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Thatgamecompany's next project is 'years' away, says departing dev

The next thatgamecompany project won't see the light of day for "years," according to Asher Vollmer, who announced he's left the developer. In a blog post, Vollmer said he left the Flower and Journey studio because focusing on his work forced him to neglect his own game ideas, a feeling exacerbated...

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April Fools: Journey gets a trailer for Rocket Death Match DLC

thatgamecompany is probably the last group of folks we expect these shenanigans from; They're always so artsy and sincere! But there must be a few yuksters around Sony's studio in Santa Monica, because the studio created this faux trailer for April Fool's Day, threatening to invade the serene lan...

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Journey sweeps Game Developers Choice Awards, wins 6 of 11

Journey and thatgamecompany claimed six of the 11 total prizes at the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony during GDC 2013 tonight: the Game of the Year Award, Best Audio, Best Game Design, Best Visual Arts, Best Downloadable Game and the Innovation Award. We have to say, the GDCA has good taste....

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thatinterview with thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen

In a relatively quiet, upstairs nook of the rain-soaked Palmer Events Center in Austin, TX, thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen and I sat down to discuss Journey, his company's future and his thoughts on free-to-play business models, among other things. For Chen, 2012 was an auspicious year. Jou...

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Journey, Dishonored and The Room win big with BAFTA game awards

Journey took top honours at this year's BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) game awards, with five different gongs going to thatgamecompany for Artistic Achievement, Audio Achievement, Best Online Multiplayer, Best Game Design, and Best Original Music. The Unfinished Swan picked up...

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Let Austin Wintory guide you through Journey's soundtrack

We absolutely adore the soundtrack to Journey, but going through the complete score with composer Austin Wintory's commentary proves that guy experiences music on a level we'll never understand....

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Journey, Walking Dead, Far Cry 3 lead BAFTA 2013 nominations

Journey scooped eight nominations in the British Academy of Film and Television's Games Awards this year. As if it hadn't won enough of the like, thatgamecompany's PS3 odyssey is a contender for BAFTA's Best Game award, competing with Dishonored, FIFA 13, Mass Effect 3, Far Cry 3, and The Walking D...

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Journey bankrupted the studio, next game to be multiplatform, Chen says

Developing Journey cost thatgamecompany a lot of time, talent and all of its money, creator Jenova Chen said during his DICE 2013 address. Journey bankrupted thatgamecompany; Chen began its development in 2006 and the studio eventually received two extensions from Sony so the team could perfect the...

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Journey soundtrack loses Grammy to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Austin Wintory's composition of thatgamecompany's Journey soundtrack earned him a Grammy nomination in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category, an accomplishment Wintory was shocked to achieve. It marked the first time a full video game score was recognized by the Academy, following Chr...

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Journey makes its way to No. 1 on PSN charts for December

Journey is a pretty fantastic game. Not only do we completely agree with this sentiment, but US PSN players do too – Journey topped the PSN sales charts in December, beating out Mass Effect, Far Cry 3, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and The Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left. Helping t...

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