19w ago - Creative Director of External Development Nathan Gary at Santa Monica Studio announced that Journey and The Unfinished Swan bundles are on sale today for $14.99.
Below are the details, to quote: Today, two beautiful games are going on sale together. Journey and The Unfinished Swan are both moving, deeply personal experiences.
They evoke wonder and mystery, and chart new territory in the world of games. Together, they are amazing examples of what makes the PlayStation experience so special, and starting this week, you'll be able to play them both for yourselves for one great price.
Read on for a few words from the creators of these uniquely personal titles.
Journey was a three year labor of love from thatgamecompany, but its true origins began considerably earlier. It started back in 2006 when I was still a student dreaming of making games professionally.
I was playing MMO games for a few years and began yearning for something more from the experience. The notion of an online game where players - actual strangers - would wish to stay close together, to care for and be cared for together, was taking shape. I was looking forward to one day creating an experience where anonymous players were able to develop a real human connection.
27w ago - Sony Junior Product Manager Thaddeus Morse announced that Journey Collector's Edition for PS3 launches on Blu-ray tomorrow.
To quote: For those of you who still haven't experienced Journey, or for those of you that have and want more, I'm excited to say I have good news for you. As we mentioned last month, the Journey Collector's Edition Blu-ray disc will be available to purchase tomorrow.
We've been talking quite a bit with developer thatgamecompany leading up to this launch and Aaron Grommesh, the studio's Community Manager wanted to chime in:
"We're excited that the Journey Collector's Edition will be coming out on disc across the SCEE region. Through the huge support of fans of Journey and some awesome people at Santa Monica Studio and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, this has become a reality.
"This collection contains everything we did for over half a decade and has some great insights and views of the studio throughout the three PSN games and three GameJam games. We hope that you'll treasure this collection, as it's a first of its kind for downloadable games on the PS3."
60w ago - Sony Santa Monica Studio for Flower Associate Producer Randall Lowe has posted up a video today spotlighting how The Art of Journey comes to life for fans.
To quote: The roll-out of The Art of Journey up to this point has been simply amazing!
Today though, we're here to announce the release of the Art of Journey and its availability from Amazon for fans both in the US, and in countries around the world.
We are so excited about the book and all of its special features that we wanted to share one of them with you today by giving away some of the exciting technology that is included in The Art of Journey. Our talented friends at Daqri have out done themselves and put together a truly unique experience for the Art of Journey.
The Daqri team has developed an app that you can download for iOS here or for Android here and use it to enhance the book in a way we've never seen done.
66w ago - Egg Ball Games Marketing and Communication Manager Aurelie Gerault has announced today that Jazz: Trump's Journey will jive onto PS Vita this coming Winter!
To quote: It's Aurelie here from Egg Ball Games to unveil Jazz: Trump's Journey, our first downloadable PS Vita title, co-produced with Bulkypix.
Supported by the CNC (French National Organism of Cinema) and awarded the 2012 Best Video Game of the Year prize by the French Ministry of Culture, our game immerses the player in the memories of Trump - in his dreams as a young, star-struck jazz musician in love with the lovely Lady Poppy.
Presenting a daring parallel with the real story of jazz legend Louis Armstrong, you'll relive Trump's life, through his quest to form a jazz group, through his love affair and through his battle against injustice in New Orleans in the early 20th century.
We think the original scenario is the main strength of the game - no platformer has dealt with this sort of theme before. Egg Ball's aim was to talk about the creation of jazz and the people responsible.
All of the team here are very fond of Louis Armstrong, his music and his life. They get really inspired by his art and his approach...
67w ago - ThatGameCompany Creative Director Jenova Chen has confirmed today alongside a fresh video that he Art of Journey releases this September.
To quote: Seeing how Journey has resonated with players across the world, we wanted to work with the Santa Monica Studio to provide a deeper look into the visual development behind this critically acclaimed hit.
So, we're excited to let everyone know that we will be presenting you with a wonderful first-time look at the extensive artwork that went into bringing Journey to life.
It's the first book directly inspired by one of our games and is titled The Art of Journey and will be available for purchase in September.
This book, designed and written by Matt Nava, art director on Journey, provides an insider's view into the stylistic influences, narrative functions, and game design goals that shaped the final look of the game.
Readers will discover how Journey's landscapes, cut-scenes, and much-loved robed traveler came to be. For your enjoyment, The Art of Journey will come bound as an embossed hardcover book filled with gorgeous concept art, intricate pencil drawings, and 3D models printed in full color on art-quality paper.