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Abzû, the debut game from game development house Giant Squid, may as well have the subtitle Journey 2 or maybe even Flower 3. Studio founder Matt Nava, the former thatgamecompany art director of those aforementioned art house gaming touchstones, is making yet another emotionally bald, deeply...

June 10th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Journey studio thatgamecompany has raised an additional $7 million in funding for its next project, thanks to a partnership with Capital Today and other investors. Thatgamecompany announced the investment on its blog: "With this new investment, our studio is able to scale up development efforts to...

May 28th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Cue the Vince Guaraldi Trio smooth jazz and somber walks down holiday decoration-encrusted streets: Winter is in full effect! That means it's time to pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa and settle in with Joystiq for some streaming games. At 4:30p.m. Eastern, we'll be doling out a healthy dose of vir...

December 17th 2013 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Thatgamecompany's flOw will launch next Tuesday, December 17 on PS4, Sony Santa Monica announced in a PlayStation Blog post today. The port of the artsy aquatic indie game will cost $5.99, with its lone DLC priced at $1.99. Developed by Jenova Chen and Nicholas Clark as a Flash game in 2006, the...

December 14th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Having indirectly announced the PlayStation Vita version of thatgamecompany's Flower, the Indiecade booth at this year's E3 went on to hosting a playable version of the game. Flower on the smaller PlayStation suffers no loss in its vibrancy or serenity (provided you have some headphones handy), an...

June 13th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Flower is coming to Vita after four years as a PS3 exclusive, according to the list of Indiecade games coming to E3. Flower used tilt controls on the PS3, and the Vita version will take advantage of the system's touchscreen and motion-sensing abilities. "Using simple touch or motion controls, the...

May 29th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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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. Jour...

March 12th 2013 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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European fans hoping to pick up the upcoming collector's edition of Journey may be waiting a long time, possibly forever. It appears that the special boxed edition of Journey won't be available in Europe at all, according to thatgamecompany's Twitter account. "We wish Europeans could get it, but th...

June 26th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments