GDC 2013: Limbo announced for Vita as Sony details huge indie push



Sony has hosted an indie event at GDC 2013, simultaneously underscoring its new drive to get indie developers on to its platforms, and demoing some of the games we can expect.

“As you may have noticed, our team is going full steam ahead by not only providing support for developers on our current platforms, but also for those working on next-gen titles,” SCEA vice president of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes wrote on the PlayStation blog.

“We’re expanding our indie support for PlayStation 4 with games like Primal Carnage: Genesis and Blacklight: Retribution, which will join titles like The Witness to ensure you’ll have great indie game experiences on our next gaming console.

“This recent influx in developer support for PlayStation has come through our continued effort to create a flexible and developer friendly environment. We’re also focusing on burgeoning platforms like PlayStation Mobile by offering Unity support, coming later this year, to make it easier than ever for developers to bring their games to PlayStation-certified Android devices and PS Vita.”

Speaking to Gamasutra, Boyes explained revealed that Sony has revised its concept submission process, shrinking it from two stages to one and making the remaining step optional feedback, “no greenlighting process, no voting, no weird stuff.”

The full list of indie games announced so far is as follows:

Blacklight: Retribution (PlayStation 4)
Primal Carnage: Genesis (PlayStation 4)
Ibb & Obb (PlayStation 3)
Rain (PlayStation 3)
Sportsfriends (including Johann Sebastian Joust, BaraBariBall, Hokra and Super Pole Riders (PlayStation 3)
Divekick – (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
Dragon Fantasy Book II (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
Guacamelee! (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
Hotline Miami (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
Luftrausers (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
Spelunky (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
Thomas Was Alone (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita)
Friend Network App (PlayStation Vita)
Limbo (PlayStation Vita)
Metrico (PlayStation Vita)
Velocity Ultra (PlayStation Vita)
A Virus Named Tom (PlayStation Mobile)
Beatdown in Treachery City (PlayStation Mobile)
Crumble (PlayStation Mobile)
Crystallon (PlayStation Mobile)
Don’t Wake the Bear (PlayStation Mobile)
Hermit Crab in Space! (PlayStation Mobile)
Oh, Deer! (PlayStation Mobile)
Rymndkapsel (PlayStation Mobile)
Ten By Eight (PlayStation Mobile)