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E3 2013: Indie Developers Continue to Choose PlayStation

Adam Boyes's Avatar + Posted by Adam Boyes on Jun 10, 2013 // Vice President, Developer and Publisher Relations, SCEA

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We just wrapped up the PlayStation E3 press conference where we reaffirmed our mantra: We’re For Gamers.

We also reaffirmed our dedication to independent developers and their ability to self-publish on PlayStation. We’ve increased our efforts in a huge way to bring unique gaming experiences to PlayStation platforms, and as we just revealed, we have an excellent lineup of games coming to the PlayStation 4 from the indie development community. Let’s take a look at some of those titles:

Transistor

Transistor on PS4

When Supergiant Games unveiled Transistor in March I was smitten. When I played it at PAX East I was in love (I MAY have skipped the 4 hour line to check out the game ;). Supergiant’s newest game has all the style, mystery and flare we have come to expect from the creators of Bastion. I look forward to unraveling Red’s journey through the City. We have been eager to work with Supergiant and are happy to announce that Transistor will make its console debut on PlayStation 4. Welcome to the PlayStation family, Supergiant Games. We’re excited to have you.

Ray's the Dead on PS4 Mercenary Kings

Now, here at E3, we are upping the ante even further with the announcement of nine (!) new indie titles, all of which will be making their console debut on PlayStation 4:

Don't Starve Galak-Z

Based on these nine games that we announced today, you can see that we’re looking to deliver innovative games that span across a wide spectrum of genres – everything from first-person horror to cephalopod fatherhood simulation – to ensure that gamers have an endless variety of experiences to choose from.

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!

Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Secret Ponchos

Outlast

For those of you that are attending E3 this year, I invite you to get hands-on with the plethora of indie games that are on display at the PlayStation booth in the West Hall, including some of the above newly announced titles and all of the games listed below:

  • 1001 Spikes (Nicalis) – PS Vita
  • Blacklight: Retribution (Zombie) – PS4
  • Contrast (Compulsion Games) – PS4, PS3
  • Deathmatch Village (Bloober Team) – PS Vita
  • Divekick (Iron Galaxy) –PS3, PS Vita
  • Dragon Fantasy Book II (Muteki) – PS Vita, PS3
  • FieldRunners 2 (Subatomic) – PS Vita
  • Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims (Dakko Dakko) – PS Vita
  • Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital) – PS Vita, PS3
  • Ibb and Obb (Sparpweed) – PS3
  • Kickbeat (Zen Studios) – PS Vita
  • Limbo (Playdead) – PS Vita, PS3
  • Lone Survivor (Curve Studios) – PS Vita, PS3
  • Luftrausers (Devolver Digital) – PS Vita, PS3
  • Men’s Room Mayhem (Ripstone) – PS Vita
  • OlliOlli (Rolling Media) PS Vita, PS3
  • Pinball Arcade (Farsight) – PS4
  • Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games) – PS Vita, PS3
  • Spelunky (Mossmouth) – PS Vita, PS3
  • Sportsfriends(Die Gute Fabrik) – PS3
  • Splice (Cipher Prime) – PS3
  • Stealth Inc. (Curve Studios) – PS Vita, PS3
  • Stick it to the Man (Ripstone) – PS Vita, PS3
  • Velocity Ultra (FuturLab) – PS Vita
  • Warframe (Digital Extremes) – PS4

Be sure to also stop by the IndieCade booth (#3035) to check out Die Gute Fabrik’s Johann Sebastian Joust from the Sportsfriends compendium, the amazing PS Move-based physical party game, running on PS3 for the first time!

As I mentioned before, it’s a very exciting time for gamers to join the PlayStation family, and we can’t wait to hear what you think of our lineup. Be sure to keep your eyes on the blog for more information on all of these games, and even more announcements throughout the week!

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Don’t Starve on PS4

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Crashes, Stumbles, and Flops on to PS4

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GALAK-Z: A 16-Bit Space Shooter for the Next Generation

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty Coming to PS4

Secret Ponchos on PS4: Spaghetti Western Style Combat

Mercenary Kings On The Move To PS4

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//Add Your Own

40 Comments

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+ DaMann22 on June 10th, 2013 at 8:33 pm said:

And we love our indie games. Thanks sony for getting some of my favorite indie games on the consoles and vita.


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+ jonboi24 on June 10th, 2013 at 8:37 pm said:

TRANSISTOR AND OUTLAST THANK YOU SONY!!!


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+ John-117 on June 10th, 2013 at 8:40 pm said:

You have me day one, and for the rest of this generation. I cannot wait to see what the next years of gaming will be like!


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+ IzoGray on June 10th, 2013 at 8:45 pm said:

The guys who made Transistor should bring Bastion to the PS3 and Vita!


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+ Mobius2525 on June 10th, 2013 at 8:50 pm said:

It Official I believe SONY has won this year E3!


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+ CommandingTiger on June 10th, 2013 at 8:54 pm said:

Do we need to pay multiple 10000$ to update our own game but get the first update free?
Oh no, wait, that’s Xbox 360, nevermind ;p.


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+ Hogwild333 on June 10th, 2013 at 9:01 pm said:

I’m so glad all of these indie developers have chosen to come to PS4 first. I’m also glad that Sony isn’t asking for or paying for permanent exclusivity. These hard working indie developers deserve to be able to put their games on any platform they want. I love Sony’s approach to indie games and it is paying off for all playstation fans.


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+ DCS-Tekken on June 10th, 2013 at 9:02 pm said:

Well PS4 loves Indies… But it sure seems like it Hates Playstation Home and PS Home users!

Shame on PS4 for hating PS Home!


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+ Zionine on June 10th, 2013 at 9:02 pm said:

Ooo.. Oddworld platformer is coming to the Vita. :)


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+ fonchomejia on June 10th, 2013 at 9:04 pm said:

Is there any official date for when they come out, specially spelunky!!!????? BTW ps4 owned Microsoft!!!!


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+ divineinferno9 on June 10th, 2013 at 9:05 pm said:

Don’t Starve! I just want to say thank you for all the Indie support Sony. Your E3 was the best today and I appreciate how much you care about your fans. Buying PS4 for sure.


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+ Squiggle55 on June 10th, 2013 at 9:11 pm said:

And all of these indie games listed for PS4 are basically Vita games as well because of remote play requirements, right? Anyways, great list!


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+ Wozman23 on June 10th, 2013 at 9:21 pm said:

Does the US have a playable, QA-passed, version of Velocity Ultra? If so, get it on the store, stat.


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+ Nooterman on June 10th, 2013 at 9:27 pm said:

Indie games are cool and the Indie game showcase you had was really cool but the lack of Big Game reveals leaves me disappointed to say the least. Even Jack Trenton wasn’t really happy with what you showed.


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+ BARCA-2012_2013 on June 10th, 2013 at 9:34 pm said:

WAT ABOUT SLENDY
SLENDERMAN WOULD BE COOL FOR PLAYSTATION


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on June 10th, 2013 at 9:35 pm said:

Gah! Can’t believe i’m missing out on all these Indie titles. Iron galaxy’s there!? Lone Survivor!? Bit.Trip on Vita!?Awesome list! Much love to Indie devs. & many thanks. We’ll be waiting.


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+ FeddeCampo on June 10th, 2013 at 9:41 pm said:

So many cool games! lovely work :)


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+ JackmoveJohnny on June 10th, 2013 at 10:01 pm said:

Loving the indie game support…any chance we’ll get Fez?


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on June 10th, 2013 at 10:04 pm said:

How come you couldn’t get Minecraft?


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+ KnifingGrimace on June 10th, 2013 at 10:22 pm said:

Looking forward to Dragon Fantasy Book II and Spelunky!


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+ RulitoCR on June 10th, 2013 at 10:26 pm said:

I want to try them all!! There are indies so much better than “AAA games”


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+ aznexcav on June 10th, 2013 at 10:33 pm said:

To be honest I haven’t play many indie games, but those indie games at E3 look cool and promising.


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+ DavidBallZ on June 10th, 2013 at 10:54 pm said:

I honestly marked out when I heard that Transistor is coming to PS4. PLEASE try to get Super Giant to release Bastion also!


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+ Shin-Ra on June 10th, 2013 at 11:24 pm said:

Too many games. :) It’s great.


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+ Kchow23 on June 11th, 2013 at 1:37 am said:

A lot of awesome indie games! What got me super excited was Transistor.. hopefully Bastion comes to PS Vita soon too. Only other game that I would love to see on PS4 is Hawken. Please make it happen :)


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+ Elvick_ on June 11th, 2013 at 4:52 am said:

Bastion on PlayStation someday? D:

PLEASE

Love the indie push, especially on PS Vita. Keep it up Sony!


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+ Stargazr64 on June 11th, 2013 at 5:19 am said:

Thanks for announcing several cool indie games but not bringing them to Vita. And no, this remote play BS does not count as making Vita games.


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+ demaculus on June 11th, 2013 at 5:42 am said:

Well Done Sony….Well Done!


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+ iREVOLTER on June 11th, 2013 at 6:35 am said:

Indies , moar indies into our warm community !


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+ AstrOmicron on June 11th, 2013 at 7:14 am said:

PS WE <3 PS

But guys… Galak-Z and Mercenary Kings on VITA! PLEASE!!


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+ shingi_70 on June 11th, 2013 at 9:00 am said:

Will the indie games spotlighted yesterday be on Vita as well as the PS4?


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+ scyth199 on June 11th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

Out last seems interesting, and i’ve been wanting to play octodad for awhile.


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+ GhostMachine1 on June 11th, 2013 at 9:20 am said:

You guys should check out “contrast teaser trailer”. It looks amazing too. :)


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+ boondaburrah on June 11th, 2013 at 9:53 am said:

So the playstation vita is wonderfully open to indies (via playstation mobile) by allowing anyone to download a software dev kit and get crackin’ in C#. Will we see something similar for PS4? Especially since microsoft is killing off XNA, and with the arrival of MonoGame, it’s quite possibly Sony could get the lion’s share of indie games if this were the case.

Imagine how great it would be if sony made it easy for indies to write games that ran on PS4, vita, and PC!


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+ Zamorian79 on June 11th, 2013 at 10:56 am said:

We love indie games too, we love PlayStation. Kudos Sony!


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+ PBrudz on June 11th, 2013 at 11:59 am said:

I know this is not technically an indie title…. but PLEASE push to get Magic the Gathering on VITA!


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+ plaztiksyke on June 11th, 2013 at 12:41 pm said:

Really looking forward to Velocity Ultra, Ibb and Obb, Sportsfriends, Luftrausers, and Contrast.

Already loving Men’s Room Mayhem and Limbo. Would love to see a co-op version of Men’s Room Mayhem with one player on the Vita and the other on the PS3/4.


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+ Tank1889 on June 12th, 2013 at 1:21 am said:

I was really hoping to see Minecraft appear on the PS3, PS Vita and the PS4 :(


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+ John-117 on June 14th, 2013 at 7:00 pm said:

Unbelievable lineup! It’s amazing to see that kind of indie support. It’s the kind that I’ll definitely backup with my wallet!


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+ Dc_cOdEC on June 16th, 2013 at 9:45 pm said:

Amazing! Can’t wait to try some of these out, loving the indie support coming to PS4!


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