Doki-Doki Universe, Hohokum, and CounterSpy are a few of the titles recently announced for release on the PlayStation Network. These indie games show a lot of promise and are still in the works, but the PlayStation Blog treats us to a little preview of what's to come.
A few posts on the PS Blog give us the rundown on these three indie games, which are all being developed for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, with two titles in the works for the PlayStation 4.
In CounterSpy (working title), players control a spy through side-scrolling game full of action using guile, gadgets, and stealth. The story is set in the 50s/60s Cold War-era and has the look of a cool, cel-shaded retro cartoon. Developer Dynamighty is also looking into how to get the game running with cross-platform multiplayer, making this a title to watch.
Hohokum is a game coming to the PS3, PS Vita, and PS4 that emphasizes exploration and creativity. Artist Richard Hogg and developer Honeyslug put you in control of a "technicolor, calligraphic, worm-like, kite-like being" that moves around the world like some kind of magic marker being traced around. It's colorful, it pops, and it looks like a lot of fun.
Doki-Doki Universe is a game from Greg Johnson, creator of Toejam and Earl, and HumaNature that puts you in the lonely shoes of a robot named QT3. You were left by your family on an asteroid about 30 years ago, but now an alien has shown up to test your humanity. If you fail, you will be scrapped. The alien takes you around the universe, where you will interact with beings on different planets to see how human you really are. The idea is an interesting one and we can't wait to see how the game proper will unfold.
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