Critically acclaimed indie hit makes its way to PlayStation 4
UKIYO Publishing, the London-based independent video game publisher, is delighted to announce its first project, Expand, is available today on PlayStation 4 in Europe and United States. The Expand and Soundtrack Bundle can be purchased via the PlayStation Store for £7.99.
Expand will take PS4 players through a labyrinth of rotating, expanding and twisting gameplay in the first project from the London-based indie publisher, who has now launched its official website at www.ukiyo-publishing.com. Founded at the beginning of 2017, UKIYO Publishing has a combined experience of over ten years in the video games industry, offering its proficiency in porting and publishing indie games to Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo platforms. BlitWorks, a specialist in game porting delivering the highest quality, assisted in the execution of transporting Expand from Steam to PlayStation 4.
“Bringing a well revered game to PS4 as our first project is an honour,” said Martin Hann, Co-Owner of UKIYO Publishing. “Working with developers Chris Johnson and Chris Larkin has been a pleasure and we’re delighted to port such a gem. Expand offers something a bit different on the PS4 store and allows players to confront tricky gameplay in a meditative state.”
“UKIYO has done a great job in taking our beloved game and launching on a new platform, bringing it to a new audience,” said Chris Johnson, developer of Expand. “They understand what it takes to acquire a game from one platform to publishing on another, whilst making the whole process effortless. We’re excited to see how Expand performs globally on the PS4.”
Originally released on Steam in 2015 by Chris Johnson and Chris Larkin, Expand met with critical acclaim as the 2D minimalist game challenging players to lead a pink square through a labyrinth that constantly rotates, unfolds and expands with the intent to disorientate and harm you.
A world set in five stages, Expand offers an atmospheric experience of exploration, discovery and introspection through gameplay and compelling soundtrack designed to immerse you deeply into its allegorical themes.
Expand on PlayStation 4 offers extras with PlayStation Trophies, a Bundle package with the game’s soundtrack and new language support in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).