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How a tiny indie studio got noticed by PlayStation

The creator of Dragon Fantasy Adam Rippon tells his story of how his game made it to Playstation.

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"It's been absolutely wonderful working with Sony. Everything that we need they make it happen, and I can't stress enough that Sony is fantastic. I know I sound like I'm just shilling, they're not paying me to say this. Seriously, it's awesome."

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clintos591210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

This is why as a gamer I love sony aswell because they show all devs love especially when they are creative & want to try something new sony is open arms to those devs. This is why games like Heavenly Sword, Heavy Rain, Two Souls, The Last Guardian, Journey & many more i didnt add on would "Never" come out on a microsoft console is because they would "Never" spend money on an IP they weren't sure was going to sell. Thank u sony for all these amazing new games u give us.

Im glad small indie devs are showing love to a great company that cares for their fanbase. Not just casual, they care for "All" of them. Take lessons microsoft.

Ezz20131210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

as much as studios like TGC studio need to get all the credit for making a incredible games like journey,flower
sony deserve the same credit as well
because without sony those games would never exist

Ezz20131210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

@good_guy_jamal
what this mean ?! do you ever have something usefull to add ?!

Lvl_up_gamer1210d ago

He is saying that you are kissing Sony's ass.

How do you know that without Sony, those games would never have existed?

What proof do you have?

Have you spoken with TGC and discussed with them that without Sony TGC had NO OTHER OPTION available to them to produce a game? That it could NEVER have EVER made it to PC and Steam? That publishers like EA, Activision or Blizzard would NEVER have given them the time of day to help publish the game?

Ezzo you are being extremely narrow minded and so just because games like Flower and Journey are exclusive on the Sony system, you seem to thin that it was ONLY SONY that made it possible to have those 2 games ever get made.

Just fanboyism dribble like usual on this site.

gaffyh1210d ago

If you told anyone in 2006 that Sony would be being praised by both gamers and developers in 2013, and MS would be being berated by gamers and developers, they would literally have punched you in the face. But that's what's happening. I can't quite believe it.

Ezz20131209d ago (Edited 1209d ago )

@lvl_up_gamer
lol Talk about kissing ass and extremely narrow minded
you are the last person on the internet who should say that

as for TGC
they are the one who said that about sony :

""When we were poor kids out of college, Sony offered to fund three games from us, which was a dream come true. There's no way we could have made "flOw" or "Flower" or "Journey". The catch is - they are all exclusive to the PS3."""
http://thatgamecompany.com/...

and they made 3 games not two
wanna get owned in something else ?!

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izumo_lee1210d ago

It makes you wonder what the quote "There's another company we had been trying to talk to, just never went anywhere. They like to send rejection letters that say absolutely nothing." Adam was referring to.

The way Sony is supporting & backing these Indie devs is really interesting. The games are cheap & often times can make it big like the games from TGC. By supporting more Indie Sony is at a win win situation. Spend a little to possibly gain a lot.

clintos591210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

Exactly it's my dream to work in the gaming industry & I love the fact that even for a unknow tiny company with creative ideas, if there is a company that would give u a chance to create it, sony is the best choice because they are open to new ideas.

Ezz2013

I totally agree. U definitely gotta give credit to the devs 1st but without a publisher like sony who gives u these opportunities u may never have the chance to show it. This is why I hate the way microsoft treats devs & their own fanbase. U would think with all the money they have that they would be the publishers doing all these small unknow devs a favor but it's definitely not the case & shows just how greedy they are.

Williamson1210d ago

Im suprised to see an article like this on n4g. All ive seen the last two days are "wii U doomed" and "next xbox always online" articles, quite sickening to see same shit like that over and over.

sithsylar1210d ago

Yeah i know right, im almost down to my last bag of popcorn! I can't continue eating like this damn it...

Why o why1210d ago

I clicked here just because of those articles polluting up the place........detox. I'm feeling better already.

Nice story.

Mr_Writer851210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

I will be buying this title for the following reasons

1) it looks like an old school FF, which I'm crying out for

2) the fact Sony want it and have chucked money at it. We should encourage them to carry on doing this and you do that by buying titles.

3) the guy making the game seems passionate, like alot of indies. Now don't get me wrong there are still many who can match this passion at one of the big boys. But you just don't see it any more, we need passionate people in the industry and we need them to be vocal.

sithsylar1210d ago (Edited 1210d ago )

You are crying out for an old school FF, you and me both buddy. Its a shame game developers now and days are going towards the masses and not the fans. Its why there has been fuck all games like that in quite some time.

EDIT: its why i think indies are our only hope. Problem for me is i want more D & D games but indies won't get the license and the only games made from D&D rules are for the masses :(.

ElementX1210d ago

Well basically anything made with RPG Maker is going to play like old-school FF games. You really should check out Steam Greenlight for a lot of indie RPG games and there are many other websites out there catering to indie development.

Personally, I don't like old-school as much because to me it's "been there done that" when I was growing up.

Sarobi1210d ago

This says a lot about Sony.

Ezz20131210d ago

indeed it say alot about them
just look at ps3
still getting exclusives and more still to come even though ps4 is revealed already
they won't drop ps3 owners like sack of potato

that's company every gamer should support

KwietStorm1210d ago

I think there are countless extremely passionate developers out there. It's the publishers who aren't involved with the actual creative process, who usually don't share that same love.

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