15w ago - Sony Digital Distribution Senior Manager Pierre Gravereau detailed PS Vita Summer Select today, which includes four new Indies that are getting PS Plus discounts.
To quote: Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean the fun has to. To keep your summer fun going, we've selected four games launching over the next four weeks to be part of PS Vita Summer Select, our new PlayStation Store event.
PS Plus members will receive a 20% discount on each game during its launch week, and - best of all - all four games are Cross-Buy for PS Vita and PS3.
Over the next four weeks, we're shining the spotlight on some great independent developers by bringing you a new indie title each week. Check out some of the most unique gaming experiences coming to PS Vita, including Derek Yu's beloved Spelunky, and two-button fighter Divekick. The first game drops tomorrow, so prepare to spend some serious time with your PS Vita!
No need to worry if you don't have a PS Vita because all four PS Vita Summer Select titles are Cross-Buy for PS Vita and PS3! PS Plus members can take advantage of the launch week discounts on both the PS Vita and PS3 versions of each game.
28w ago - Lucid Games Founder Nick Davies shared four tips below for exploring Camp Eagle Feather in Jacob Jones on PS Vita today.
To quote: Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is a 3D puzzle adventure game for PS Vita, following the adventures of Jacob Jones and his mythical Bigfoot friend as they try to solve the mystery of Camp Eagle Feather.
The game is full of ingenious puzzles to test even the smartest among you, so the team at Lucid Games have provided some helpful hints to make sure you don't get stuck!
Don't forget to tilt!
As Mr. Grimmel will tell you, there's a reward for picking up all of the litter around Camp Eagle Feather. For every soda can you find, he'll give you a credit so you can phone in for some help. The more credits you spend, the better the hint you'll get.
Some soda cans might be out in the open, but if you tilt your PS Vita you may find some hidden on top, or behind other items. There are 130 soda cans hidden around the world, and finding them all won't be easy.
Make a note.
A pen and paper is always handy for taking notes, but in Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery we've given you a memo function so you can take notes as you play. Your memo can be a very handy tool indeed for solving the...
34w ago - Sony Digital Distribution Senior Manager Pierre Gravereau announced today news of four new titles hitting PSN alongside PS Plus and golf-themed game discounts.
Below are the details, as follows: With winter finally coming to an end, it's time to celebrate the changing of the seasons with our annual Spring Fever promotion on PlayStation Network!
We're championing independent developers this year, with a new indie title coming each week. You may have noticed during GDC that we are focusing on bringing the best independent games to PSN, and we're happy to reinforce our dedication to indie developers with this year's Spring Fever.
Each week during the month of April, we will bring a gaming experience from noteworthy independent developers, such as DrinkBox Studios and Frima Studio. Additionally, each title features Cross-Buy functionality for PS3 and PS Vita, and PlayStation Plus members get at least 20% off each title during launch week!
Spring Fever also offers sales on a number of games and add-ons from popular franchises each week, as well as some great deals on movies themed to each week's sale, which you'll learn more about in the PlayStation Store Update posts each Tuesday.
55w ago - Candygun Art Director Andreas Hackel has announced today that a four-player free-for-all is coming to PS3 this Winter.
Below is the scoop, to quote: Late last year, we were gathering ideas and prototypes in preparation of creating our next game. There was one idea we really liked: A fast-paced multiplayer sneaking game about a group of safe-breakers that sneak past cameras, laser barriers, and guards to pull off the ultimate heist.
In our earliest prototype, the goal of the four players was to pick locks and break walls in order to reach the vault and grab all the money inside before one of the other players could.
There was one element in this early prototype that was really fun: You could set up bear traps that would snare other players, slowing them down and causing the guards to catch them. Around the same time, we were also playing a lot of Bomberman in the office. And its brand of pick-up-and-play fun and multiplayer battles was something we wanted in our game, too.
So we decided to re-think the game from scratch, stripping out complicated concepts like guards and surveillance cameras and focusing on one basic idea: thieves stealing money and attacking other players. Enter Dollar Dash!
We knew we wanted an animated look for Dollar Dash, with inspirations...
60w ago - Sony Assistant Producer Dais Kawaguchi has announced that four new animals are hitting Tokyo Jungle on PSN today.
To quote: It's been two weeks since we released TOKYO JUNGLE and we're thrilled with the comments we've received from players. Thanks to everyone who is enjoying the game!
Today, we are releasing four additional animal characters (Crocodile, Giraffe, Kangaroo, Panda) and giving away more costumes, so please be sure to check out PlayStation Store this afternoon.
In other news, we've received many questions about TOKYO JUNGLE's premise and gameplay, so we asked Game Director Yohei Kataoka from Crispy's and Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa from Japan Studio to elaborate on the game's concept and inception.
Dais Kawaguchi, Assistant Producer: Can you please explain how you came up with the idea for TOKYO JUNGLE?
Yohei Kataoka, Game Director: The business philosophy for "Crispy's Corporation," the studio I established, is to "develop a new product that nobody has ever seen before."
However, just because it's new doesn't mean it will be well received. When I was struggling to figure out how to create something that's innovative and compelling, I came across an article of famous singer-songwriters...