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PlayStation ramps play with clever independent games

Published on May 2, 2014 5:52 PM
 
Independent games for the PlayStation platform are spotlighted on a computer screen at the PlayStation campus, on April 20, 2014, in the Silicon Valley city of San Mateo, California. While major video game makers place sure bets on sequels to blockbuster titles, Sony is working with independent studios. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SAN MATEO, United States (AFP) - While major video game makers place sure bets on sequels to blockbuster titles, Sony is working with independent studios to bring sassy new titles to the PlayStation platform.

Sony excitedly showed off nearly two dozen new "indie" games including nidhogg and The Witness late on Wednesday at its PlayStation campus in the Silicon Valley city of San Mateo.

"For us it is a big thing to cherish and help the crazy ideas and risky stuff flourish," PlayStation vice-president of developer relations Adam Boyes told AFP during the advance peek at the games.

"It is like science experiments; new ideas with clever themes and solid game mechanics."

 
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