With the release of PlayStation’s Indie Game Channel in their store, we decided to start a weekly article covering indie games released on the PSN Store! Check back each week to discover some of the great indie games that you can play on your PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
Best bets this week include: Hotline Miami, a high-octane brutal action game; Alien Spidy, where you must escape home after meeting new enemies; Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge, a zombie strategy game; Guacamelee!, where you play as a luchador trying to save the El Presidente's daughter; and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, a retro platformer where you play as two sisters.
Below is a list of games released between May 14, 2013, and July 17, 2013. Descriptions are from the Sony site (so don't blame us) and the prices are all in US Dollars. Late additions will be added (so check back).
Screenshot of Alien Spidy by Kalypso Media
($9.99, 7/16/2013, PSN Game, Kalypso Media)
After losing contact with his explorer friend Virgi, our fearless alien hero Spidy heads to Earth in his spacecraft to find her. While entering the Earths atmosphere, his spacecraft suddenly fails and starts to break up, causing Spidy to crash-land on the strange planet, with his craft scattered across forests, throughout ponds and into dark caves. Spidy finds himself alone on an alien world and faces the epic challenge of tracking down Virgi, battling strange new enemies and finding the missing pieces from his spacecraft in order to repair the damage and make their escape home.
Mountain Crime: Requital
($14.99, 5/28/2013, PSN Game, Alawar Entertainment Inc)
Someone is killing the guests at a mountain resort, and you could be next if you don't solve the mystery at the heart of this chilling adventure! Question guests, search for clues and escape a noose that tightens with your discovery of each new body. Along the way, one question will weigh heavily on your mind: Why did one of the victims claim you are the killer?
($8.49, 6/25/2013, PSN Game, Cherry Pop Games)
Pool Nation is the ultimate pool game - with eleven addictive game modes, including the adrenaline pumping Endurance, extensive career modes and seven exciting online modes including the new Speed Pool! With Pool Nation, gameplay is king! Online or offline, the ease of control gives you the ability to pull off shots you wouldn't dream of in the real world.
Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark
($9.99, 6/23/2013, Curve Digital Publishing)
Stealth Inc is a fast-paced stealth platformer featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. Jump, sneak, and be chunked through 80 levels. Will you make it out alive? Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it's your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that's determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armour, being seen means instant death.
Rely on your wits to choreograph your way through seemingly impossible situations as you constantly find yourself outnumbered by vicious enemies.
($9.99, 6/25/2013, PSN/Vita Game, Devolver Digital)
Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat. Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine.
Screenshot of Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge by FIRMA STUDIO
Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge
($9.99, 4/30/2013, PSN/Vita Game, FRIMA STUDIO)
Choose a side and unleash your hordes to decide once and for all what type of zombie, slow or fast, will inherit the scorched earth! Play both zombie factions in the exciting single player campaign: learn how to master the 4 Monsters units (the badass version of heroes) and level them up while leading your squads of zombies through 8 epic single player missions and uncover our 6 unique zombie classes!
($9.99 MP, 3/26/2013, PSN Game, Namco Bandai Games America Inc)
A-Men, the military strategy title for PlayStation®3 system, unfolds at A-Cor, the world's biggest producer of the robot soldiers, where a massive explosion at the factory has accidentally released hundreds of lethal A-Droids. Get rid of them before they cause chaos around the globe.Embark on a journey through a series of vividly different worlds, featuring multiple challenges with many ways to pass a level and resolve puzzles.
Morph at will between two dynamically different dream worlds in this fast-paced hardcore platformer!
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream
($14.99, 6/18/2013, PSN Game, Black Forest Games GmbH)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines punchy graphics and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming. Intertwine the classic chiptunes of Chris Huelsbeck with their metal counterparts by Machinae Supremacy as you switch worlds. Fluidly combine the special moves of perky and punk Giana as you flip between the dreams at the press of a button. Take skillful shortcuts to barrel through a level at top speed or keep your eyes peeled for the oodles of secret areas hidden within.
Carlos Calaca has kidnapped El Presidente's Daughter, and he plans to sacrifice her in order to merge the World of the Living with the World of the Dead.
($14.99, 4/9/2013, PSN/Vita Game, Drinkbox Studios)
Juan Aguacate, an agave farmer who stumbles upon a Legendary Luchador mask, must find the strength and courage to become the Hero he's always dreamed of being and put a stop to this. Not for you, not for Calaca, but for El Presidente's Daughter, the most beautiful girl in the entire world. Travel through a mystical and mysterious Mexican world as a Luchador using the power of your two fists to battle evil. Uncover hidden wrestling techniques like the Rooster Uppercut, and Dimension Swap to open new areas and secrets.
Screenshot of Dragon Fantasy Book I by Muteki Corportation
Dragon Fantasy Book I
($9.99, 4/16/2013, Muteki Corportation)
Chapter 1: Join Ogden, a hero who's been written off as past his prime as he goes on a new adventure to reclaim his past glory...
Chapter 2:Prince Anders of Wester discovers the secrets beneath Castle Wester. Team up with Lt. Chest Manstrong of the Westerian Army and unravel the mysteries behind King Wester's disappearance. But beware the mysterious mercenary, Serpent Diablo. Is he friend or foe?
Chapter 3: Help Jerald, an adventurous thief, and his niece Ramona escape from the dangerous desert empire of Sandheim. A mysterious amulet will change their lives forever, and only one will make it to safety.
Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign
($5.99, 6/16/2013, PSN Game, SANUK GAMES SARL)
One of the most impressive hidden-object adventure games ever made, now available in the PlayStation®Store in a sumptuous high-definition edition! Help out James Voodoo as he investigates mysterious attacks through the forsaken hamlet of Ravenhill, the wealthy city of Richtown, and a variety of breathtaking sceneries inspired by major fiction genres: adventure, film noir, thriller, steam punk, and more!
You can only succeed by working closely together.
($9.99, 8/6/2013, Sparpweed)
ibb & obb is a two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. Find a friend for some true local cooperative couch fun or match up online. Fall up and jump down through 15 levels filled with double gravity puzzles and discover the 8 hidden worlds that will test your new non-Newtonian skills to the maximum. All levels have their own unique music composed by Kettel known for his warm melodic electronica.
Tiny Token Empire
($9.99, 5/14/2013, PSN Game, BiP Media)
Tiny Token Empires is an amazing mix between a 'Match 3' game and turn-based strategy game. The player plays one of the five major ancient empires: Rome, Greece, Egypt, Persia, or Carthage. By annexing new territories, the player gradually expands his power over the world! But Tiny Token Empires is also a 'casual' strategy game that doesn't take itself too seriously. It contains a crazy comical universe: goofball gods, super cute mythological monsters, clown legionnaires, etc.
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