Flying Hamster dev announces SunFlowers for Vita

Wednesday, 18th April 2012 06:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Look, I’m not saying you necessarily want to play a game about growing flowers on your Vita, I’m just saying I do, and that you possibly have no joy in your soul.

The Game Atelier’s next project is the Vita exclusive SunFlowers, which seems to be the first game designed to be played holding the system vertically.

In a kind of reverse Space Invaders, players control the sun and must drop little packets of energy onto passing clouds in order to send appropriate atmospheric effects to the flowers below.

As you’ll see in the trailer below, this starts off simple but rapidly increases in complexity, adding up to something that looks frighteningly addictive. There’s a whole collection of flowers to unlock, and you can send your spares to friends.

No release date as yet. The sooner the better, I reckon. French Developer The Game Atelier is best known for The Flying Hamster, a frankly adorable PS Mini.

Thanks, Shack.



  1. Erthazus

    I don’t wanna lie. It’s a neat concept and cool game.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. manamana

    I don’t wanna lie: it could perfectly be an iOS/Android App. But Vita owners need to clutch on every straw they can probably get. ;-)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    @2, “But Vita owners need to clutch on every straw they can probably get. ”

    Truth. There are no games for now. Bought the system, played 3 games and don’t know what to do with it.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Goffee

    Some info from the dev:

    The game uses the PS Vita vertically only
    Touchscreen and/or rear touchpad can be used for moving the Sun
    Tapping Touchscreen/rear touchpad and/or L/R buttons can be used for shooting
    Shaking the device (using the accelerometer) is used to get rid of dead leaves on Autumn levels
    The camera is used to catch the ambient light during specific dusk tropical stages

    #4 3 years ago

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