PSU wants you to help develop our first video game
- Posted April 1st, 2011 at 15:46 EDT by Adam Dolge
- 9 Comments
Have you ever dreamed of creating the next great video game? Do you stay awake all night sketching environments or writing the dialogue for the next greatest cast of characters? Well, PSU wants you to join us in creating our first ever video game.
If you are a faithful PSU community member, you likely remember that we recently received a new investment to enhance our website. Since then we’ve worked behind the scenes to make small changes—just look at the new skin or check out our video reviews for evidence. These changes are small, but over time we plan to roll out some major additions.
Perhaps the most exciting part of this new investment is the addition of a small, independent game development team. This new division, PSU Studios, recently signed on with a major partner to publisher PlayStation Minis. We cannot reveal the publisher at this time under our current contract, but rest assured this company generously collaborates through its partners program.
PSU Studios is just getting off the ground, and while we currently have three programmers and one art director slated to create our first Mini, we are looking to our faithful community for some help. We are unfortunately not able to offer any new salary positions—the investment isn’t that substantial, sorry—but we are encouraging anyone with video game development talents or ideas to work with us as we create our very first game.
We have an absolutely clean slate, so we welcome any ideas to get this project started. There are a few parameters:
* Remember, this is a PS Mini, so it should be simple
* We want our first game accessible to all, so we’d prefer an E rating
* We are looking for a quirky platformer, but try to push the boundaries a bit
*We literally have four guys working on this game, so again, keep it simple but worth a $2 download
Thank you in advance for all those who help us create the next must-have PS Mini. You can post your ideas in this forum thread. We plan to start development in the next few weeks, so the sooner you can share your ideas the better.
- 9:39am EDT - April 1st, 2011
I'm going to the link i betch it's a april fools joke.
- 9:54am EDT - April 1st, 2011
12pm has passed.. if this isn't real then PSU need to do their research.. i'm betting it's real though.
- 10:01am EDT - April 1st, 2011
Try it out dave to be sure.
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- 12:19pm EDT - April 1st, 2011
I just want to say congrats to PSU for establishing PSU Studios, lets hope its the start of something special (and not an april fools)...
- 12:43pm EDT - April 1st, 2011
this better not be april fools joke cause i just got out my game idea book to share my ideas with you guys.
- 3:18pm EDT - April 1st, 2011
i dont have any real suggestions but i think its pretty sweet you guys are making your own game.
- 11:03pm EDT - April 1st, 2011
Yal should make a game that kills off the spammers on this site.
- 7:33am EDT - April 2nd, 2011
make a game that you can build your own maps just like counter strike it would be awesome
- 4:14pm EDT - April 2nd, 2011
ounds Really cool guys
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