Proteus is the game that people complained about. "It's not a game," said silly people. "Who cares," said cool people — myself included of course — who just enjoyed the experience of Proteus. Gaming as a vacation. Gaming as exploration. Gaming as whatever the hell it wants to be. It's actually one of my favourite games of 2013 so far. And now, similar to Hotline Miami, Sony is bringing it to the PS3 and the PS Vita.
I support this idea. Big time. I love Sony's new Indie friendly direction, and I love the idea of being able to play these games on the move. For the longest time my Vita gathered dust, but I rescued in last week, charged it up. Went through the painful process of updating the firmware, fixing my credit card details, etc. Now my Vita is a Hotline Miami machine. It's a Thomas Was Alone machine. Very soon I expect it will be a Proteus machine — a perfectly portable and accessible way of playing some of the best most innovative games the PC indie space has to offer.
I hope this is just the beginning of something. I have a troubled past with my PS Vita, and I love its reinvention as a portable indie games machine. Long may it continue.
No word on a release date — we'll update as soon as we hear something concrete.