Devolver Digital Showcases its "Indie Games Roster of Awesomeness"
If you tuned into the Sony E3 Press Conference on Monday, you may have noticed a brief section midway through that highlighted a few indie games being published by Devolver Digital. Four of those games are part of Devolver Digital's "Indie Games Roster of Awesomeness": the previously announced Broforce (from Free Lives) and Not A Hero (from Roll7), along with newcomers The Talos Principle (from Croteam) and Titan Souls (from Acid Nerve). The fifth game in Sony's presentation was Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (from Dennaton Games), but for some reason was not listed as part of "Indie Games Roster of Awesomeness" – its absence must be a mistake.
The Talos Principle is a "philosophical first-person puzzle game [where] players are tasked with solving a series of increasingly difficult series of complex puzzles woven into a metaphysical parable about intelligence and meaning in an inevitably doomed world." The game is being developed by Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam series, and is built on Croteam's Serious Engine 4, which allows the studio to "scan real world locations and historical elements into the game world." There will be more than 120 immersive puzzles and a story written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (Infinite Ocean).
Titan Souls started out as a Ludum Dare 28 entry with a theme of "You Only Get One." It's a top-down, open-world action game where you take on giant titans with but a single arrow at your disposal. Each titan dies with one hit to their weakspot, but hitting it will take impeccable timing and agility. It's basically a top-down Shadow of the Colossus with the difficulty and learning curve of Dark Souls. You can play the original game here, which features four titans. Presumably this full game will feature a lot more, though no exact number has been provided.
The Talos Principle is coming to PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) and PlayStation 4 in Q3 2014. Titan Souls is coming to PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita in Q1 2015. Broforce is currently on Steam Early Access for Windows and Mac, with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions currently in development and being shown at E3. Not A Hero is coming to PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita later this Summer. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is coming to PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita later this year. It's great to see publisher Devolver Digital helping indie developers to get their games on Steam and PSN.
Source: Press Release