Yesterday, Sony announced three brand new, interesting indie games for their PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and mobile platforms. Rather than create a separate post for each of these games, we figured we’d bunch up the news and give you the rundown in one handy place.
Here we go.
Hohokum – PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita
Hohokum is a Sony Santa Monica project that’s being collaboratively developed by Richard Hogg and London-based Honeyslug. This odd game will be about exploration and discovery, and the whole project will try and do these things without evoking a strong sense of stress.
Here’s what Richard Hogg, Co-Creator of Hohokum, had to say about what makes this game special in the PlayStation Blog post about the game:
One of the main aims for Hohokum is to create something where the usual pressures of videogames – constantly being told to do things, fearing failure and being challenged to earn progress – were all absent. This is quite a challenge, but we’re really excited about how it’s coming together. There are goals and secrets to discover. There are even Trophies. But at its heart Hohokum is a playground, a place to wander about, perhaps even lose yourself in.
Hohokum is set for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in 2014. It will be present at E3.
CounterSpy – PlayStation 3, PS Vita and Mobile Platforms
CounterSpy is being developed by the San Francisco-based Dynamighty. This 10 person team is building the game for the PlayStation 3, PS Vita and mobile platforms.
Players will play as a member of C.O.U.N.T.E.R., the organization built to bring down two superpowers in the heat of an arms race. You’ll sneak, fight and sabotage your way through this unique offering.
Not much more on this one is known yet, but it’s set to release… we don’t know that yet, either. Stay tuned. We do know that CounterSpy is the game’s working title. So that could change.
Doki-Doki Universe – PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita
Of the three projects announced, Doki-Doki Universe stands as both the most lofty and the most unique. This will start as a free app for the PS Vita, but then it’s set to evolve into a lot more. The free game will let players explore the universe, but actually playing on small planets and such will require folks to pony up money.
As it’s described in the announcement, this is a “RPG/Simulation/Interactive Story” title. Yeah. sounds cool.
Greg Johnson, Founder of HumaNature Studios and author of the post announcing Doki-Doki Universe, has a long history in creating games. He even mentions having worked on Toejam and Earl, so, score. Here’s a slice of what Johnson says about Doki-Doki Universe:
Alien Jeff has been assigned the task of discovering just how much “humanity” you are capable of, and reporting back to the company. So as you travel around the Universe on a giant flying pig (or whale, or poo, or whatever you choose) and visit themed planets (cute, scary, gross, robot, ice, etc.) you’ll interact with hundreds of some of the most bizarre characters you’ve ever heard of, and Alien Jeff will be watching you the whole time.
Alright, so, which game are you looking forward to most?