Wanted: Publisher to Aid in PSN Port

Posted by on October 14th, 2010 | 6 Comments | Tags: ,

Behold: VVVVVV

Terry Cavanagh needs help. No, not of the psychological variety. His new game, VVVVVV, recently won the “Fun and Compelling” award at this year’s IndieCade. Its main gameplay element is that instead of just jumping, you press a button to reverse gravity. This results in your character walking on the ceiling. Terry took this mechanic and ran with it. Well, he ran, jumped, bounced, and teleported the mechanic to places I couldn’t imagine. Really, the game is sickeningly clever. It launched on Steam September 8th for $5. After playing the demo, I e-mailed Terry to see if he has any plans to release VVVVVV on other platforms (namely, as a PSN minis title). He told me that he is just a one man team and while he would like to do the port himself, he would rather be working on something new. The game is really fun and creative, especially if you’re into precision platforming like me. Also, the soundtrack is chiptune genius. In short, I’d like to play VVVVVV on my PSP. The XBLA has so much support for independent developers. We need to let everyone know that there’s a place for the indie projects on the PSN.

So, what publisher out there would like to benefit everyone (themselves, Terry, the PSN, me) by helping to port this to the PlayStation Network?