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Published on May 8th, 2013 | by Nidde


PSN opens Indie category

Many people will claim that PSN is just doing what Xbox Live has already done and proven successful. We won’t argue, but when something good is happening we won’t complain either.

PlayStation Network, the store and platform for all things PlayStation 3, PSP, and PS Vita, and eventually PS4, has expanded their store with a new category just for indie games.

With innovative gaming experiences now more diverse than ever, PlayStation and Sony Network Entertainment are proud to stand behind indie-led development with the introduction of a new PlayStation Store “Indie Games” category coming later today.

The news worked the gaming blogosphere yesterday when the news was released directly from Sony on their PlayStation website. We still find some controversy with what titles actually qualify as indie, and we’re pretty sure Sony will not ease our quest as now we have yet another authority on the scene that can officially place games in their own indie category.

And no matter how you slice it, even if they really are indie games or not, games like Journey, Guacamelee, and Unfinished Swan are better to see the light of day than to be buried and never experienced by anyone outside the studio that couldn’t keep afloat.

In conclusion: If you own a device that’s compatible with PSN and like indie games, Sony has now got your back. Hopefully they’ll make some sweet deals available for both non- and subscribers of PS+, Steam-style. According to the post they will be offering specials each week, starting with the following:

  • Retro City Rampage: 50% discount to all from May 7th to May 21st
  • Papo & Yo promotional bundle containing the soundtrack and game: 40% discount (55% for PlayStation Plus subscribers) from May 7th to May 21st
  • Zombie Tycoon II: Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers for a limited time


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For 500 days, from January 1st, 2013, until May 16th, 2014, Nidde will set aside all AAA-titles and only play indie games to find out if the indie scene can replace the big budget landscape.

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