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  • Blog Post: Compare Journey Concept Art And Game Footage With This Video

    As gamers, many of us fall in love with video games as finished products, sometimes forgoing the opportunity to investigate the creative process behind classic titles. A new video series, described by its creator as a "video format artbook," aims to seamlessly weave concept art and its extant... More
  • Blog Post: Impressive Fan Art Gathers Nearly Every Successful Indie Game Into One Drawing

    Most video game fan art looks to the past to recall nostalgic emotions related to childhood franchises, but this piece looks to the present uniting a huge collection of indie game characters. The piece, titled Indie Collision, comes from artist Memoski on DeviantArt and features just about every character... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Composer Did It All On A Keyboard From His Childhood

    Last year, composer Austin Wintory’s soundtrack for Journey became the first full video game soundtrack to ever be nominated for a Grammy . It might also surprise you that instead of using a piece of high-end hardware, he composed the entire score on a $50 Casio 44-Key keyboard that he’s... More
  • Blog Post: Make Your Own Journey Papercraft

    Papercraft is the Internet's favorite art medium, and this adorable Journey papercraft is easy enough for anyone to construct. Simplicity is a core component of Journey's appeal. Everything from its gameplay to its art direction is presented in a way that is easy to understand and appreciate... More
  • Blog Post: Flow Coming To PlayStation 4 And Vita In A Few Days

    Before Journey and Flower, Thatgamcompany released Flow, and it is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita very soon. Flow originally released on PlayStation 3 in 2007, and much like the developer's follow-up games, it falls into the difficult to define genre of art-experiment video game. In the game, players... More
  • Blog Post: Video Games Live To Stream Concert On Twitch Tonight

    Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall's Video Games Live has been bringing compelling video game music to arenas and concert halls around the country since 2005. Until now, seeing a live performance meant being in the right city at the right time (with a ticket in hand, of course). Recorded performances... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Dominates The 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards

    Tim Schafer delightfully hosted this year's Game Developers Choice Awards with his trademark humor intact. No topic was off limits. Sorry SimCity, you're still in the hot seat. But the real thrill was seeing who won this year. Journey swept the show, garnering more awards than any other nominee... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Composer Austin Wintory Delivers Commentary Track

    Journey wasn't just one of the best games of 2012 , it's soundtrack was so good that it was nominated for a Grammy . Now composer Austin Wintory explains his feelings behind the score in a YouTube commentary. The commentary is accompanied by some official artwork by Matt Nava as well as some... More
  • Blog Post: Former Journey And Flower Art Director Opens Own Studio

    Matt Nava, former thatgamecompany member and art director for Flower and Journey, recently left the critically acclaimed studio, and now we know why. Nava officially announced the formation of Giant Squid on Twitter with a link to the studio's website . Currently, the studio has no announced projects... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Continues Its Look Back By Examining Its Games

    Sony has released a number of video pieces examining the legacies of its hardware, which is great, but none of that matters without the games. In its latest video, Sony looks at its game library highlighting titles like Journey, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Flower, and the Unfinished Swan. Check out... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Leads List Of BAFTA Nominees

    The British Academy of Film and Television has announced the nominees for its Games Awards. The three titles with the most possible honors are Thatgamecompany's Journey, along with Telltale's The Walking Dead, and Ubisoft's Far Cry 3. Journey is up for eight awards, including BAFTA's... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Loses Grammy, Composer Still Ecstatic

    Last night Journey didn't win the award for Best Soundtrack For Visual Media, but composer Austin Wintory is still over the moon. After congratulating Trent Reznor on the win via Twitter (Reznor and Atticus Ross won for their work on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ), Wintory tweeted the following... More
  • Blog Post: The D.I.C.E. Awards Introductory Video Features Live-Action Nods To The Year's Best Games

    The introductory video shown before the 16th annual D.I.C.E. awards is strange, and full of live-action references to the best video games of last year and years prior. For more on this year's D.I.C.E. awards, including all of the winners, you can head here . Spoiler alert: thatgamecompany's... More
  • Blog Post: Unfinished Swan Finishes January As PlayStation Network Top Seller

    Developer Giant Sparrow’s critically acclaimed title, Unfinished Swan, finished at the top of the PlayStation Network January sales chart for the top 20 PlayStation and PlayStation Network games. Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable was the surprise leader in the top 10 PlayStation Vita games, followed... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Is All Over The 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

    Journey has been raking in the year-end awards in recent weeks, but it seems like the shower of praise is set to continue into February. That's when the 16th annual D.I.C.E. Awards will be held, and thatgamecompany's gem leads the pack with 16 nominations. It's up for Game of the Year, sharing... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Reclaims The Top Spot On December's PSN Charts

    Despite releasing almost ten months ago, Journey still managed to sit atop Sony's download charts for December of 2012. It not only topped other PSN titles like The Walking Dead and Sonic Adventure 2, but also full retail titles like Far Cry 3 and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. Perhaps the... More
  • Blog Post: The Games Of 2012 Crammed Into A Two Minute Video

    YouTube user Malcolm Klock took it upon himself to go through some of the games that came out this year, edit them together, and create the video you see below. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll say, “I totally forgot that game came out this year,” when you watch 2012 In... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Composer’s Next Project Is Leisure Suit Larry Remake

    Austin Wintory has made a name for himself composing for both thatgamecompany’s Journey and Flow. He has two VGAs and a recent Grammy nomination to show for it. Now he’s taking things in a different direction. He recently revealed he’s working on the musical score for Leisure Suit Larry... More
  • Blog Post: Journey Nominated For A Grammy

    The soundtrack for Sony's downloadable hit Journey received a Grammy nomination for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media. This is the first video game soundtrack to receive a nomination. The album was composed by Austin Wintory and joins other nominees Hugo, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The... More
  • Blog Post: Twisted Metal Creator Hinting At Collaboration With Journey Creator

    David Jaffe, the creator of God of War and Twisted Metal, tweeted this morning that he was on his way to get started on a secret project with the, "daddy," of Journey and Flower, presumably Jenova Chen. Jaffe Tweeted , "Backing out of garage,off2LA for top secret project w/the daddy of... More
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