July 1st, 2020 – Shuhei Yoshida, Head of PlayStation Indies announced Wednesday the PlayStation Indies initiative. With this Playstation wants to spotlight and support the best of the best indie games being published on PlayStation and the entire indie community as a whole. Every month there will be an indie game added to PlayStation Now, starting with Hello Neighbor in July.

Alongside news of the PlayStation Indies initiative, Playstation debuted nine titles coming to both PS4 and PS5 (some also coming to other platforms). Below you will find these games with trailers and more.

 

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

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Release datePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2020PC
Playstation 4
TiGamesTiGamesGo to[icon type=”icon-popup”]

F.I.S.T.:Forged In Shadow Torch, a PlayStation China Hero Project selected game. Take a glimpse of the original story and the arcade-style combat in an interconnected Metroidvania game map combining oriental city view and gorgeous dieselpunk aesthetics. Presenting an excellent visual performance to bring the old-school genre to a new level.

 

Maquette

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Release datePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
To Be AnnouncedPC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Graceful DecayAnnapurna InteractiveGo to[icon type=”icon-popup”]

Maquette is a first-person recursive puzzle game that takes you into a world where every building, plant, and object are simultaneously tiny and staggeringly huge. Maquette makes it possible by twisting the world into itself recursively in an MC Escher-esque fashion. Head to the center of the world and you’ll feel like a giant, towering over buildings and walls. But venture further out, and start to feel small as things get larger and larger – to the point where cracks in the ground become chasms.

In Maquette you will explore the scales of everyday problems in a modern-day love story. Where sometimes the smallest of issues can become insurmountable obstacles.

 

Recompile

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Release datePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2020PC
Playstation 5
PhigamesDear VillagersGo to[icon type=”icon-popup”]

Witness the birth of sapient AI in this sprawling atmospheric hacking adventure. Combining traditional Metroidvania mechanics with a dynamic branching narrative system, Recompile challenges players to explore, fight, hack and survive. Discover the many secrets beneath the ancient digital landscape, and prepare for system-wide reconfiguration.

The game’s entire narrative takes place within 1 second of real time.

 

Carto

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Release datePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
Fall 2020PC
Playstation 4
Sunhead GamesHumble Games
X.D. Network
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Carto is a chill adventure game wrapped around a unique, world-shifting puzzle mechanic. Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of new friends, and guide Carto on her journey home.

 

Where the Heart Is

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Release datePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
Winter 2020Playstation 4Armature StudioArmature StudioGo to[icon type=”icon-popup”]

Welcome to the world of Random, a dark kingdom where every citizen’s future is determined by the roll of a dice. Will you be defeated by your fate or embrace chaos and learn to make it work in your favor? Embark on a journey with Even and her sidekick Dicey to play the odds and break the curse of Random.

 

Creaks

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Release datePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2020PC
Playstation 4
Amanita DesignAmanita DesignGo to[icon type=”icon-popup”]

From the creators of indie classics Machinarium and Samorost comes Creaks, a new puzzle adventure game that delights the senses with its hand-painted visuals, precise animation, eerie sounds, and an eclectic original score from Hidden Orchestra. Proceed at your own pace at figuring out the solutions to dozens of carefully designed puzzles, explore the mansion for hidden paintings and uncover the great secret.

 

Heavenly Bodies

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Release datePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2021PC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
2pt Interactive2pt InteractiveGo to[icon type=”icon-popup”]

Wrangle the hands and arms of a 1970s space cosmonaut and push, pull and twist your way through an increasingly precarious range of physically-simulated stellar scenarios, where without gravity, nothing is still, nothing is secure, and nothing is simple.

Discover the ever-changing nuances of weightless motion with Heavenly Bodies – a single and local-multiplayer, physics-focused game on its way to PC and Mac. Wrangle the hands and arms of space cosmonauts and push, pull and twist your way through a precarious range of physically-simulated stellar scenarios where, without gravity, nothing is still, nothing is secure, and nothing is simple.

On a good day, the beauty of weightlessness will shine through. You’ll use your sharp mind and dexterous limbs to assemble space telescopes, maintain delicate solar arrays and research cosmic botany. On worse days you’ll be missing gravity’s embrace, when: the power is out, you’re in the firing line of supersonic space debris and… there’s a breadstick stuck in the emergency backup generator.

 

Haven

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Release datePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
2020PC
Playstation 4
Nintendo Switch
The Game BakersThe Game BakersGo to [icon type=”icon-popup”]

In Haven, you share the journey of two lovers escaped to a lost planet. You play as Yu and Kay, gliding over the grasslands of a shattered world, unraveling its mysteries looking for a way to stay together.

Haven is a story-rich adventure, with touching characters with whom you fall in love as you follow them through their challenges and everyday life. But it’s also a (J)RPG with an innovative combat system that lets you play the two characters at the same time, chaining actions using tactics and timing. “It’s a game with many inspirations, but to sum it up, Haven is kind of the lovechild of Journey meets Persona” explains Emeric Thoa in his blog post about the game experience and influences.

The light science fiction world of Haven is coming to life thanks to the dreamy art direction and an original electro soundtrack by Danger, with a range of tracks that will carry players from the energy of a sunny morning to the tension of a fight in the mountains at night.

Haven is a solo game at its core, but at any time, a second player can jump in locally. Players can then share a moment of exploration and progression together.

 

Worms Rumble

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Release datePlatformDeveloperPublisherWebsite
Late 2020PC
Playstation 4
Playstation 5
Team17Team17Go to [icon type=”icon-popup”]

Welcome to Worms Rumble, the first ever Worms game to feature real-time combat! Dive into epic 32-player Battle Royale and Deathmatch modes with full multi-platform cross-play as you fight to be the last worm standing!

Worms Rumble will be fully-supported by ongoing content updates including new arenas, customisations, game modes and more…

 

 


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