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PS4, Vita game Axiom Verge isn't Metroid, but it's damn close

Pixelated platformer Axiom Verge is on its way to PS4 and Vita thanks to a boost from Sony's Pub Fund initiative, which offers cash and support to independent developers. Axiom Verge is a blend of Metroid, Contra and pretty pixel art, and it has a hacking mechanic on top of its shooting and pl...

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Putting personality in pie charts with Metrico

Metrico is a platformer about bar graphs, pie charts, statistics and angles, asking players to repeat motions in order to shrink and grow their surroundings and advance through various vague landscapes. It's minimalistic and the presentation is concise – your character (a boy or girl) is a si...

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Guacamelee has expanded Vita controller functionality

Drinkbox Studios will be attending this year's PAX Prime festivities in Seattle at the end of this month, and while it's there the developer will be showing off one of the benefits of Guacamelee's PlayStation 3/Vita exclusivity. "We're integrating the Vita as a PS3 controller for Guacamelee, utiliz...

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Sony to invest $20 million into PlayStation Network and Pub Fund over the next three years

Sony believes in its Pub Fund initiative and the PlayStation Network, and is putting up the cash to prove it. Over the course of the next three years, Sony will commit $20 million in seeking out independent developers to create games like Papo & Yo, Okabu and PixelJunk Sidescroller. Brandon S...

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Papo & Yo preview: O meu amigo, o monstro

If you haven't seen Papo & Yo's endearing announcement trailer, you should probably go check that out right now. Go ahead, I'll wait. All set? Great. Now that you've seen it, you'll understand why it was one of the few E3 2011 games that I made a specific point of going to play, just for me. ...

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Papo & Yo turns a friend into an adversary on PSN in 2012

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. But what if your best friend is also your worst enemy? That's a question posed by Papo & Yo, a new puzzle-platformer from independent Canadian studio Minority. The game stars Quico, a young boy living in a favela wit...

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Eufloria blossoms this June on PSN

Sony's Pub Fund project, which provides support to bring independently developed titles to the PSN without the help of a traditional publisher, has announced its next big release: Omni Systems' IGF-nominated artsy strategy title, Eufloria. The title has had its awfully vague 2011 launch window on...

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Tales From Space: About a Blob arrives Feb. 1 for PlayStation Plus users

DrinkBox Studios will see its Sony Pub Fund-backed platformer, Tales From Space: About a Blob, released on PSN on February 1 -- for PlayStation Plus subscribers, at least. The rest of the PlayStation Network populace will be able to download the title the following Tuesday, February 8. Tales Fro...

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Tales from Space: About a Blob now PS3 exclusive, backed by Sony's 'Pub Fund'

Tales from Space: About a Blob joins the slowly-growing list of games taken in by Sony's "Pub Fund" program. Like Burn Zombie Burn and Joe Danger before it, the title will enjoy additional marketing support from Sony in exchange for exclusivity to the PlayStation Network. "Unlike most publishing de...

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Joe Danger speeding towards late May/early June release

We're quite smitten with Hello Games' Joe Danger -- you only need read our latest hands-on impressions to glean as much -- so you can imagine we're anxious to take the final product for a few laps around the track. According to recent statements from Hello Games' co-founder Sean Murray (via Eurogam...

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