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Submitted by Goro 457d ago | news

12 Big New Indie Games Announced For PS4 & PS Vita

Nidhogg, Chasm, Spelunky PS4, Skulls of the Shogun, Drifter, Apotheon & more coming to PS4 & PS Vita (Apotheon, Axiom Verge, Drifter, Jamestown Plus, Nidhogg, PS Vita, PS4, Skulls of the Shogun, Source, Spelunky, Starwhal)

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DVS-Zev  +   458d ago
Some really great games there.Drifter looking really good.Nidhogg, apotheon and skulls of shogun are day one buys as well.

I'm really digging these little indie titles lately.Some of the bigger indie devs (warframe, outlast etc) are great too but i have had so much fun with the smaller games.I probably put some 100 hours or so into Don't starve and half as much into Mercenary kings by now.They're a nice change of pace from the usual $60 rinse and repeat mediocre games i bought over the last 8 years.
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Abash  +   458d ago
Sony must be making a killing with all these download games to the PS4 since it launched. I can imagine that all these indie developers making PS4 games has raked in a lot of revenue
DigitalRaptor  +   458d ago
Yeah, it really is great business for these indie devs as they know PlayStation fans are big supporters of these smaller downloadables.

Recent example is Towerfall Ascension selling best on PS4: http://www.gamespot.com/art...
DemonChicken  +   457d ago
Argeed I brought alot especially with my PS+, dat sales xD

This is really how a company should approach digital and online, and not enforcing it via DRM.
crxss  +   457d ago
Sony's new plan to only come out with 1 first party blockbuster title per year and the rest being indie, so lame.
Kingthrash360  +   457d ago
360's last blockbuster...alan wake in 2011.
whats lame?
and 1 blockbuster a year??????
infamous ss, the order, drive club.in this comment ill leave out the remakes like tlou..and halo 2. because they are awsome games but from another generation and are not new incoming games.
xbox1 1st party blockbusters.....ummm sunset and tf are not first party games sunset neither is dr3 and ryse..thos are also 3rd party games...but if we are talking exclusive blockbusters then this year x1 has...tf...no that wasnt an exclusive,...umm QB. and sunset..which hasnt been seen yet to call it an "blockbuster" so only QB? smh really whats more lame than a system with the least blockbusters AND not many indies AND the worst versions of 3rd party games...ALL AT A HIGHER PRICE...smh thats LAME in comparison no?

i love games..i dont care if its and indie or AA or AAA if its fun i'm all for it. my most anticipated games are rime and the order.
indies that hit systems are a great thing for gaming and classic award winning games like fez, the walking dead and journey are all worth the price and are truly engaging games. indies are awsome and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that you dont need to spend millions to make a great goty caliber game.....i cant stand wannabe gamers, real gamers have a passion that goes beyond whats most popular or whats trending or the differance between indie and AAA "blockbuster" games. but u wouldn't understand what i mean by that..would you.
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crxss  +   457d ago
alan wake really? lmao

like i said, this is their NEW plan. just look at the title of this article if you can't see it. games that are already far in development are not apart of this. i'm a huge sony fan and it's just sad to see we wont see the 2-3 blockbusters a year from sony. they're gonna take less risks which is smart but sad seeing how releasing multiple blockbusters a year is how they've made their brand. they're pretty much putting all the burden on ND, could be why so many changes are happening over there.

also the order's going to be a 2015 release. and driveclub was supposed to be a launch title lol
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Zero-One  +   457d ago
You obviously have no brain if you believe consoles always have the best games during it's beginning years.
jessupj  +   457d ago
So I guess when MS virtually abandoned the 360 in the last half of last generation that was catatonic?
Kingthrash360  +   458d ago
awsomeness....i like gamessss! the more the merrier!
i got my eye on drifter.
Prime157  +   457d ago
All of them look so fun to me. Drifter and source especially.
amnalehu  +   458d ago
Keep and eye out for "To Leave". Looks very promising.
DigitalRaptor  +   458d ago
Dayum Sony.

I'm usually pretty up to date with indie releases, but I'm going to have to go through this list and see which ones appeal to me. Spelunky is a big one, as well as Jamestown and Source, but the rest are a mystery to me.
incendy35  +   457d ago
For those interested you can play "I believe" all of these right now. Just go to http://store.steampowered.c...

No need to wait, plus the requirements on almost all of them is really low!

Edit: why are people disagreeing with a helpful link? : (
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PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   457d ago
no thanks ill wait for them on PS4.. so it feels fresh
Neonridr  +   456d ago
because everyone hates PC gamers apparently. Thanks for the link, I may check out one or two of them. No offense to all the PS4 owners here, but why not buy them on the PC for like half the cost you are going to pay on the PS4? Again, most of these titles have low system requirements. Or are you all just going to wait and hope that a bunch of these end up as the PS+ titles?
candy_mafia  +   457d ago
Let's do the Math....

Sony+Indies+PSNxPS+ equals one happy PS4 owner :)
Xdone  +   457d ago
* high fives *
candy_mafia  +   457d ago
We got Stick it to the Man today too!

I'm so happy to sub PS+, it's the most giving service I ever signed up to. I still have PS3 and D/L all the PS+ games on my 1TB HDD.

Tons of games with an estimated value of over $1000 accumulated over the years I been a PS+ subscriber!

Crazy when it's put like that huh? lulz :)
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jessupj  +   457d ago
PSN Plus...

The gift that keeps on giving.
Everlastingfate  +   457d ago
I didn't buy either of these systems so that I can play a bunch of 16-bit Indie games. Where are the tripple A titles?
Lukas_Japonicus  +   457d ago
"Where are the tripple A titles?"

E3?

They are getting indies out of the way NOW so that they don't take up as much time at E3. Also, if you genuinely believe that they are all just "16-bit inide games" then you are ignorant.
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Mackonthemoon  +   457d ago
A triple A title means it has a big budget. Doesn't necessarily mean it's a masterpiece. Most indies lack budgets to have superb graphics, but the gameplay is often amazing. Don't be quick to judge. Play a few indies you might like them.
kingdom18  +   457d ago
At E3. If Indies were really Sony's big guns they wouldn't be announcing them now.
andibandit  +   457d ago
Your own fault for buying early.... my first console was a Sega Master Entertainment system, and by experience i've learned to wait.
Clogmaster  +   457d ago
Triple A titles like Too Human? Lair? Haze? Or PS3 Skyrim?

The movie Water World?

Money means potential, doesn't guarantee anything though.
crxss  +   457d ago
expect less AAA titles from Sony. 1 a year after 2015 probably.
Zero-One  +   457d ago
Sheesh, gamers like you don't know what they want anymore do they? They stated they everything feels the same at the end of the previous gen, but now that indies are shaking the formula, they now want to go back to the sameness of AAA? Just fucking pick!
SoulSercher620  +   457d ago
Then you bought the systems too early. Your fault not theirs. Should've waited.
uth11  +   457d ago
For a system with "no games" I can't keep up! :)
unicron7  +   457d ago
I know right? Playstation is doooOooooomed. Says the guys who's main console of choice has less games and inferior tech. I sometimes wonder what world they are living in.
Puppy_Farts  +   457d ago
Chasm & Apotheon look so awesome. So does that goat game! Very happy PS4 owner :)
godofboobees  +   457d ago
Axiom verge looks so fun to play
candy_mafia  +   457d ago
Nice to see so much exposure for Indie Devs and great relationships with Indie studios. I can't wait to play all the best exclusive PS4/X1/Wii U Indie games.

#childoflight ;)
#spelunky ;)
#below ;)
#cloudberrykingdom ;)

I love having access to all the consoles. I get to play the best and worst of everything!
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Stick89  +   457d ago
Child of Light isn't indie :/
Zero-One  +   457d ago
Still, it's fairly rare to see games like Child of Light these days.
Tripl3seis  +   457d ago
Child of light is awesome love that game
mysteryraz11  +   457d ago
when is rime and shadow of the beast coming out
jspsc123  +   457d ago
I must be the only one who doesn't like indie or free to play games. I have had a PS4 and PS+ since day 1 and downloaded everything that was free and have been disappointed.
Neonridr  +   456d ago
Resogun was a great game, very addictive. Contrast was ok, had a good idea but the game didn't feel very fleshed out by the time you got to the end. Don't Starve was ok, just a PC port. Outlast was fantastic, I had already played it on the PC, but giving it a second go to get the trophies. Dead Nation is a fun game, even better with a friend. Mercenary Kings is cool as a co-op game, but if you're not a fan of Metal Slug or Contra, then this game won't really appeal to you. Stick it to the Man looks cool, but definitely a little wacky and out there.

I wouldn't say I am disappointed, but I would like to see more original games show up as the PS+ games, and not just ports.
SoulSercher620  +   457d ago
I will always welcome indies. More games the better. I'd rather have indies coming than no games at all.

And for those complaining they didn't buy the PS4 to play indies:

You knew full well what the launch lineup was and that there wasn't going to be a ton of AAA games early into 2014 yet you bought the system anyway. It's no one's fault but your own. If you're one of these people then you bought the system too early. Plain and simple. You need to have something called patience.
MAULxx  +   457d ago
Jamestown is marvelous. I have it on steam but I'll be getting for the PS4.
Neonridr  +   456d ago
Chasm looks ridiculously fun. Can't wait to try that out.

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