Sportsfriends, the wonderful compilation of four local-multiplayer-only games (BaraBariBall, Super Pole Riders, Hokra, and Johann Sebastian Joust) is coming to Steam and the Humble Store on 19th December.
Sony has announced the PlayStation Plus games for September 2014.
The future of games, for years now, has been connected. This year's biggest blockbusters - from Titanfall to Watch Dogs to Destiny - are about bringing people together online, weaving players' experiences into one another's in new and pervasive ways.
Sportsfriends, the collection of enhanced versions of such stellar indie games as Johann Sebastian Joust, Super Pole Riders, BaraBariBall, and Hokra is coming to PS4 and PS3 on 7th May for €13.99.
Local multiplayer curio collection Sportsfriends is due this autumn on PS3, PC, Mac and Linux, and I had a chance to catch up with half of its development team at XOXOfest in Portland, Oregon to see how things were shaping up with two of its four games: Johann Sebastian Joust and Super Pole Riders.
At the time of writing, Peter Molyneux's Project Godus, a new god game, has raised £247,044 towards its £450,000 goal on Kickstarter. There are 10 days left to go. Meanwhile, over in Cambridge, Peter's buddy David Braben has raised £699,729 out of £1.25m to make Elite: Dangerous with 24 days left to go. Neither project is guaranteed to be fully funded, but the point is that these grand old men of the British games industry have attracted almost £1 million of support from random people on the internet by promising to return to their roots.
The Sportsfriends featuring Johann Sebastian Joust Kickstarter has reached its funding target with nine hours to spare.
Four local competitive indie games are being bundled together in an anthology called Sportfriends, coming to PS3, PC, Mac and Linux - if the Kickstarter is successful that is.