London, UK – 22.10.2013 – Proteus will be available to download via PSN on October 29th (North America) and October 30th (Europe and Australia) for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as a Cross-Buy title, with a release in Asia following several weeks later.
Ed Key, Curve Digital and Stray Dog Video have produced a Live Action trailer for the game, braving the weather of Cumbria in October to produce something very different to the average game trailer. Designer Ed Key will be premiering both versions of the game and the live action trailer at an event in Leicester Square Odeon on October 28th – press can find attendance details below.
Selected stills from the filming of the trailer, set against some of the most dramatic natural scenery in the UK, can be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/prjw7wm ;or viewed on the Curve Blog.
The PlayStation version of Proteus comes with additional features not found in the PC version, including taking advantage of the Vita’s portability to allow users to generate the games island worlds based on their location in the real world. Players will also be able to effect the environment directly for the first time in the game, giving new depth and immersion into the dreamlike worlds they can explore in game.
Key said: “It’s been exciting working with Curve and Sony to bring Proteus to consoles. Only a few years ago the idea of designers like David and I being able to bring their creations to a console audience would have been a nearly impossible goal. I’m very proud to be able to bring the game across to a brand new audience.”
Proteus has been in development for six months at Curve Studios, the team responsible for developing the PlayStation versions Lone Survivor and Thomas Was Alone earlier this year. It also marks the fourth title in a year published by Curve Digital, the studio’s recently formed publishing arm.
Curve Digital Managing Director, Jason Perkins, commented: “Proteus is something very unlike every other title we’ve worked on so far, and it really is something special. We’ve been working hard to add features to the PlayStation game that enhance the experience without moving away from the exploration, discovery and mystery that Proteus is all about.”
Attending the Proteus Cinema Premiere:
This event runs from 6pm-8pm in Leicester Square Odeon (40 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LP) in London. It is free to attend for press, so if you’d like to come and see the game on the big screen, drop an email to: Rob.Clarke@Curve-Studios.com
Praise for the original Proteus:
“There's a heart-stopping surprise or two for the inquisitive player to discover, and there are several moments of understated theatre that Key seems to guide you to with an invisible hand.” - Eurogamer
“It is magical. There's a beauty in Proteus' unmatched simplicity and it knows it.” - IGN
“In a way, its lack of progression – the absence of skill trees, difficulty levels and save points – works in its favour; you won’t dive back in to mop up the last few achievements, or to climb leaderboards, but simply because you want to play Proteus. Because you want to open your eyes and be up to your waist in seawater, to walk to shore and wander through fields that sing. And that’s an itch only Proteus can scratch.” - Edge
Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. Played in first-person, the primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it. The procedurally generated islands are home to creatures natural and imagined, tranquil valleys and ruins with magical properties.
About Curve Digital
Founded in 2012, Curve Digital publishes original IP and enhanced conversions of popular independent video games. Working with high profile developers such as Jasper Byrne (Lone Survivor) and Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone), Curve Digital helps individuals and small teams bring their games to a larger audience on popular console formats, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Wii-U.