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This month Sony shared with us its plans to make indie gaming an integral part of the PS4's ecosystem. We outlined some of the first indie games that will appear on the PS4 in the latest issue of Game Informer, but still had a ton of content left over to share with readers.
Below you'll find more information on five new indie games that are coming to Sony's systems. Each preview contains new screens and information about the game, plus a Q&A with the creators, discussing the projects in their own words and describing what it's like to be working with Sony. We also have our full interview with Sony's vice president of publisher and developer relations, Adam Boyes. Boyes outlines how Sony is changing its approach to working with indie developers, and shares what the PS4 will offer smaller studios.
The Vibrant World Of HohokumRead our Q&A with Hohokum co-creators Ricky Haggett and Richard Hogg to learn more about this creative and colorful 2D sandbox game, and the collaboration between Honeyslug and SCE Santa Monica Studio.
Race Against The Doomsday Clock In CounterspyIndie developer Dynamighty is collaborating with Foster City Studio on a new 2D cover-based shooter tentatively entitled Counterspy, which will be available later this year on PlayStation 3, Vita, and mobile platforms. Check out our interview with Dynamighty's David Nottingham to learn more about the developer's homage to the spy mythology of the '50s and '60s.
Exploring Humanity In Doki-Doki UniverseHumaNature Studios is also collaborating with Foster City Studio to bring Doki-Doki Universe to PlayStation 3, Vita, and PlayStation 4. HumaNature Studio head and ToeJam & Earl creator Greg Johnson explains the motivation behind Doki-Doki Universe, and what players will learn about themselves as they help an outdated robot learn about humanity.
Primal Carnage: Genesis Pits Man Versus DinosaurLukewarm Media's single-player prequel to last year's Primal Carnage will be a self-published, episodic series on PlayStation 4 that tasks players with surviving on an island overrun by dinosaurs. We spoke with Lukewarm founder Ashton Andersen to learn more about the survival action game's impressive visuals and gameplay mechanics, and how the studio is taking advantage of the PlayStation 4's unique hardware capabilities.
Blacklight: Retribution Brings Free-To-Play Action To PlayStation 4Another example of Sony's commitment to allowing more publishing options on its next-gen system, Zombie Studios has announced that its free-to-play PC shooter is coming to PlayStation 4. We spoke with Zombie Studios creative director Jared Gerritzen about how Blacklight: Retribution has evolved over the past year, what PlayStation 4 features his team is most excited about, and what it's been like working with Sony.
Sony's Adam Boyes On The Importance Of IndiesIn this extended interview, vice president of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes discusses what Sony has learned from working with indie developers, the advantages PlayStation 4 will offer smaller studios, and where he thinks indie game development is headed.
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