brings us some exceptional titles.
Now, Microsoft have done a lot to help the Indie developers in the past - however since the recent** XBox Live Dashboard update it has become frustratingly difficult to find the 'Indie' genre - this affects the potential sales figures of video games which are the product of so many peoples devotion, love and hard work.
I would therefore ask anyone who cares about the independent circuit of video game development to sign this petition so that we may all ask Microsoft to change the layout of their XBox 360 Dashboard to give more exposure to the Indie games.
Thank you for your time today, and if you sign this petition, I'd love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me: mikesmith [at] screamingjoypad [dot] com
*Please note that this petition is my own project and should not be affiliated with parties/companies/websites/magazines which I write/have written for.
**Dashboard update came into effect Fall 2011