Indie games have been constantly on the rise in recent years, and rightly so. After the successes of the likes of Disco Elysium and Journey, it’s only a matter of time before the big guns come knocking on these developers’ doorsteps.
And the result of such a prospect is the new PlayStation Indies Initiative. Announced by the former SIE Woldwide Studios president, Shuhei Yoshida himself, who is now head of the Indies Initiative, this platform is Sony PlayStation’s efforts to make indie devs more recognised in the mainstream gaming space.
The montage above revealed a whopping 9 new games, including the likes of the familiar Worms Rumble by Team 17, and couch co-op fun with the likes of Heavenly Bodies and Where the Heart Is. As part of the initiative, one title will be coming out each month, starting with Hello Neighbour in July.
Here is the list of titles revealed at the PlayStation Indies Initiative:
Carto – Humble Games & Sunhead Games
Creaks – Amanita
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch – PlayStation China Hero Project
Haven – The Game Bakers
Heavenly Bodies – 2pt Interactive
Maquette – Graceful Decay
Recompile – Phigames
Where the Heart Is – Armature Studio
Worms Rumble – Team 17
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.