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Hear some indies tell you how much Sony rocks

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The official PlayStation 4 YouTube channel recently posted this video entitled “Catching up with the ‘Indie 9’ from E3 2013”. And while it’s more a pure marketing video instead of a real catch-up it still has some very interesting bits in it.

First up I need to get something off my chest, I know it’s the in-thing now to have a beard if you are an indie developer, or hipster, or hobo… but if your beard grows in like this please for the love of society shave it off.

Now his moustache and goatee area are fine, but that wispiness on the sides just freaks me out.. and there you have your daily fashion tip from Lazygamer.

Anyway, moving on. One of the more interesting comments made in the video was by the developers of the Indie title, Galak-Z, who stated that it only took a single day to get their PC game built using the Unity engine running on the PlayStation 4.

They had originally given themselves a few weeks to get it going but were blown away that it ran so quickly and they then just had to optimise and add in some more functionality, which is great news for all Indie developers.

Another developer also goes on to say that the console simply handles anything thrown at it without effort.

However the best thing I heard was that none of these developers had to offer anything up to Sony to get their games showcased. No exclusivity, no extra missions. Nothing.  According to them Sony simply helped them and asked for nothing in return because they want their clients to have the best gaming experience.

Now that’s awesome.

Last Updated: June 5, 2014

101 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Blackburn

    June 5, 2014 at 08:39

    Terribad beard

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    • Jedi JJ

      June 5, 2014 at 08:41

      Just No to the beard

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    • Dutch Matrix

      June 5, 2014 at 09:00

      Isn’t that wispiness of the beard just the beard equivalent of a comb over?

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      • Admiral Chief Blackburn

        June 5, 2014 at 09:02

        You sir, have that SPOT on

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    • Sageville

      June 5, 2014 at 10:20

      Post a picture of YOUR beard

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      • Admiral Chief Blackburn

        June 5, 2014 at 10:21

        Hah, if only, shaved off last week (don’t ask me wtf I was thinking)

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        • Sageville

          June 5, 2014 at 10:32

          Weird how some people voluntarily remove their manhood, Slakker!

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  2. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    June 5, 2014 at 08:40

    Good guy Sony.

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  3. Her Highness the Hipster

    June 5, 2014 at 08:48

    • Jedi JJ

      June 5, 2014 at 08:51

      I stared at that thing loading and looked him right in the eyes!!

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    • Admiral Chief Blackburn

      June 5, 2014 at 09:00

      Beard is not fashion, its a lifestyle

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      • Jedi JJ

        June 5, 2014 at 09:01

        Exactly.

        If someone asks you: Doesn’t your beard make you hot in summer? You tell them: No, it makes me hot all year round.
        Boom!

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        • Admiral Chief Blackburn

          June 5, 2014 at 09:02

          Jip, indeed, wise words

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 5, 2014 at 09:02

        Hardebaard is a lifestyle. Not facial pubes

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        • Admiral Chief Blackburn

          June 5, 2014 at 09:04

          “facial pubes”

          BWAHAHAHAHAHA

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        • Dutch Matrix

          June 5, 2014 at 09:08

          Dis hoe mens ‘n baard kweek…

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          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:09

            Inderdaad

          • HvR - THE Average GAmer

            June 5, 2014 at 09:12

            TR-TR-TR-TRIPLE MAN BEARD!!!

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:12

            Hahahahahaha

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

            June 5, 2014 at 09:24

            M-M-M-M-MONSTER BEARD!

          • Spathi

            June 5, 2014 at 09:25

            SS-S-SS-SS-S-SSS-SSS-SOP SPONS VDW!!

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      June 5, 2014 at 09:09

      WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?!?!?!?!?!

      Also… That couldn’t have been you who edited that. The photoshops is too strong with this pic

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      • Admiral Chief Blackburn

        June 5, 2014 at 09:12

        LOOOL

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 5, 2014 at 08:54

    If it wasn’t for that epic wispy beard we’d all see he’s really 10 years old & then no one would listen.

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  5. Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

    June 5, 2014 at 08:56

    The by gamers for gamers mantra all the while practicing the Live, Learn and Love lifestyle at work here guys. We are humbled SONY.

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  6. Morne Nell

    June 5, 2014 at 08:57

    whaaaa, clearly no understanding of the guys that right software. We usually lock then in a room and feed them Pizza through the slot in the door. They look far worse than this guy. In Afrikaans we have a saying. So lelik soos die “duiwel in die kinderbybel”

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 5, 2014 at 08:58

      So ugly you have to tie a steak to his leg to get the dogs to play with him?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 5, 2014 at 09:14

        Only problem with that is once the steak is gone they leave him alone, then the cat tries to bury him in the sandpit.

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 5, 2014 at 09:14

          XD

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    • Umar's Crown

      June 5, 2014 at 08:59

      As a developer I can’t agree…..We don’t get pizza

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 5, 2014 at 09:01

        Or overtime, yeah FML

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        • Umar's Crown

          June 5, 2014 at 09:03

          Overtime?What is that? Sounds like normal office hours to me

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          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:03

            Glad I’m not the only one then.

          • Umar's Crown

            June 5, 2014 at 09:04

            But come in late one day, then your ass gets handed to you….

          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:09

            Some mornings I don’t even have the door open and the phone already rings

        • HvR - THE Average GAmer

          June 5, 2014 at 09:14

          Never even had a end year bonus.

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          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:15

            Time for a career change methinks

          • HvR - THE Average GAmer

            June 5, 2014 at 09:17

            Well monthly is not bad at all and I can sit and work in underpants till 12:00

          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:19

            Every job has it’s perks 🙂

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:20

            Never underestimate the UNDERPANTSnessness of the job

          • Umar's Crown

            June 5, 2014 at 09:15

            13th cheque bullshit that’s worked into your salary

          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:15

            What about vacation, been six years without one.

          • HvR - THE Average GAmer

            June 5, 2014 at 09:17

            I stopped that crap after my first job, when they went bottoms up I had 40 days on the books and no pay out.

          • Admiral Chief Blackburn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:17

            O_O

          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:18

            Lagz is my vacation

          • Umar's Crown

            June 5, 2014 at 09:18

            AMEN!

          • Umar's Crown

            June 5, 2014 at 09:18

            Never used to take leave till I got sick and thought FUCK work. it’s not worth it. Work to live, not live to work

          • Hammersteyn

            June 5, 2014 at 09:18

            I work to drink, never used to be like this.

          • Umar's Crown

            June 5, 2014 at 09:20

            I understand (not the drinking though) 🙁 Sometimes we need to put things in perspective really…Think we need start looking at life differently, man, I used to be consumed by work. Sometimes still feel like I am

      • Gavin Mannion

        June 5, 2014 at 10:17

        I got Nando’s once for working on a Sunday. Granted I would have much rather received money but Nando’s was something

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        • Umar's Crown

          June 5, 2014 at 10:31

          Gav!! Is that like the Dev’s treat or something. I got Nando’s once for working late too lol I know of a couple of devs that get Nando’s for working late

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  7. Umar's Crown

    June 5, 2014 at 09:00

    Only one developer in that entire video looked like he was a hipster…..

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  8. Pieter Kruger

    June 5, 2014 at 09:12

    NOT an Indie fan. Why pay for a game that took a day to make? I’ll seriously rather spend a year on Project Spark trying to make my own! Not happy with the 250+ Indie games being developed for the XB1 through their ID program either. Can’t wait for the Indie bubble to burst ???? Indies are for phones and tablets!

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    • Umar's Crown

      June 5, 2014 at 09:14

      What game took a day to make that charges you anything? Most Indie games these days have more heart than AAA games

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      • Rincearbiterofhumour

        June 5, 2014 at 09:16

        Agreed, and ‘a day to make’? Can you be more naive?

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        • Umar's Crown

          June 5, 2014 at 09:16

          Yeah, Galak-Z took a day to PORT lol…not make

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          • Rincearbiterofhumour

            June 5, 2014 at 09:18

            I mean Desktop Dungeons? 5 years, Broforce? 4 years, Snailboy? 2 years (fulltime team might I add). Most of the indie people also have another job so it’s extra stressful.

          • Umar's Crown

            June 5, 2014 at 09:22

            Exactly, don’t like this perception that indie games are sub standard games made for a quick buck that took a week to make….Walk a day in an indies shoes and you’ll soon realize just how tough they have it, still then, they never lose hope, faith or an ounce of passion

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 5, 2014 at 09:22

            Euw. I don’t want to wear hemp sandals.

          • Rincearbiterofhumour

            June 5, 2014 at 09:29

            Why? They’d go with your beard.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 5, 2014 at 09:32

            I don’t have a hipster beard. I know it’s difficult to understand for those who can’t grow one, but all beards are not created equal.

          • Jedi JJ

            June 5, 2014 at 09:33

            You are a wise one.

          • Rincearbiterofhumour

            June 5, 2014 at 09:33

            Indeed they aren’t, being on a lesser scale you’d know that first hand 😛

          • Jedi JJ

            June 5, 2014 at 09:35

            The emperor’s beard is like a face force-field.
            Luckily, because of that, he is immune to your insults.

          • Rincearbiterofhumour

            June 5, 2014 at 09:36

            It also explains why he repels women so well 🙂

          • Jedi JJ

            June 5, 2014 at 09:37

            He’s just filtering out the weak ones, I think.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 5, 2014 at 09:40

            I thought it was my magnetic personality. Oh well, DOUBLE WIN!

          • Rincearbiterofhumour

            June 5, 2014 at 09:40

            LOL 🙂

          • Jedi JJ

            June 5, 2014 at 09:43

            So if your personality is magnetic… If you flip them over, are they attracted to you?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 5, 2014 at 09:45

            Yes, that’s why I hate gymnasts. Can never tell if they’re serious or not.

          • Jedi JJ

            June 5, 2014 at 09:47

            LOL

          • Rincearbiterofhumour

            June 5, 2014 at 09:51

            Yes, and if you stick a slice of buttered bread to that side they spin forever 0-O

          • Jedi JJ

            June 5, 2014 at 09:54

            Your scientific skillz are mad yo

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 5, 2014 at 09:41

            What insults? 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 5, 2014 at 09:37

            Technically correct. Although using a scale of “Awesome”, “Pretty Awesome” & “Really Awesome” isn’t really a negative.

          • Rincearbiterofhumour

            June 5, 2014 at 09:38

            What if you are on a scale of Xbox One, #app #APP #biggerapp ?

          • Rincearbiterofhumour

            June 5, 2014 at 09:27

            Exactly. Look at how well Papers please did!

      • Jedi JJ

        June 5, 2014 at 09:34

        That’s like saying you’ll only read books published by the major companies. I’ve found some gems on the internet. Just takes some sifting.

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    • Rincearbiterofhumour

      June 5, 2014 at 09:18

      What, like all the apps on the Xbox One? HAHAHAHA

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      • Pieter Kruger

        June 5, 2014 at 09:22

        Yes, and as I also said I’ll probably never get any of those apps, nor will I pay for any Indie games either! ????

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        • Rincearbiterofhumour

          June 5, 2014 at 09:29

          Lol. Just teasing. But seriously. you should watch ‘Indie: The Movie’ before saying these guys make games in a day. Games like ‘The Journey’ are better looking than many so called AAA games. As are smaller budget games like Snailboy or Dust: An Elysium Tale.

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    • Spathi

      June 5, 2014 at 09:23

      Well, Star Citizen is a indie game, and that looks absolutely fricken amazing! 😉

      Reply

    • Eric

      June 5, 2014 at 09:23

      Not sure if really naive, or troll

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      • Spathi

        June 5, 2014 at 09:24

        Pieter is the resident Xbot. We love and support him, it surely can’t be easy being a Xbot this generation so he needs it. 😛

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    • Jedi JJ

      June 5, 2014 at 09:31

      I don’t see it as how long it took to make the game. Hell, some of the shittiest games ever took years to make.
      I’m willing to pay what a game is worth in how much I enjoy it, and so far my smiles-to-dollar ratio has been MUCH higher on indie games.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 5, 2014 at 09:41

      I think it takes at least a day and a half to make

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      • Rincearbiterofhumour

        June 5, 2014 at 09:42

        Ya, half a day to make, and a day to trim their beards?

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 5, 2014 at 09:42

          XD

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    • Gavin Mannion

      June 5, 2014 at 10:11

      No it took a day to port from PC to PS4.. the game itself took significantly longer to make

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  9. Rincearbiterofhumour

    June 5, 2014 at 09:15

    Wowza, that’s a ‘Them Hills have eyes’ beard.

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    • Admiral Chief Blackburn

      June 5, 2014 at 09:16

      Looks pasted on with cheap glue

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  10. Jonah Cash

    June 5, 2014 at 09:33

    So from an app article on the Bone to Indie developers praising Sony and the PS4…. Wow how do you not buy a PS4 if you can afford it!!! Don’t wait for the Bone, buy the slim one in 2-3 years… or 1 year when they realise they are pissing people off!!

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  11. Rincearbiterofhumour

    June 5, 2014 at 09:35

  12. Rock789

    June 5, 2014 at 10:36

    Shweet article and awesome to hear that Sony are helping the indies out. I will admit, not all indie games tickle my fancy… But that’s kinda what gaming is – choosing the titles you want to play. I’ve had a ton of fun and entertainment with a lot of great indie titles (Limbo, Braid and, more recently, Outlast are a few that immediately spring to mind). Looking forward to seeing what’s coming next.

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  13. Labey-Kun

    June 5, 2014 at 10:48

    Well the PS4 and Xbox One uses PC-Based Architecture now so I would believe that it will be very easy to port games from pc to consoles now. I’m a Indie developer myself the only problem is Sony’s Indie develop support is so limited to only the main 1st world countries so when they finally give us access I would love to take this challenge on to produce my own game for the PS4 1 day or Port it over.

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  14. HisDivineOrder

    June 5, 2014 at 11:57

    Sony has been awesome to indies. There’s a reason most of them are ignoring Xbox and going Sony only or initially. Microsoft is doing little to woo the indies they originally empowered. Times have changed.

    There’s a new sheriff in town. Them Xbox rascals been done run out of gaming town on the Halo horse they rode in on.

    Elsewhere, PC gaming natives lie in wait with tomahawks to scalp The Xbox Gang. Led by an ex-Microsoft guy turned native sympathizer, old crimes have not been forgotten. They stole their best franchises and developers while promising to deliver ports back, but ended up doing little except predict the demise of PC gaming. The time has come for bloody retribution. Backed by Steam-powered engines and the hands-off leadership of Gabe, the PC Gaming Natives have grown into a power in the region.

    Don’t expect to ever hear from The Xbox Gang again.

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  15. Sovereign

    June 5, 2014 at 20:50

    Glad to see one of them taking indie seriously. Developers will most likely choose the path of least resistance. It is devs that do that, right?

    Reply

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