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  • Thatgamecompany raises $5.5M in funding allowing it to go multi-platform

    Thatgamecompany has raised $5.5 million in funding, which will allow it to start releasing games on platform’d other than Sony, its partner over the last three game releases. Co-founder and creative director Jenova Chen said the funding will allow the future creations to appear on more platforms, now that the release of Journey finished the […]

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  • Journey: Collector's Edition spotted in PlayStation sizzle roll

    A PlayStation sizzle roll video has shown a collector’s edition of Journey is in the works. There’s no more info beside the fleeting mention in the video. Sony’s yet to announced the CE itself, but our guess is it’s a special bundle feature the game, soundtrack a little bit more. Just a hunch. The vanilla […]

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  • Quick quotes - Adults need games with intellectual stimulation, says Jenova Chen

    “They are not good enough for adults. For adults to enjoy something, they need to have intellectual stimulation, something that’s related to real life. Playing poker teaches you how to deceive people, and that’s relevant to real life. A headshot with a sniper rifle is not relevant to real life. Can games make you and […]

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  • Diamante, Pavlovic sign on with thatgamecompany

    Flower and Journey developer thatgamecompany has made two new hires. Vincent Diamante, who worked on Flower and early effort Cloud, has taken on a permanent role as audio director, while Sunni Pavlovic is the new studio manager. The independent company just celebrated its sixth birthday and exited an incubation period inside Sony’s Santa Monica studios. […]

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  • Flower to be featured in Exeter Cathedral service

    As part of a month long focus on nature, Exeter Cathedral will hold a special service this Sunday evening featuring thatgamecompany’s Flower, as demonstrated by GeekDad’s Andy Robertson. Flower is ace, so this seems like a pretty good deal for the congregation. The PlayStation Network exclusive released in 2009, was critically acclaimed, and sold a […]

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  • Chen: Next TGC game "definitely inspired by Journey"

    Thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen has said the studio’s next game will be “inspired” by Journey, indicating it could bring people together in the same way as its last game did.

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  • Chen: PS3 owners more likely to be artistic grown-ups

    Thatgamecompany founder Jenova Chen has said PlayStation games are better suited to a more refined palate. Unsurprisingly, Sony agrees.

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  • Thatgamecompany set to debut new game this year

    The first game from thatgamecompany since the end of its three-game deal with Sony is aiming for a reveal sometime this year, co-founder Jenova Chen has told VG247, with a decision on its publisher “in the next month”.

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  • The Unfinished Swan: Dallas and Chen on PSN indie dev

    Giant Sparrow’s The Unfinished Swan continues Sony and PSN’s support for the artistic indie. Johnny Cullen talks to creative director Ian Dallas and thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen.

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  • Journey soundtrack topped iTunes charts globally

    According to thatgamecompany, Austin Wintory’s amazing Journey score last week hit the top ten album charts in Japan, Canada and Spain, and the soundtrack charts in over 20 countries, including eight number ones. The soundtrack album includes 18 tracks and is available for purchase here. Thanks, RipTen.

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  • Once upon a time: how Journey nearly became an MMO

    Journey took the path less traveled on its way to becoming a bestselling adventure. Nathan Grayson sojourns with thatgamecompany’s Jenova Chen and Robin Hunicke.

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  • Thatgamecompany's Robin Hunicke joins Tiny Speck

    Journey producer Robin Hunicke has announced her departure from thatgamecompany, the developer’s second high profile departure today.

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  • Journey "fastest-selling PSN game ever released"

    Sony and thatgamecompany have announced Journey has “officially broken PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store sales records,” by surpassing all games ever released on PSN to become the fastest-selling game ever released in both the US and European regions. No figures were provided. It was also announced the soundtrack would be released through the PS Store […]

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  • New journey: Kellee Santiago leaves thatgamecompany

    Thatgamecompany co-founder and co-president Kellee Santiago has confirmed to Gamasutra she has left the studio, as development on its new game kicks off.

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  • Journey playtesters kept offing each other

    Thatgamecompany’s Robin Hunicke got very down on humanity while prototyping co-operative adventure Journey.

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  • Journey devs launch new studio, remake IGF finalist

    Two members of the team behind fl0w, Flower and Journey have teamed up to launch a new developer.

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  • My name is [REDACTED]: Journey's magical online play

    Now Journey has launched in Europe, gamers will witness one of the best experiences of this generation. As Johnny Cullen explains, the game is at its most charming online.

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  • Thatgamecompany "very lucky" to sign with Sony

    Thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen has said the studio got “very lucky” by signing with Sony.

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  • PSA: Journey goes live today for all EU PSN members

    After a week-long Plus exclusivity period and a release in the US overnight, Journey finally releases on the European PlayStation Store for all PSN members. The thatgamecompany effort, the third and final title under a three-game exclusivity deal with Sony, is pretty much a must buy. Words beyond utter incredible don’t do it justice, so […]

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  • Journey launch trailer welcomes this week's release

    Although PlayStation Plus subscribers can already grab Journey, the gorgeous adventure officially arrives this week. Check out the gentle trailer and decided which shooter you’ll be skipping to wander the sands.

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