China Hero Project

The China Hero Project is a PlayStation® mentoring and support initiative for China-based developers, helping them create incredible games that reach a global audience.

What is the China Hero Project?

At PlayStation, we want to identify and empower talented and ambitious Chinese development teams by providing development, publishing and marketing support.

Game development support

Our experienced Shanghai-based production team provides best-in-class support for all of our China Hero Project developers. Our partners include Epic Games (Unreal Engine) and CRIWARE for development middleware support, Digital Hearts for QA support, and Vanguard Sound and Sound Machine for audio support, along with additional support on code reviews, recommendations and guidance from the PlayStation team.

Publishing support

In addition to providing funding toward the development of key titles, the China Hero Project provides support in identifying, connecting, and selecting the right publishing partners in Asia and around the world.

Marketing and promotion

China Hero Project developers can also leverage PlayStation marketing teams for promotional support. With the collaborative support of the Sony Interactive Entertainment team, games produced by the China Hero Project can be recognised by more players and business partners around the world.

Games released so far

F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch is a side-scrolling search-action game, featuring arcade-style combat and set in the uniquely designed Torch City. Face dozens of distinct enemy types each with their own weapons and attacks, all working together to bring you down.

ANNO: Mutationem

Welcome to the neon-covered, 2D-meets-3D cyberpunk world of ANNO: Mutationem. In this action-adventure game with RPG elements, you become Ann, a highly-skilled combat-trained lone wolf on a personal mission in a giant metropolis, full of sinister mega-corporations, mysterious fringe groups and creatures more bizarre than words can express.

Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher

Delve deep into the origins of a sinister Chinese legend and unearth the secrets of your past in this atmospheric PlayStation®VR adventure. Explore a nightmarish island shrouded in mystery, survive against enemies using a range of weapons, crack intricate environmental puzzles, and encounter a unique cast of characters.

Animal Force

Assemble your squad of superpowered beasts to save the world from a deadly alien invasion in this action game for PlayStation® VR. Unleash your claws, paws, horns and fangs across huge 3D battlefields in immersive 360° virtual reality – deploying mighty critters to fight waves of other-worldly enemies.

In Nightmare

Follow the story of a traumatised child in this dark fairy tale. As monsters give chase, you'll need to navigate a surreal labyrinth created by your subconscious. With the help of your “dream spirit”, you'll solve intricate puzzles and use the environment to evade your pursuers. Can you confront your fears and awake from your slumber, or will you forever be trapped in the nightmare?

Games currently in production


Convallaria is a new third-person multiplayer online shooter, featuring a unique action experience with a relaxed, bright art style and fast-paced combat. The intricate maps and diverse range of missions will encourage players to linger in the game and explore its huge open world.


Set in the near future, a cutting-edge research institute has been taken over by an AI drone infected with a virus. There is no sign of human survivors and all contact with the outside world has been cut off. As the only survivor, your mission in this third-person stealth action game is to prevent the virus from spreading to the outside world.

China Hero Project FAQs

Any type of game can be selected for the China Hero Project. We're looking for high quality production values, accomplished visual design, playability and narrative. When evaluating games, we mainly refer to a vertical slice build, game design documents, and scrutiny of the company and team submitting the game.

The above information is subject to change without prior notice.

This game/content may not be available in some countries and regions and in some languages.

The above information is subject to change without prior notice.

This game/content may not be available in some countries and regions and in some languages.