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Indie devs to spice up PlayStation Home

Four games inbound.

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Independent games label Codename has been drafted in by Sony to create new experiences for PlayStation Home.

Four titles are due over the next few months from Codename, which brings together a number of independent developers.

In Duelling Gentlemen, created by Odd Gentleman, players strategize the right moves on a giant stage in Home's Plaza, "to outsmart opponents and win this old-time battle for honour and prestige", says the official blurb (via Kotaku).

Peanut Gallery, winner of the IndieCade 2010 Audience Award, brings Minor Battle, in which two teams run around a cube of four screens to beat each other in a capture-the-flag style platformer.

The wonderfully-named Super Awesome Mountain RPG, created by Codename, is described as a blend of tabletop board games and fantasy RPGs, where players ascend a fantastical mountain in Home's Central Plaza using a custom animated figurine.

And finally, Cogs in 3D multiplayer is a multiplayer version of Lazy8's Steampunk-style game. In Home it'll be a "dynamic public spectacle in the Central Plaza".

"We're thrilled to be partnering with PlayStation Home to create and develop games that step outside the parameters of traditional game development and we're really looking forward to the creative opportunities that lie ahead," said Codename founder Jesse Vigil.

"Our model of pulling together teams of developers and allowing them to make their creative dreams a reality has only one main tenet - any game created for PlayStation Home is graphically and visually entertaining to both play and watch, at the same time."

At the beginning of July Home's service director Jack Buser said PlayStation Home has been "a huge success" for Sony despite scepticism among press and consumers. "The proof is in the pudding," he said.

Home has 14 million registered users, according to Sony.

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