Axiom Verge, Chasm, Escape Goat 2, Skulls of the Shogun, and more indie games announced for PlayStation 4

Slew of new indies set for PlayStation.


Sony Computer Entertainment America held an indie games event at its headquarters today, announcing a dozen new PlayStation games in the process.

During the event, PlayStation VP of developer relations Adam Boyes said there are over 100 indie games in the works for PlayStation platforms. And some of the indies on PlayStation 4 already have seen great success. For example, Outlast has been downloaded 1.8 millin times, Don’t Starve over a million times, and Warframe is the system’s second most downloaded item, just behind Netflix.

Find all the new game announcements below.

Apotheon (PS4)

A 2D platform action RPG developed by Alien Trap Games set in the stage of Greek mythology. It features a “large single player campaign in a massive open world Mount Olympus,” as well as online multiplayer with death match and team based game modes.

Axiom Verge (PS4, PS Vita)

A retro-style 2D “metroidvania” action adventure game developed by Thomas Happ Games and inspired by classics such as Rygar, Contra, Bionic Commando, Blaster Master, and Metroid. Players are given power over glitches, such as those found in classic games, allowing them to scramble enemies, corrupt environments, and enter hidden areas. It will launch in early 2015.

Chasm (PS4)

An RPG platformer where players become Daltyn, a young soldier sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a mining crew in the remote mountain town of Karthas. Upon arrival you learn the town has been cut off from the outside world by supernatural forces. Now trapped, you are left with no option but to explore the mines below the town and uncover the source of the disturbances. Only by gaining new special abilities, evading dangerous traps, and defeating hordes of deadly enemies can you hope to save Karthas and the world. It will launch this year.

Drifter (PS4, PS Vita)

An open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years across developed by Celsius Game Studios. Players become a spaceship captain attempting to eke out a living among the stars by trading goods between star systems, hunting pirates for bounties, mining asteroids for valuable ore, or by eeven becoming a pirate yourself.

Escape Goat 2 (PS4)

A “transformation”-themed puzzle platformer developed by Double Fine Productions. As a goat, players will manipulate hidden machinery to move walls and settle blocks into new places. Your mouse companion can be used to operate remote switches and distract enemies.

Jamestown Plus (PS4)

The PC shoot ’em up set on 17th-Century British Colonial Mars is bringing award-winning four-player co-op to PlayStation 4 with new levels, new weapons, and a “completely remastered” soundtrack. It will launch this summer.

Nidhogg (PS4)

The award-winning fencing tug-of-war game developed by Messhof.

Ironclad Tactics (PS4)

A real-time, card-based tactics game set in an alternate history Civil War developed by Zachtronics. Players will follow the adventures of Maxwell Prosser and Joseph Ashdown as they are thrust into the war as engineers for the Bureau of Steam Engineering. There are steam-powered military robots, too.

Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-a-Fide Edition (PS4, PS Vita)

The 17-BIT developed fast-paced turn-based action strategy game is coming to PlayStation with “a heaping helping of crunchy content,” including a new story episode, the brand-new Tanuki Monk, and cross-platform multiplayer.

Source (PS4)

Fenix Fire’s recently announced action adventure game where players become a “butterfly-like creature breaking out of your cocoon only to discover that you are the last of your kind left to preserve a beautiful world filled with mystery but in great turmoil.”

Spelunky (PS4)

After launching on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita earlier this year, Mossmouth is again teaming up with BlitWorks to bring Spelunky to PlayStation 4. It will run in 1080p, let players upload replays to the leaderboards, add more social features to the Daily Challenge, and “otherwise take advantage of the PS4′s unique hardware.”

Starwhal: Just the Tip (PS4, PS3)

Breakfall’s game where players navigate a narwhal to tag their opponent’s heart and protect their own. All while the narwhals themselves wiggle all over the place.

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