Developing Games for the New PSPgo

Sony "Go"es for Apple's Game

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The game site, Develop, has a long piece on Sony's new handheld game system, the PSPgo,  The Go is Sony's attempt at a sort of iPhone killer, though the company reportedly doesn't like the comparison.  The Go isn't a phone, but it's taking aim at fast, downloadable app-like games.  And it's making a big play for indie developers, by trying to make it easy to create and distribute titles for the platform.

So here’s the thing:   between the iPhone and Go, we’re witnessing the rise of a new golden age for homebrew game development.  The last time this happened was with computer games in the 1980s.  That revolution spawned some of the biggest developers and franchises today – from Will Wright and his various Sims to id Software and the first person shooters.   It’s not a matter of if there will be a Doom for the handheld generation, it’s when.  With the October release of the PSPgo, the race is going to get a lot more interesting. 

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