02-05-2012 01:59 PM - edited 02-05-2012 02:09 PM
The Unfinished Swan
Sony has entered into a three game deal with indie studio Giant Sparrow that’ll see it bring its next few titles as PlayStation Network exclusives, beginning with the release of The Unfinished Swan.
Giant Sparrow’s The Unfinished Swan will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment, the company’s announced. The Unfinished Swan is the first of a three-game deal between developer and publisher, with the former now set up within Sony Santa Monica.
First shown in 2008, The Unfinished Swan will see players take control of a young boy who must find his way through a mainly white world at first by using splodges of black paint that’ll reveal more of the word as its coloured in. Move will also play a key part of the game.
Giant Sparrow co-founder and creative director Ian Dallas told VG247 in an interview on Monday evening its three game publishing deal with Sony was “extremely similar” to the offer given to thatgamecompany for its partnership on Flow, Flower and Journey.
“I had shown the game off at a festival in Tokyo called the Sense of Wondernight,” said Dallas, referring to how the offer from Sony came about.
“And I think what I’d heard was that Sony seen that video online and then shortly after called me up and said, ‘hey do you want to come over for coffee?’ They’re like ten miles away from where I was going to school.
“So we met up and started talking and they were interested in potentially publishing the game, which was exciting but also a little bit scary because at the time, I didn’t know what the game was. And then after a couple of months of just thinking about the game and trying some more prototypes, I finally figured out what the game was.
“Once I knew that, then we could start talking about how many people it would take, how long, the kind of things you need to put in a contract.”
Watch for a full feature on our chat with Ian Dallas and thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen in the coming days.
on 03-05-2012 12:24 AM
on 03-05-2012 08:01 AM
Indie games are all good my friend ;Thumbs: Not all games need guns in them
Totally mate. It's the Indie devs that attempt to keep the gaming world fresh and interesting. Without them, the whole world would be a sea of brown muddy textures !
03-05-2012 11:51 AM - edited 03-05-2012 11:54 AM
Cmon people, you should know by now not to get your hopes up when sony announce that they are going to make a "big announcement"
That's the media, they're the ones after the attention and hits on their website, not Sony.
But it kind of is a big announcement though, same as thatgamecompany and their 3 game exclusive deal (flOw, Flower and Journey) and look how successful they was.
Just because its not your taste in games (which to be fair you haven't even played the first game, nor seen anything about the other 2 yet :xRolleyes), it doesn't mean its not a big deal. Which to Giant Sparrow it is ThisisHUGEtoanIndiedeveloper, andthegamingindustry
But I guess your all happy playing your bang bang games and not trying something totally different, refreshing and unique..
EDIT: Also don't forget E3 is only a month away
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