94w ago - Creative Director Jenova Chen at ThatGameCompany has announced today that Journey will be taking its first steps on PSN this coming March.
To quote: As you may know from my recent tweet, the development of our latest PlayStation Network game, Journey, is finally complete. And today, we're very excited to announce the official release date for Journey.
You will be able to download it from the PlayStation Store for $14.99 starting March 13th, 2012. Three years ago, our last game, Flower, was part of the Spring Fever event on PSN, and this year Journey will kick off this year's Spring Fever.
Look for more information on the highlight games and sales of this year's Spring Fever event on the PlayStation.Blog in the coming weeks.
With each game we create, we want to bring something truly unique and authentic to the user. We want our players to experience something they have never felt before. Our first game for PSN was flOw in 2007, a meditative zen video game haiku.
We followed that in 2009 with Flower, our video game version of a poem about the tension between urban bustle and natural serenity. Journey, our third game, is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person's life passage and their intersections with other's.
115w ago - Today ThatGameCompany co-founder Jenova Chen has announced that Journey will be hitting PSN during Spring of 2012, with the details as follows:
First of all I would like to thank you for your support during the closed beta for our upcoming game Journey. It was a great success!
For the past few months, we kept getting asked about Journey's release date. Yes, we haven't said anything about our release in a while mainly because we really couldn't tell. And we don't want to throw out a date that we are not sure about, and later disappoint our players.
Fortunately, the online beta went very well, and our continued playtests have given us great feedback on the work we have left to complete. While there is still a ton of care and polish needed, we can't wait to finally deliver Journey, TGC's take on an online adventure game.
Like all our games, Journey is an experiment. In the end, it's what you think that matters. We are happy to announce Journey will be released Spring 2012, so you can experience the adventure for yourself.
156w ago - President and Co-Founder of thatgamecompany Kellee Santiago showed off the very first trailer of their new PSN game entitled Journey today.
To quote: This is Kellee Santiago, and I am honoured to fulfill thatgamecompany's final wish for 2010 - to show you more Journey. You may have seen footage of Jenova and I on SPIKE's special pre-VGA show last night – well, I have more for you.
Below is our very first trailer to showcase some of the great things to come.
I'm in NYC right now, where we've been talking more about the game, and specifically about our approach to creating a unique, intuitive, and accessible online experience. So keep a look out for more info to come!
160w ago - President and co-founder of ThatGameCompany Kellee Santiago has announced today that fans can playtest their upcoming PSN title called Journey next week in LA.
To quote: Since popping our heads out of the sand to announce Journey at E3 this year, we have been deep in the throes of development.
But now I'm peeking up again to see if any of you might be interested in giving us feedback on the game here in Los Angeles!
As you might already know, we have an extremely iterative development process, which means that although we are still building out the game, we like to get feedback from players early so we can incorporate it into the final version.
This is a great opportunity to see the game as it progresses, and get a look behind the curtain of game development. Also, we'd love to have folks from this community help us! Here's the info:
Evening of November 19th, 2010
Requirements to participate are:
• Be between the ages of 18 and 35.
• Be an active PSN game player. We want people who are familiar with PSN games, visit the Store, and download games as a part of their PlayStation life.
• Live in Los Angeles, and have reliable transportation to the playtest...
181w ago - President and co-founder of ThatGameCompany Kellee Santiago gas officially announced their latest project- Journey for Sony's PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: The inspiration for Journey came from Jenova Chen's feeling that in the modern world where man has so much power, we have lost an integral aspect of the human experience - awe towards the unknown.
And we can see this in our video games as well. But don't take it from me! Here's Jenova to talk about it more:
In today's society, man is powerful - We can travel at 60 mph; we can fly; we can connect with just about anyone, anywhere, at anytime. But on the street, people pass by each other ignoring the wonderful existence of other beings.
We are overwhelmed by the attention needed to gain and execute our own power - just like we are in most video games. While we are doing that, we can become isolated and insecure deep inside our mind.
On the contrary, when we are hiking in the wild, we become tiny and weak again. These feelings make every other person we encounter much more important and enjoyable. We greet them, giving them genuine and useful help. We might travel together for a period, learn from and rely on each other.