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PlayStation Mobile Developer Program Launches

Sarah Thomson's Avatar Posted by Sarah Thomson on Nov 19, 2012 // Senior Manager, Mobile Content Acquisition, PlayStation Mobile, SCEA

Hi PlayStation.Blog readers! I’m one of several members of the team leading our new platform, PlayStation Mobile, working to get you fun, engaging titles on a multitude of PlayStation-Certified smartphones and tablets.

Since we launched PlayStation Mobile on October 3rd, we’ve been receiving a steady stream of positive responses from both developers and consumers. All of your feedback is crucial to the success of PlayStation Mobile, and we’ve been working diligently these last few weeks to bring more titles to the newest PlayStation platform.

Get ready to see this library expand in the coming months, because today we are happy to announce the launch of the PlayStation Mobile Developer Program, which provides an enhanced and open environment for content developers to create and release their content on PlayStation Mobile. The Dev Portal provides everything a developer needs to start working on PlayStation Mobile.

Through the online portal, developers can download the official version of the PlayStation Mobile SDK, sign the PlayStation license agreement, and pay just $99 (U.S.) to publish as many PlayStation Mobile titles as they want for one year. We believe we’re in a ‘golden age’ of game development and the Dev Portal lowers the barriers of entry for developers to create and publish titles including games directly to the most diehard and passionate fans in the industry.

Our goal was to make publishing game and non-game titles for PlayStation Mobile an easy and enjoyable experience, and we’ve been working hard to ensure that the new Dev Portal accomplishes this objective. To get started on the Dev Portal, click here and follow the registration process.

PlayStation Mobile Developer Portal

We’ve already had some great feedback from top developers using the PlayStation Mobile SDK to develop for the platform. Rami Ismail of Vlambeer, the creators of Super Crate Box, said:

Our experiences with PlayStation Mobile have been positive. There’s always a sense of reluctance going into a project working with forces larger than you can control, but the time we worked with Sony has been great. Not only were all aspects of our cooperation professional and on equal footing, we also had access to a great developer support team and technical support for the PlayStation Mobile SDK. We were impressed.

Our hope is that other developers have equally positive experiences using the PlayStation Mobile Dev Portal, and we’re dedicated to making it as simple as possible for the development community to bring PlayStation-like game experiences to all of our dedicated fans via the PlayStation Mobile platform.

It’s thrilling to start this key initiative and I can’t wait to see all the creativity and genius that exists out there. Show us your stuff!

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+ Elvick_ on November 20th, 2012 at 12:32 am said:

Oh and you should add PS Mobile to the Blog.Share categories, so it at least appears like you pay attention to it.

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    + Paul Sullivan on November 20th, 2012 at 8:05 am said:


    PlayStation Mobile will get its own portal for crowdsourcing and community feedback in time, more to come on that later, though.


+ Nicko_McBrain on November 20th, 2012 at 1:04 am said:

Please add more countries to PS Mobile. I’m not very good at programming but I want to at least try it and play some games from Mobile. Don’t understand why it takes so long to make it available in more countries?


+ EggySong85 on November 20th, 2012 at 2:18 am said:

Can we expect a Mac version in time? I’ve been wanting to experiment with game development for a long time now and I would like to test my ideas.


+ Onvertic on November 20th, 2012 at 2:29 am said:

Hopefully we get more games per week instead of 1 or 2 . You guys should look into geting Kairosoft games on PSM. ;) Got a question though:

Will it always update the store once per week or can they release the game once its approved?


+ Patrick-Haraguti on November 20th, 2012 at 3:11 am said:

Why Brazil is not included in the list ? even to buy the games!?
We have a Playstation Store Brazil…
I Can BUY a PS3 a PSVITA and PSN GAMES offiacilly released here at a very high price, like US$ 750 for a ps3 or VIta ( price is most the same for both)
but I can´t develope for it?! Come on Sony Guys!! open this door and let us flood the ps brand with our creativity
I just tired to use a american representation to develope for some devices!!!
Time to change and be a true visionary! not a blind one!

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    + Sarah Thomson on November 20th, 2012 at 8:36 am said:

    Hey there Patrick-Haraguti. We love Latin America! We’re working on ya…. hang tight.


+ Conaaando on November 20th, 2012 at 4:28 am said:

@35 Blame your own country for the crazy taxes fees.

But Sony, no Mac support? Really? You lost my support on it too. C’mon, Mac support, shall we? :-(


+ king_sora55 on November 20th, 2012 at 4:47 am said:

What I want to know is there any progress of PlayStation mobile making its way to the HTC phones. Been waiting for it on my HTC one s. Please help

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    + Sarah Thomson on November 20th, 2012 at 8:25 am said:

    Hi there king_sora55, yes the PlayStation Mobile storefront is coming to HTC devices. It will be a staggered release depending on the device. It will be starting soon.


+ KazeEternal on November 20th, 2012 at 5:06 am said:

@23 krelian01

Most of what you need to get started is in the dev kit. How to setup the game loop etc. If I remember correctly there are examples. You will need to learn C# as last I checked it is the only language the kit supports at present. Sony was also looking at adding a simple engine to help new comers get their legs in game programming.


+ ThreeLeggedFreak on November 20th, 2012 at 5:23 am said:

Trophies and PSN integration pronto.

Also, I have an idea for a simple non game app that would be really cool on vita, I have a C# guy that’s on board to help me, but we don’t wanna charge anything for it and want it to be ad based, based on the wording in the FAQs that is not possible:

“Can I develop free games and applications?
Published 08/08/2012 10:53 PM | Updated 11/19/2012 05:56 AM
Games and applications distributed through the PlayStation®Store will be limited to paid (including freemium) content for the moment.”

If that’s the case, please let me know, I’m not interested in charging for my app and would rather it be free and get the money from ads.


+ Major_Hoare on November 20th, 2012 at 5:51 am said:

Thanks Sarah & the PlayStation Mobile SCEA Team! Will definately check it out.


+ speewave1 on November 20th, 2012 at 6:52 am said:

So whats the difference between this and an actual Vita Development Kit?


+ Manetheren17 on November 20th, 2012 at 7:04 am said:

Hey Sarah and Paul,

Do you guys have any plans of trying to get some of the PS Mobile on PS+ someday?

Just a thought.

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    + Sarah Thomson on November 20th, 2012 at 8:28 am said:

    Hiya Manetheren17, We’re always considering new ideas and features… we love hearing from our community about what they’d like to see the most. While we may not implement every idea, our gamers do indeed influence our path significantly.

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