Released for PlayStation 4 on 18 January, Ruckus Rumble is the first PlayStation 4 title in the world created by students, according to Swedish game development educator PlaygroundSquad.
In Ruckus Rumble, 2-4 players compete against each other with swords, shields and a unique set of versatile abilities in local PVP (player vs. player) battles, which means everyone is playing in front of the same screen.
Ruckus Rumble was created by students at PlaygroundSquad in Falun, Sweden. PlaygroundSquad is part of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s unique academic game development program, PlayStation First, which provides educational partners with access to PlayStation development hardware and the opportunity to publish on the PlayStation Network (PSN).
Check out the gameplay video:
“What better calling card is there for any young game developer than to show off their first game published on PlayStation?” says Sony Interactive Entertainment senior academic development manager Luke Savage. “PlayStation First is all about inspiring the next wave of talented developers, and Ruckus Rumble is a great showcase of what students at PlaygroundSquad are capable of.”
Founded in 2000, Falun-based PlaygroundSquad offers a two-year higher vocational education in Sweden and the UK to put students in the fast-lane towards the game industry.
Learn more about PlaygroundSquad at playgroundsquad.com.
About PlayStation First
PlayStation First offers Universities and technical colleges interested in creating videogames and digital entertainment platform-specific licences to PlayStation development tools (“dev kits”), providing access to the full PlayStation software (“SDK”) and development hardware for teaching purposes in computer engineering, programming and software development as well as game design.
Learn more about the PlayStation First program here.