Last year at E3, PlayStation announced
PlayLink, a collection of titles aimed at party and family play. All games in the collection would be playable using your mobile phone as a controller, meaning that everyone in the room can easily get involved regardless of the amount of controllers available or their familiarity with console gaming.
To celebrate its first birthday, PlayLink's creators announced a further seven titles to come to the collection in the coming months via the PlayStation Blog
. Here's the trailer:
Claim your title as the jungle VIP in this chimp-tastic title, where you will compete in 18 mini-games including basketball or crazy games of tag.
Play classic card games with a twist! Team up to play unique versions of Poker, Blackjack, Crazy Eights, Rummy and Hearts. Launch attacks and sabotage the other teams.
From the creators of That's You!
and Knowledge is Power
comes the sequel of the latter quiz game. This time around, questions are framed around the pop culture of the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and ’10s.Melbits
is a collaborative puzzle-platformer in which rhythm and co-ordination are key. Play as cute digital creatures as you try to clean up the internet, collecting seeds and dodging viruses.
Based on the popular board game, Ticket to Ride
features simple yet elegant gameplay as you collect train cards and use them to claim railway routes on the map. The longer your route, the more points you will earn, and bonus points go to those who can fulfil a Destination Ticket to connect to a faraway city.
The classic card game UNO
is headed to PlayLink too, allowing you to play against up to three friends locally. You can take advantage of the House Rules to customise your experience, making each game you play unique. WordHunters
will see you face off against friends and family in word-based minigames set in different cities around the world. The developers also hinted at a "deep meta-game" which will extend the experience further.