Cloudy with a chance of friendship
Yes, you're right: Sky is a timed exclusive to iOS, so what on Earth is a preview of thatgamecompany's Journey follow-up doing on Push Square? Well, the developer has a close association with PlayStation, having crafted three excellent exclusive titles over the course of about six years. When we received an...
Newly announced Sky is exclusive to Apple devices for now
The next game from Journey developer thatgamecompany will be exclusive to Apple devices. Sky was revealed for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV during the tech giant’s big briefing earlier today – and it sounds like it won’t be launching anywhere else for the foreseeable future. The title...
A game about giving
The award-winning developer behind Journey and Flower finally appears to be ready to start talking about its next title. Despite the firm's previous foray launching almost five years ago and the original team partly disbanding, thatgamecompany has been quietly beavering away on a new game under the leadership of founder Jenova...
We're going on a Journey
Whether you like Journey or not, there's no denying that the game and its spiritual atmosphere has had a big impact on many a player. thatgamecompany's wildly successful PlayStation 3 title made a huge splash when it originally launched in 2012, and since then, its PlayStation 4 re-release has managed to inspire all over...
Sets its sights on a new mountain
Better stop knitting that next-gen scarf – turns out thatgamecompany was actually talking about Flower in its awkwardly worded tweet. In a reply to one investigative follower, the developer wrote, "Oops, was talking about Flower, not Journey." That's our hopes and dreams crushed, then.
Company is still in pre-production on next game
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since PlayStation Network exclusive Journey launched to overwhelming critical acclaim. The spiritual adventure – which scooped our Game of the Year gong – fulfilled an exclusivity contract between developer thatgamecompany and platform holder...
Bound in blood
Journey will be making one final excursion next month, when The Art of Journey travels onto shelves across the globe. The hardcover book – penned and designed by art director Matt Nava – features images from the game, and discusses the influences and ideas behind its development. It also includes in-game 3D models, which can be...
Take the high road
After just over a week of speculation, thatgamecompany has finally revealed the official contents of the Journey Collector’s Edition. As expected, the disc-based compilation – which is set to release in North America on 28th August for $29.99 – will bundle all three of the studio’s critically acclaimed PSN exclusives with...
Journey developer thatgamecompany has announced that it has raised $5.5 million in funding – allowing it to cut its ties with Sony, and go fully independent for the first time since its formation. Earlier in the year, we revealed that the creative studio was looking to move beyond PlayStation. Speaking specifically about the...
The long and winding road
It seems like an age since thatgamecompany's Journey released on the PlayStation Store and subsequently blew us away. A lot has changed since then, with a number of key staff exiting the developer. Now, with its three game relationship with Sony expired, the influential studio is looking to the future – and according to a...
There's only one game we could possibly choose as the best of March: thatgamecompany's superlative Journey. In fact, not only is it the best game on PlayStation in the last calendar month, we named it the Best PlayStation 3 game in our recent staff poll. As our Journey review put it: Journey is a seminal release; the kind of title that...
Journey developer thatgamecompany is a small studio, so it’s surprising when key members of the team announce their departure for pastures new. Yesterday co-founder Kellee Santiago revealed her intention to move on, and since producer Robin Hunicke has also shut the door behind her. Hunicke – who joined thatgamecompany at the start...
And rightly so
PSN masterpiece Journey is the fastest-selling game ever to hit the service. thatgamecompany's co-founder Jenova Chen announced on the PlayStation Blog that the company's latest has outsold every other digital download, beating the previous record set by inFAMOUS: Festival of
Headed on a new journey
Kellee Santiago has left thatgamecompany. The former co-founder and co-president announced the news in an interview with Gamasutra. The website speculates that more departures might be on the way. Santiago said: After doing these three games, I think it was a really great opportunity for all of us to look at what we’ve...
PlayStation Plus members have been skidding through the sand in thatgamecompany's Journey for a week already, but now it's time for everybody to set off on their own adventure. Lucky North Americans got the game yesterday for the tidy sum of $14.99, while European travellers can pick it up for £9.99 as of today. Thatgamecompany's third...
Take a trip to the desert
If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber in Europe or North America, you can download thatgamecompany's superb Journey one week before it's available to the wider public. It'll set you back $14.99 in North America, £9.99 in the UK or €12.99 in Europe. If you're a PlayStation Plus member and you're on the fence about this,...
Those that have the patience to peruse the ESRB's website nearly always get their reward: a shiny, sparkling exclusive story
Beware though, budding ESRB watchers, for an expert lurks amongst us. Having had mere minutes to revel in the glory of its Grand Theft Auto discoveries, the wonderfully attentive Siliconera's uncovered another gem pertaining to Sony's upcoming mobile strategy: popular PSP..
Lest we forget that beyond the big names such as BioShock: Infinite and The Last Of Us, there's one very promising game coming exclusively to the PlayStation Network this Spring; thatgamecompany's beautiful flower narrowly missed out on our game of the year award in 2009, and we wouldn't bet against the indie outfit's latest, Journey, from being a similar contender in 2012
In a brand new interview with co-founder Kellee Santiago and composer Austin Wintory, USA Today has debuted...
It's 2012; the future is upon us
You didn't notice? Seriously, stop reading this article right now and find your nearest window — don't worry, we'll wait. Good, you're back. Did you notice the flying cars and newly built steel sky-scrapers on the horizon? Yeah, exactly. The future, huh? Unfortunately the future isn't quite as exciting as late 70s...
thatgamecompany's three game relationship with Sony is set to end soon
The arthouse developer has already produced flow and flower for the PS3, and will conclude its contract with the upcoming Journey. While thatgamecompany is not talking about its future yet, the developer has revealed its interest in Sony's upcoming PS Vita — and more specifically that it could definitely see its back catalogue..
There are no hard rules to thatgamecompany's Journey
But in an interview with The Guardian, producer Robin Hunicke has explained that the developer designed the world in a way that would encourage player connection. One of the things we talked about early in the project was this idea of creating a connection between players in an environment where...
The writing's been on the wall for a while
Journey's not coming out this year. Developer thatgamecompany was never specific about a date, but did confirm that it was aiming for a 2011 release date. The indie studio's silence has been telling over the last couple of months though, and it's true what they say: you can't rush brilliance. So with the game's beta out of the way, Journey has one long..
If you're yet to see thatgamecompany's third PlayStation Network exclusive, Journey, in action, then we recommend you drop everything and hit the jump
It's difficult to use words to describe this game, and that's not us (nor the developer) being pretentious, that's just a fact. Watch the new footage after the jump.
There's an interview hidden in this pre-E3 GameTrailers reveal of thatgamecompany's Journey
We're struggling to focus on Jenova Chen's words though, because the gameplay footage that's been wrapped around it is just straight-up stunning. Persevere and you'll pick up on Chen talking about the Journey's concept and multiplayer functions. While the...
Say what you will about PlayStation, Sony or SCE; there's one area the company has always excelled, and that's in the creation of unique, moving and interesting pieces of interactive entertainment
In 2009 there was flower, a title that missed out on our game of the year accolade by mere inches. In early 2010 there was Heavy Rain, a game so...
thatgamecompany's flower made us feel empowered like no other game
There's a moment, nearing the end of the game's relatively short campaign, where you guide your team of petals up an angled high-way. That moment is unlike any other we've ever experienced in a video game - there's a sensation of pure, unbridled freedom. It touches on pretense, but...
Journey is pretty much everything you've come to expect from thatgamecompany, the folks who brought you flower
Despite the somewhat covert announcement (c'mon Sony, this should have been mentioned in your press conference), Journey promises "simple gameplay and accessible controls." Naturally it looks super pretty to boot. We're getting an ICO-esque vibe. Interestingly, Journey is an..
There's something a little iffy about Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' denial of Best Game during last night's video game BAFTAs
Despite beating everything to win four gongs at last night's awards show, Batman: Arkham Asylum managed to walk away with the Best Game gong — despite being beaten by Uncharted 2 in numerous other characters. Don't get us...
thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen told atendees at GDC last week that they shouldn't expect a follow-up to hit PSN title flower until 2011
Speaking to Kotaku, Chen claimed, "2011? Were not going to have a game by 2011. On the GDC award his company won for flower, Chen stated it was not a concern to him.For a while I was caring about the...
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was the big winner at the GDC awards last night, scooping a total of five gongs -- one for the coveted game of the year accolade
It won awards for Best Writing, Best Technology, Best Visual Arts and Best Audio, but Batman: Arkham Asylum stole the award for Best Design. thatgamecompany also won in the Best Downloadable Game...
Life is simple
Unless you're on the hunt for trophies. Which is exactly what European owners of flow will be able to do, like, right now, thanks to patch 2.10. The full list of trophies is here, yo.
Sony snatched five awards at this year's VGAs
Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was the biggest winner, snatching awards for Best Graphics, Best PS3 Game, and the coveted Game Of The Year Award. PushSquare's closet favourite, flower, also got a nod, winning the best Independant Game award. God Of War III rounded out Sony's sweep, winning the Most Anticipated 2010 award. Full list of winners..
We've written this once but we'll happily write it again: flower is still our personal game of the year
thatgamecompany's master-piece instilled feelings in us that we've never felt before whilst playing a video game. It was a momentous piece of game design. Speaking at the Develop conference in the UK, thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen described the...
thatgamecompany are probably one of our favourite developers out there
We have to admit, it would break our hearts a little bit to see them work on another platform. But alas, their genius and vision really should be seen by others so, while it would hurt, we're totally behind them with whatever they do. Working on other platforms is something they...
flower is still our game of the year
Nothing has even come close to topping the experience yet. And looking to the future - the likes of Bioshock 2, Uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2 are going to have to be pretty bloody special to come close. There's a common theme there in the games we've listed that could potentially take flower's crown. They're all sequels. Somthing thatgamecompany aren't..
We have a secret to tell you
Here on the PushSquare database there is a secret, unfinished file in which we're keeping track of our favourite games of the year. As of today, flower is still the number one game. So it's nice to hear thatgamecompany recruiting a new team member - especially someone as talented as Robin Hunickle who worked on Boom Blox...
We at PushSquare love flower
You may have noticed from our review. One of the main things we loved about flower was its soundtrack. Without getting all pretentious, we did actually say (and we quote): "Were holding out for a soundtrack announcement (please)." Imagine our delight when we read over at GameSetWatch that flower composer...
Released on PSN today, flower is dividing the gaming world all over
To quote the developer, thatgamecompany, flower is the "videogame version of a poem, exploiting the tension between urban bustle and natural serenity". It's easy to understand from this short quote and a screenshot why flower is causing such a stir in the industry. But...
People seem to be a bit sceptical about flower but ever since it's unveiling we've been pretty excited about it
A short, emotional game that breaks the mould. Something a little different. For those of you aching to no more, check out this video diary about some of the ideas and themes behind the game.
flower has been on our radar for a long time now
We love the whole art meets video game concept and no other console does it quite like Playstation 3. If you're interested in controlling the wind then we've no doubt flower is going to be for you. And that means you're going to want to know how much the priveledge will cost you. The answer is: $9.99...
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