MADRID, October 4th. Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain is excited to announce the Q4 line-up of PlayStation® Talents, an initiative with which Sony is helping to grow and shape the Spanish indie scene. Launched in 2015, the PlayStation® Talents program aims to unify all the initiatives put together by the local Spanish branch in order to develop the Spanish local games industry.
The goal of the PlayStation® Talents program is to support the local industry, as well as to create video games fully developed in Spain to be sold around the globe, with a wide array of initiatives: from educational projects (PlayStation® Future Talents and PlayStation® First) to business incubators (PlayStation® Games Camp in Madrid, Sevilla, Bilbao, Valencia, Málaga, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), alliances with well-established local studios to export their games overseas, and the PlayStation Awards for the best independent games of the year. Games such as Dogchild or Invizimals, to name just two, were part of these initiatives by PlayStation® Spain. Check below for more details about the PlayStation® Talents program.
PlayStation® Talents will close its 2018 season with the launch of several games developed in their PlayStation® Games Camps. Intruders: Hide and Seek, Melbits World, and Anyone’s Diary will be released on PS4™ within the next months. Find a detailed list of the PS Talents Q4 line-up below. Ask us for your key to check them out!
MELBITS WORLD – PLAYLINK™
Release date: November 14
Have you ever heard of the Melbits? They are tiny, adorable creatures who live on the Internet – they are the good part of the net, while the viruses are the bad one. Now they need your help: you have to guide them and their family to safety! Use your smartphones and your PS4™ to guide a group Melbits to the next stage by using coordination and rhythm. The game uses PlayLink™ technology so everyone in the room can play with their phone or tablet. Every level will surprise you with new challenges and interactions! Besides that, players can use the Melbits stored in their Melbits user account to play with them in the game…
Melbits World offers unique cooperative gameplay that blends physical and digital play allowing the whole family to play together. You can also breed them with the app Melbit Maker (coming soon to Google Play and the App Store) and play the game with your very own Melbits! Melbits World won the Best Game of the Year award in the 2017 PlayStation Talents Awards.
INTRUDERS: HIDE AND SEEK – PLAYSTATION®VR
Release date: November (exact date and price TBC)
Intruders: Hide and Seek puts you in the boots of a little boy who has to save his family after a group of strangers breaks into their home. Imagine you are a little boy enjoying some days off with your family in your country house when, all of a sudden, three intruders break into your house and take your family as hostages. But they don’t know that you are inside the house: will you be able to save your loved ones before it is too late? You’ll have to sneak around the house while surviving to your worst nightmare. This award-winning horror VR game from Tessera Studios will push players to sneak their way out of the main character’s worst nightmare while they have to make choices to stay away from the villains.
Intruders won two awards at the PlayStation® Talents Awards, including the Best Game of The Year, and the Titanium Award to the Best Student Game of the Fun & Serious Game Festival in 2016.
Other PlayStation® Talents that will be out in the upcoming months include:
ABOUT TESSERA STUDIOS
We are a young, passionate about video games studio formed in Madrid in 2016. It all started as a student project but it has become a dream come true. We are currently working on Intruders: Hide and Seek, our first video game for PlayStation® VR. We aim to show the world our unique take on video games through the use of new technologies.
ABOUT INTRUDERS: HIDE AND SEEK
Intruders is a VR experience with sneak mechanics where the player controls Ben, a 13 year old child, who is living his worst nightmare…
Imagine you are a little boy enjoying some days off with your family in your country house when, all of a sudden, three intruders break into your house and take your family as hostages. But they don’t know that you are inside the house: will you be able to save your loved ones before it is too late? You’ll have to sneak around the house while surviving to your worst nightmare.
Intruders: Hide and Seek won the Best Student Project at the 2016 edition of the Fun & Serious Festival. The game also got the Press award and the Best Game of the Year at the PlayStation® Talents 2016 awards.
Melbot is an entertainment startup founded in 2017 by David Montero and Ivan Expósito. Both come from top tier agencies in the Industrial Design and Videogames sectors, and after working in projects for several Fortune 50 companies and being creative souls, they decided to start their journey to create entertainment products in their own terms.
Their vision was to blend the digital and physical worlds to create transmedia products and franchises that use technology in a magic way, with the noble intention of just making people have a good time.
Melbot has put together a strong trans-disciplinary team with its focus on designing and developing products that always have a rich narrative, an outstanding execution quality and a versatile scalability.
ABOUT MELBITS WORLD
Use your smartphones and your PS4™ to safely guide a group Melbits to the next stage, by using coordination and rhythm. The game uses Playlink™ technology so everyone in the room can play with their phone. Every level will surprise you with new challenges and interactions! Besides that, players can use the Melbits stored in their Melbits user account to play with them in the game!
ABOUT PLAYSTATION® TALENTS
Launched in 2015 by Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain, the PlayStation® Talents program aims to unify all the initiatives put together by the Spanish local branch in order to develop the Spanish creativity. The goal of the PlayStation Talents program is to support the local industry as well as to create video games fully developed in Spain to be sold around the globe. The PlayStation Talents program is formed by:
Two educational areas: PlayStation® Futuros Talentos and PlayStation® First
The PlayStation® Awards, aimed at independent studios.
PlayStation® Games Camp, a business incubator that is present in Madrid, Sevilla, Bilbao, Valencia, Málaga and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
PlayStation® Alianzas, where different projects with well-known local studios that have been sold overseas come together.
More information at: http://www.playstationtalents.es/
ABOUT SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Recognised as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has delivered innovation to the market since the launch of the original PlayStation in Japan in 1994.
The PlayStation family of products and services include PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®3, PlayStation™Store, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, PlayStation™Vue, and acclaimed PlayStation software titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation and has global functions in California, London and Tokyo.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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