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Journey score gets Grammy nomination

By Steve Watts, Dec 06, 2012 8:15am PST

Journey has become the first video game score nominated for a Grammy award, in the category, "Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media."


"nice to see them get some recognition, it's a great score, I listen to it all the time."

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Journey dev on going beyond 'just people that have a PlayStation 3'

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 27, 2012 11:00am PDT

While thatgamecompany's three game deal with Sony produced three financial and critical successes, studio co-founder Jenova Chen admits that platform exclusivity was something that held them back from their true aspirations.


"Absolutely true. From what I hear the studio basically disintegrated."

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Interview: Jenova Chen looks back at Journey

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2012 9:00am PDT

We take a look back at Journey's creative process and surprising responses with thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen.


"Nice article for a great game. I didn't know a collector's edition was coming out till now."

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Journey devs made a multiplayer zombie shooter

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 19, 2012 11:45am PDT

Indie dev thatgamecompany is beloved for its unique game designs. From flOw to Journey, the studio has surprised gamers by offering something truly unique. So... why did they make a multiplayer zombie shooter?


Journey Collector's Edition coming August 28th for $30

By Steve Watts, Jun 25, 2012 11:00am PDT

The Journey: Collector's Edition will hit retail discs on August 28 for $29.99. Developer thatgamecompany revealed the details, along with a full list of extras we can expect from the package.


Journey Collector's Edition extras detailed

By Steve Watts, Jun 22, 2012 2:00pm PDT

An ad has revealed the Journey Collector's Edition will include extras like mini-games, documentaries, and all three soundtracks.


Journey dev going multiplatform

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 14, 2012 11:30am PDT

thatgamecompany, developer of flOw, Flower, and Journey, is no longer a PlayStation-exclusive studio. With the studio's three game contract with Sony now over, the company has confirmed plans to expand into a multiplatform studio.


"I think these guys could do some great stuff with the Wii U. They're quite imaginative."

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Thatgamecompany executive producer also departs

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 29, 2012 3:45pm PDT

In addition to the departure of studio co-founder Kellee Santiago, executive producer Robin Hunicke has also announced she's leaving thatgamecompany.


"I don't understand why Glitch is trying to recruit so many industry luminaries when it's ..."

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Journey becomes PSN's fastest-selling game

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 29, 2012 1:30pm PDT

thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen announced that thatgamecompany's third game has become "the fast-selling game ever released in the SCEA region on the PlayStation Network."


"Yeah I played through it in one sitting and it was pretty fun and well worth my money. I also ..."

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Thatgamecompany co-founder Kellee Santiago leaves

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2012 9:00am PDT

Thatgamecompany co-founder and president Kellee Santiago is leaving the developer responsible for Journey, Flower and flOw. With Journey released and TGC starting a new project, she's off to sow her knowledge in new pastures.


The 2D top-down prototypes of Journey

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 19, 2012 12:00pm PDT

But what would Journey look like without its current graphical sheen? At Game Developers Conference, designer Jenova Chen gave us a look at Journey's earliest 2D prototypes.


Journey review

By Steve Watts, Mar 07, 2012 1:00pm PST

Journey has launched for PlayStation Plus users, and will hit the PlayStation Store next week. Is $15 worth the trip? (Spoiler: Yes.)


"I loved it, I played it last night and had an incredible experience, and I played it with ..."

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Journey dev considered forest, city settings

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2012 12:45pm PST

Journey creative director Jenova Chen shares the reasons behind the setting, game length, and why it won't receive a sequel.


"A 3D movie ticket can be $15+ depending on the theater. And they don't let you back in to watch ..."

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Journey releases March 6 for PlayStation Plus members

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 02, 2012 12:30pm PST

Journey will be available March 13th for the masses, but Sony has announced that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to glide through the desert one week early.


"This is another game which makes me want a PS3. At some point I'm just going to crack and buy ..."

- Gwyndion see all 5 comments

Journey dev negotiating 'beyond just PlayStation'

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 27, 2012 1:00pm PST

Developer Jenova Chen from thatgamecompany explains how game design constraints caused by technical limitations often spur the creation of more elegant solutions.


"Excellent news. TGC coming back to PC would make me very happy."

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