Sony: Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack "one of the Vita's best-selling titles"

At this year's PlayStation Network Pub Fund Pub Crawl at the 2012 GDC, new Senior Director of Digital Platforms for PlayStation Jack Buser spoke at length about the publisher's commitment to supporting independent development on PlayStation platforms. Buser cited the Pub Fund as an example of Sony's commitment, which has shepherded a number of indie titles to market by granting funds to developers to complete their games. Generally, there hasn't been much word of those titles successes from a sales perspective, as Sony seems more content to have them on the PlayStation platform.

At this year's PlayStation Network Pub Fund Pub Crawl at the 2012 GDC, new Senior Director of Digital Platforms for PlayStation Jack Buser spoke at length about the publisher's commitment to supporting independent development on PlayStation platforms. Buser cited the Pub Fund as an example of Sony's commitment, which has shepherded a number of indie titles to market by granting funds to developers to complete their games. Generally, there hasn't been much word of those titles successes from a sales perspective, as Sony seems more content to have them on the PlayStation platform.

Tuesday night, however, Buser mentioned that one Pub Fund alumnus has done particularly well of late: 'Mutant Blobs' developer Drinkbox Studios. "The original Tales from Space: About a Blob was self-published, but because we actually financially supported Drinkbox, this allowed them to bring [that] experience to market." Drinkbox Studios used that experience to develop and self-publish Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack on the Vita in February. "[That Mutant Blobs Attack] was a launch title, in and of itself, is amazing," Buser said, "but it's also gone on to be one of the best-selling Vita games overall. It's right up there with the major publishers, in terms of sales."

Buser was quick to reiterate that Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack was not itself a Pub Fund title. "But it's a testament to the power of the PlayStation Network," he said, "and the programs we've set in place to allow developers to do amazing things."

Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is currently the highest-rated Vita-specific title on Metacritic, with an aggregate score of 86, and the second highest-reviewed title for the platform overall. Our Managing Editor Justin McElroy gave it a 9 out of 10.

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