Jasper Byrne of Superflat Games has let loose that his PC game, Lone Survivor, is going to be ported to both the PS3 and PS Vita. He also went on to say that he has abandoned his current project because it was too much work to be done by only one person. While half of this news is kind of sad, the other half is very good news for anyone who likes stellar indie titles.
Lone Survivor is a very particular title. The whole thing revolves around the fact that you have woken up from a nap, and you have no idea what is going on. You realize that there is a zombie apocalypse situation going on, but outside of that, you forgot everything you had been doing before the game begins. As you play Lone Survivor, you have to survive as well as figure out just exactly who you are, and what is going on. It is heavy on dialogue and sometimes you don’t know exactly what to do, but it’s one of those games that proves indie developers are the only good survival horror developers out there.
As far as what Jasper had to say about all this, here are some quotes.
“It’ll be re-coded from scratch by Curve Studios in London, creators of a number of great PS3 games like Fluidity, Hydroventure and Explodemon. It’ll be super-smooth running, and better yet (for my European cousins, at least) the plan is to include translations into French and German,”
“I’m greatly looking forward to this, as it’s been a dream of mine since childhood to release a game on console, and especially the Sony ones as I love what they do most of all. Lone Survivor was designed as a console game (in my head, anyway).”
No news on when we can expect the port, but that doesn’t take away from the news. I have played Lone Survivor on my Mac, and if set at a good price, this will be a “must buy” for PS Vita owners and certain PS3 users.