Sony revealed three new indie games coming to PlayStation platforms via Game Informer today.
The first, Hohokum, is a colorful 2D sandbox game for PlayStation 4 from Honeyslug and SCE Santa Monica Studio. In it, players control a floating snake-like creature called The Long Mover, who explores a variety of unique environments, solves puzzles, and helps the world’s inhabitants. Read Game informer’s interview with co-creators Ricy Haggett and Richard Hogg here. (Update: View a set of screenshots at the gallery.)
The next game, tentatively titled Counterspy, is a PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and mobile 2D cover-based shooter set during the Cold War from Dynamighty and Foster City Studio, and will be available later this year. In it, players lead their own spy agency, which has been tasked with keeping the U.S. and USSR from engaging in all-out warfare. Read Game Informer’s interview with creator David Nottingham here. (Update: View a set of screenshots at the gallery.)
And the final game, Doki-Doki Universe, is a free-to-play title for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita from HumanNature Studio (headed by the creator of ToeJam & Earl) and Foster City Studio. It stars a robot whose model is on the verge of being discontinued due to its lack of humanity, which leads him to travel to other planets to learn about their inhabitants by speaking and interacting with them. Read Game Informer’s interview with creator Greg Johnson here. (Update: View a set of screenshots at the gallery.)
Game Informer also has interviews on two previously announced PlayStation 4 indie games, Primal Carnage: Genesis and Blacklight: Retribution. And finally, an interview with Sony publisher and developer relations VP Adam Boyes on the company’s new indie initiative and how its advantages on PlayStation 4.