Sony announces 20+ PSN games thanks to fresh commitment to indie publishing

Ben Parfitt
Sony announces 20+ PSN games thanks to fresh commitment to indie publishing

First person shooters Primal Carnage: Genesis and Blacklight: Retribution front a long list of new PlayStation titles announced at GDC 2013.

The news comes as Sony reveals an increased commitment to indie publishing, which amongst other things includes the simplification of the submission and approval process.

“Since my last post, I’ve joined SCEA and expanded the incredible team that focuses on fostering relationships with publishers and developers that share our goal of bringing the best games to you, the PlayStation community,” SCEA’s VP of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes wrote on the PlayStation Blog.

“During this year’s Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, our team has put a strong focus on independent game developers. This evening, we collaborated with the PlayStation Network team to host a PlayStation Indie Arcade event, where we gave hands-on demos for more than 25 indie games that are coming to all PlayStation platforms.

“Our goal is to continue to work with the independent developer community to provide fantastic games you can’t find anywhere else.”

Perhaps the most eye-catching title is Lukewarm Media’s episodic open-world Unreal Engine 4 powered Primal Carnage: Genesis, a PS4 FPS that on the face of it appears to be a modern take on Turok or Jurassic Park.

Also heading to PS4 is Zombie Studios’ free-to-play online multiplayer FPS Blacklight Retribution. Videos for both can be seen below, along with the first gameplay trailer for Sony’s outing Rain.

Also down below is a video for upcoming indie 2D fighter Divekick while Spelunky, which has already enjoyed success on Xbox Live Arcade, is confirmed for PS3 and Vita.

Here’s the full list of new games, all of which will be released on PSN:

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

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