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Murasaki Baby is the new game from Ovosonico

21 Aug

 

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Few months ago we report you about Ovosonico, the Italian indie developer founded by former Suda51′s Grasshopper Manifacture director Massimo Guarini, signing an exclusive contract with Sony, to bring (at least) a new IP to one of the PlayStation platforms.

Now, after yesterday’s Sony conference at Gamescom 2013, we’re able to tell you that the new game from Ovosonico is called Murasaki Baby. The title, that seems belonging directly to one of the creepiest Tim Burton’s dreams, is a very unique platformer for PS Vita.

Guarini himself defines the game as “utterly original, deeply emotional adventure taking place in one of the most insanely grotesque and fantastic worlds that human mind has ever conceived”, and we easely agree with that.

The game also seems to make great use of both Vita’s touch screens.

murasaki babymurasaki babyBut to really enter the unique atmosphere of the game you need to watch the official trailer, unveiled yesterday at Cologne. Enjoy!

 

 

Sony UK teases something about a new Ovosonico IP (?)

21 Mar

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Just few days ago we told you about Ovosonico signing with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe, to work together on a new intellectual property.

Today we report a strange thing teased by Sony UK on their Facebook page. Indeed they posted a weird red mechanical egg (picture above) just saying “It’s coming…”.

It could be everything, even a new Iron Man game as far as we know…but why we suppose it is something related to Ovosonico? Simply because Massimo Guarini (founder of Ovosonico) shared the news about the egg on his Facebook profile and on Ovosonico’s official page.

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Obviously this is just a rumor, but it could say that the announcement of the new IP from the Italian indie studio is coming soon. Stay tuned.

 

Ovosonico signs with Sony

19 Mar

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Today Ovosonico, an italian independent game studio founded last year by Massimo Guarini, specialized in IP Creation by designing and developing original, unconventional and artistically crafted video games characterized by a strong sense of authorship, signed a partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe. SCE WWSE will be working together with Ovosonico on a new (not-yet-revealed) intellectual property.

These are words from Massimo Guarini, founder and CEO at Ovosonico, known to be a former Suda51’s Grasshopper Manifacture director:

“There has never been a better time to contribute to the growth of the video games industry. Ovosonico aims to challenge convention, to push the boundaries further and expand our medium by delivering innovative, emotionally engaging games that deeply resonate with people.
SCE Worldwide Studios Europe understands our vision and we are thrilled to partner with them. We strongly feel that they are the perfect partner for us.”

On the counterpart, Michael Denny, Senior Vice President at Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe, said:

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with such an innovative new studio as Ovosonico. It is through working with creative minds such as Massimo Guarini that ensures that the best exclusive games are only available on PlayStation and we firmly believe that this relationship will result in something special. This is the first studio we have worked with in Italy and due to the growing talent in this country; we believe the first of many.”

We are really excited about this announcement, because Guarini worked on Grasshopper Manifacture’s Shadows of the Damned as director, and we know that Suda always chooses the people to work with very wisely. By the way, we’re not very surprised about this partnership…because we had some sort of feeling when last February we saw this tweet:

So, can we expect a new IP on the upcoming PlayStation 4? We’ll see, stay tuned.

***UPDATE March 21 2013***

Sony UK teased a strange mechanic egg that seems to be the CG version of Ovosonico logo.