PlayStation Indies initiative revealed, along with 9 new indie games announcement

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During a surprise announcement yesterday, Shuhei Yoshida, Head of PlayStation Indies, announced the PlayStation Indies. Through this initiative, Yoshida says that PlayStation will "spotlight and support the best of the best indie games being published on PlayStation and the entire indie community as a whole". He also confirmed that a new indie title will join the PlayStation Now service every month, starting with Hello Neighbor in July.

The first edition of PlayStation Indies was held yesterday after Yoshida's announcement and revealed 9 games coming to PS4 and/or PS5. You can find a roundup below, with more details about each game via the link in each title.

Worms Rumble

Team17 presents Worms Rumble, the brand-new instalment in the long-running Worms franchise! Introducing a real time, arena-based, 32 player, cross-platform extravaganza that puts a new spin on your favourite warmongering invertebrates!

Coming late 2020 to PS4 and PS5. Are you ready to Rumble?

Haven


Share the journey of two lovers, escaped to a lost planet in a desperate attempt to stay together. Play as Yu and Kay, gliding over the grassland of a shattered planet, unraveling its mysteries to find a way to settle for good.

Haven is coming to PlayStation 4.

Carto


Carto is a chill adventure game wrapped around a unique, world-shifting puzzle mechanic. Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of new friends, and guide Carto on her journey home.

Carto is coming to PlayStation 4 this Fall 2020!

Recompile

Infiltrate Recompile’s stunning digital world in this exploration-based hacking platformer, coming to PS5. Explore, fight and hack your way through a virtual landscape that’ll react to your actions as you try to escape deletion. This trailer features the amazing song Jupiter by singer/songwriter Aoife O’Donovan.

Where the Heart Is

Where the Heart Is A narrative adventure game about family. Finding home… can take a lifetime in this narrative adventure occuring between truth and fiction. Coming winter 2020 to PS4

Maquette

MAQUETTE is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant, and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge. Coming soon to PS5 and PS4.

F.I.S.T

F.I.S.T.:Forged In Shadow Torch, a PlayStation China Hero Project selected game. Take a glimpse of the original story and the arcade-style combat in an interconnected Metroidvania game map combining oriental city view and gorgeous dieselpunk aesthetics. Presenting an excellent visual performance to bring the old-school genre to a new level.

Launching on PS4 soon.

Heavenly Bodies

Discover the ever-changing nuances of weightless motion in Heavenly Bodies – coming to PS4 in 2021. Wrangle the hands and arms of a courageous cosmonaut and push, pull and twist your way through a precarious range of physically simulated stellar scenarios where, without gravity, nothing is still, nothing is secure and nothing is simple.

Creaks

From the creators of indie classics Machinarium and Samorost comes Creaks, a new puzzle adventure game that delights the senses with its hand-painted visuals, precise animation, eerie sounds, and an eclectic original score from Hidden Orchestra. Proceed at your own pace at figuring out the solutions to dozens of carefully designed puzzles, explore the mansion for hidden paintings and uncover the great secret.

Coming to PS4 this summer.

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what a bunch of trash nothing worth my time. just like every other lame indy. looks like sony is trying to steal the switches thunder and become the next place for shovelware :P
 
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what a bunch of trash nothing worth my time. just like every other lame indy. looks like sony is trying to steal the switches thunder and become the next place for shovelware :P
Really, F.I.S.T looks sweet , I love 2.5 games when they are done really well and the CG is fabulous unfortunately if there is a Switch version it might loose some of the special effects ☹️
 

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what a bunch of trash nothing worth my time. just like every other lame indy. looks like sony is trying to steal the switches thunder and become the next place for shovelware :P
And there's Bladexdsl, with his usual post being against indies for no logical reason I can understand.

Until next post!
 
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what a bunch of trash nothing worth my time. just like every other lame indy. looks like sony is trying to steal the switches thunder and become the next place for shovelware :P
as if it werent already??
Sorry sony but Nintendo (and valve) currently dominates the indie scene. youre better off making AAA titles
 
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as if it werent already??
Sorry sony but Nintendo (and valve) currently dominates the indie scene. youre better off making AAA titles
You're forgetting about Microsoft tho. They had indie games on the 360 under the arcade name and a lot on the switch and steam are funded Indies by Microsoft under the department they launched a while back called [email protected] The development tools are entirely free and provided by Microsoft and don't have to pay extra costs to sell on the live store to support indie developers so that they can earn extra cash as a starting developer and are free to sell the game on other store fronts. Nintendo doesn't have a program like that so it's kinda weird to give kudos to Nintendo but not Microsoft. Funded games by Microsoft during the Xbox one era that are also on different stores ---- >
https://www.trueachievements.com/id-at-xbox/games
 
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No one talking about how weird that new Worms game is? I'll try it but that looks so different from the formula we grew up on. Seems like they are trying to cash in on the Battle Royale or massive arena battle craze.

The other games look.. decent at least. Will check them out when they are released. (if they also come to PC)

Edit: looked into Maquette more, it looks pretty awesome puzzle game. And coming to PC yay!
 
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Indie games are what absolutely destroyed all of the value of a PS+ subscription.

I never had a bias against indie games before Sony decided to replace AAA titles with indie garbage that would have found a comfortable home on the Wii.
 

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People commenting about the unoriginality of these programs should shut up because it doesn't matter who does help indies. What matters is that they do and hoe they do. Shuei is maybe the best person that could be there.

I love seeing good indie games pushed!
 
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