Sony details major indie push at GDC 2013

Tuesday, 26 March 2013 03:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but it’s suddenly got very Sony and indie-centric in these parts; the platform holder made multiple announces today, accompanying a GDC showcase of 25 upcoming PS4, PS3, PlayStation Mobile and Vita releases.

Writing on the PlayStation Blog, SCEA vice president of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes said his team has been significantly expanded over the past year, with the end result of more third-party titles headed to Sony platforms – particularly indies.

Sony hosted an Indie Arcade event at GDC, giving hands-on demos of upcoming indie games, many of which have been announced over the past few days and weeks:

  • Blacklight: Retribution – PlayStation 4
  • Primal Carnage: Genesis – PlayStation 4
  • Ibb & Obb – PlayStation 3
  • Rain – PlayStation 3
  • Sportsfriends (including Johann Sebastian Joust, BaraBariBall, Hokra and Super Pole Riders) – PlayStation 3
  • Divekick – PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita
  • Dragon Fantasy Book II – PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita
  • Guacamelee! – PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita
  • Hotline Miami – PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita
  • Luftrausers – PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita
  • Spelunky – PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita
  • Thomas Was Alone – PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita
  • Friend Network App – PlayStation Vita
  • Limbo – PlayStation Vita
  • Metrico – PlayStation Vita
  • Velocity Ultra – PlayStation Vita
  • A Virus Named Tom – PlayStation Mobile
  • Beatdown in Treachery City – PlayStation Mobile
  • Crumble – PlayStation Mobile
  • Crystallon – PlayStation Mobile
  • Don’t Wake the Bear – PlayStation Mobile
  • Hermit Crab in Space! – PlayStation Mobile
  • Oh, Deer! – PlayStation Mobile
  • Rymndkapsel – PlayStation Mobile
  • Ten By Eight – PlayStation Mobile

“As you may have noticed, our team is going full steam ahead by not only providing support for developers on our current platforms, but also for those working on next-gen titles. We’re expanding our indie support for PlayStation 4 with games like Primal Carnage: Genesis and Blacklight: Retribution, which will join titles like The Witness to ensure you’ll have great indie game experiences on our next gaming console,” Boyes said.

“This recent influx in developer support for PlayStation has come through our continued effort to create a flexible and developer friendly environment. We’re also focusing on burgeoning platforms like PlayStation Mobile by offering Unity support, coming later this year, to make it easier than ever for developers to bring their games to PlayStation-certified Android devices and PS Vita.”

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