Indie Devs Confirm Our Suspicions About Working With PlayStation
Editors Note: Folks seem to be confused, and angered by our title. I maintain that it was not done for “clickbait”, but as a joke. Normally I wouldn’t update a post due to negative comments, but I chose to use the word “suspicion” lightheartedly and not with a negative connotation. Just thought I would clarify and apologize for any who were mislead and didn’t enjoy the content of the article.
GDC was a great chance to catch up with old friends, and new. While I had access to so many developers I wanted to get a better feel of what being an indie, and working closely with PlayStation, was really like. I received the thumbs up from every developer with whom I spoke to, and some of them were even willing to offer quotes on-the-record.
Henrik Flink – Visiontrick Media – Pavilion (Quote was from an interview prior to GDC)
Since we haven’t published the game yet I can’t speak of all aspects but up until now I would say that it has been very easy to work with Sony, can’t say it has been any big hurdles when getting approved as developer or giving us a go on the concept. On top of that they have also helped us in terms of showing the game at some of their press conferences and such. Which we very much appreciate, being a small 2-man operation.
Yousuf Mapara – Switchblade Monkeys – Secret Ponchos
They’re very supportive partners, not controlling at all. The experience has been refreshing.
Raj Joshi – 17 Bit – Galak-Z: The Dimensional
They’re awesome partners, it’s been great for us. They’ve been working with us on all of our marketing needs. What they’re doing for indie games is huge.
As I’d mentioned previously, countless devs other than the three mentioned here praised their experience with SCE. Many developers pointed to Brian Silva and Nick Suttner’s deep love for indie games as being something that made them feel at home with PlayStation.
This is just the tip of our GDC interview iceberg. We’ll be getting more Q&A’s with 17-Bit, Switchblade Monkeys, and Visiontrick Media out asap.
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