There are plenty of young, talented developers out there who don’t quite get the exposure they deserve. Sometimes it’s tough to get noticed without a big name, but thanks to Grasshopper Manufacture, five submissions from its Game Campus Festa student development program will soon be playable on the Vita.
As a collaborative effort between Grasshopper Manufacture and many game development schools in Japan, Game Campus Festa is about getting creation tools into the eager hands of students. The developer of bizarre titles like Shadows of the Damned and No More Heroes gave PlayStation Vita development kits to the institutions, where the students got into specific groups and developed original concepts for games. Ideas were submitted last June, but development took place from September to February.
The final five projects include Uni Uni Union (puzzle action), Eledive (puzzle action), Octalide (action), Volt (puzzle action) and Mou, Sou Suru Shika Nai!! (puzzle). Every title can be downloaded on June 21, but if you’d like a taste of what you’re getting into now, visit the Game Campus Festa Play Community site for a few videos.