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Submitted by Jaydepps 412d ago | news

Sony Reveals a Slew of Indie Partnerships at E3 2013

Unlike Microsoft, Sony has made indies a vital part of their marketing at E3 2013 and are apparently making indies a core part of the PlayStation 4 going forward. With the indie scene becoming such a crucial part of the industry, it shouldn’t come as any surprise to see Sony partnering up with these great developers (Daylight, Don't Starve, E3, Galak-Z, Mercenary Kings, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Oddworld New ‘n’ Tasty, Outlast, PS4, Ray's The Dead, Secret Ponchos, Warframe)

NatureOfLogic  +   412d ago
Not all talk like MS.
Enemy  +   412d ago
Double agent Phil Harrison: "No one is more dedicated to indie developers than Microsoft."

Meanwhile Sony goes confirms self-publishing for indie developers, and shows so many freaking indie games I have to pause the conference and turn away for a breath.
The Great Melon  +   412d ago
While Sony didn't reveal a ton of new 1st party games, they did show commitment to ongoing evolution of the gaming industry. Indie gaming is starting to become a dominant player despite not having the budgets of the giant publishers. They are helping reinvigorate stagnating publishers by taking chances with the unique games that would never see the light despite there being a large market.

Though I do love to see the 1st party games, I don't need to see them because I know Sony has an enormous number of studios that will release the flood gates in the future. I look forward to seeing what the Tokyo Game Show will have to offer.
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Enemy  +   412d ago
@ Melon: How many more can we handle at this period is the question. They've already given us InFamous: Second Son, The Order, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Drive Club, Knack, The Dark Sorcerer (work in progress demo for a much larger game from Quantic Dream)...

All these games are owned by Sony.

Dead Rising and Titanfall are owned by Capcom and EA. What other "huge" games that Microsoft could call their own did they show in comparison to Sony?

Sony needs to give what's already announced as much exposure as possible before announcing the next batch of exclusives.
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DigitalRaptor  +   412d ago
Look at who the sponsor of IndieCade is:
http://www.indiecade.com/sp...

That's right. Unlike Microsoft, Sony proves their dedication with action.

MS: "Oh yeah we're dedicated to indie development". Meanwhile, they still can't self-publish.
jonboi24  +   412d ago
nice find I didn't know that
Jaydepps  +   412d ago
Thanks for sharing that. I hadn't read that. I guess that plan backfired?
CaptainYesterday  +   412d ago
Ya did good Sony a lot of good indies :)
Talamak  +   412d ago
It was awesome to see the various developers on stage amidst Sony announcing that they are dedicated to the indies
Jaydepps  +   412d ago
That was probably the best part of the show!
wenaldy  +   412d ago
Yes, it was so cool to see all of them got the spotlight even their own stage!!!!!
The Great Melon  +   412d ago
That part made me smile. It was just an onslaught of developer after developer.
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Drainage  +   412d ago
lol who cares because they looked terrible SNES games. cmon man. Destiny KZSF looked great . never liked infamous but even that is better than all indie games collection for ps4 . Tom clancys the division or whatever looked sick
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WalterWJR  +   412d ago
It's called GAMEPLAY which should always be the 1st thing in mind when developing games.

Indie developers do not have the money to put out fancy graphics but that does not mean they can't make great, fun GAMES.

You are clearly no older than 12 years of age.
The Great Melon  +   412d ago
Games are meant to either be fun and/or rewarding experiences. If a developer did a good job making their game, I should want to play it regardless of the art style of the game.
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ShadowL9  +   412d ago
Outlast is one of the scariest looking horror games coming out soon. pumped.
Jaydepps  +   412d ago
Outlast is the first legitimately scary trailer I have ever seen. I can't wait to try the game,
Lucas25  +   412d ago
do you guys think minecraft will be on ps4 eventually?
jonboi24  +   412d ago
na MS paid good amount of cash for that exclusive. but be certain if the creators of minecraft decide to make a new game, Sony will be all over that one.
mandf  +   412d ago
it has already been announced I believe.
jonboi24  +   412d ago
Transistor and Outlast are mine
Blankolf  +   412d ago
Don't Starve, Outlast, Oddworld... man... where to pick...
Rainstorm81  +   412d ago
Dont starve by Klei is a must have for me i loved Shank 1-2 and Mark of the Ninja
Jaydepps  +   412d ago
I imagine this is only the beginning. Sony genuinely seems to want to promote the indie market.
Corpser  +   412d ago
timed exclusives, "will be on ps4 first"
Jaydepps  +   412d ago
Whether or not they are exclusive isn't the main point though. Many people are happy simply because Sony took teh time to actually promote the various indie games instead of just focusing on AAA franchises.
JRocSupreme  +   412d ago
I love the fact Sony is sticking it to Microsoft like this. I can't imagine that conference going any better than it did.
DigitalRaptor  +   412d ago
They could've shown more of these exclusive PS4 games from their Worldwide Studios, but it went fantastic and they handed Microsoft their own ass.

MS: "We will kill Sony at E3".
http://gearnuke.com/microso...

Yeah I think it's the other way around. Curb-stomped!
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JRocSupreme  +   412d ago
Bahaha. They didn't even show up to the after party tonight.
smashcrashbash  +   412d ago
Exactly.I don't know what Microsoft and their supporters are talking about.Sony showing their support for indie games not to mention the price and lack of DRM that was a kick to their face.Microsoft had a stronger showing my @$$.People are only saying that because they practically gave you nothing for the reveal and then ran in with a armful of third party to ease your suspicions while still being dodgy about your concerns about the Xbox One. And to add to it Microsoft has the nerve to say that they support indies more then anyone else and then barely acknowledge them.I know Sony and Nintendo aren't angels but Microsoft are some of the biggest cons I have ever seen.
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cchum  +   412d ago
You don't create a monopoly by being nice
Felonycarclub8  +   412d ago
Am loving all the indie love, but am still wondering why they didn't show more exclusives and why they didn't talk about the free 2 play games ? Are they saving them for shows like TGS etc but still I can't wait for my PS4 I got the 1 day delivery so is it getting here tomorrow lol :-( I wish

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