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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Genre: Casual
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Die Gute Fabrik
Release Date: May 6, 2014

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'Sportsfriends' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. PST

Sportsfriends is a game package featuring four highly addictive sports-themed party games developed by some of the greatest indie minds in the industry.

Curated by renowned innovator and independent developer, Doug Wilson of Die Gute Fabrik, Sportsfriends focuses on local multiplayer and clever, minimalist gameplay mechanics and design. This announcement further demonstrates PSN's strong commitment to provide fun, high-quality game experiences that cannot be found on any other video game platform.

In addition to the back-end financial support from Pub Fund, SCEA’s program that supports platform-defining content being self-published by indie developers on PSN, the Sportsfriends designers are crowdsourcing additional front-end financing through Kickstarter, a funding platform for grassroots, creative projects. Their goal is to create both PS3 and PC versions of their games that encourage hyper-local, collaborative gameplay. Financial backers that pledge $15 or more will receive copies of the game upon release.

Visit Sportsfriends Kickstarter campaign to pledge to support the development of these games.


Sportsfriends will contain expanded, improved versions of each of the four award-winning, internationally celebrated games.

  • Johann Sebastian Joust, a no-graphics, PlayStation Move-enabled, physical- dueling game set to the tempo of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Produced by Doug Wilson. 
  • BaraBariBall, a fast-paced two-to-four player competitive sports/fighting game where a team’s mission is to dunk a ball into the opposing team’s goal. Produced by Noah Sasso. 
  • Hokra, a soccer-inspired four-player game where teams of two must maneuver a ball into their respective goals.. Produced by Ramiro Corbetta.
  • Super Pole Riders, a hilarious competitive pole-vaulting polo game for two to four players. Produced by Bennett Foddy.

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