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Reviewed: 9/10: Superb
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10:30 AM on 03.29.2013

Journey inspired by World of Warcraft, loneliness

thatgamecompany founder Jenova Chen delivered a talk on Journey, right on the heels of a sweep of the Game Developer’s Choice Awards the night prior. Naturally, the room was packed full, and Chen received a lovely stand...

Steven Hansen




9:30 AM on 03.28.2013

Journey kills at the Game Developers Choice Awards

Game of the Year, Innovation Award, Best Audio, Best Game Design, Best Visual Arts, Best Downloadable Game. That’s 6 out of 11 total awards, and the game was ineligible for two of them (and I’m still not sure why ...

Steven Hansen




9:30 PM on 03.04.2013

Journey composer shares a text commentary on his score

Leave annotations on for this one, folks. Journey composer Austin Wintory uploaded the entire Journey score filled with official and unofficial art, all with text based commentary popping up throughout this hour long listen....

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:00 PM on 03.02.2013

Journey art director opens new studio, Giant Squid

Ask people the first thing they like about thatgamecompany's Flower and Journey and they'll likely respond: the art direction. But, maybe not anymore. Thatgamecompany art director Matt Nava left the acclaimed studio and forme...

Allistair Pinsof




2:00 PM on 02.11.2013

Journey dev hints at next game, wants 'financial success'

At the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit, thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen spoke at length about creating Journey, revealing that the studio ran out of money after significant delays which ultimately resulted in the game many of us ...

Jordan Devore




6:11 PM on 02.07.2013

Journey: Chen wanted emotional connections from MMOs

Jenova Chen admitted to being "a nerdy guy that likes to stay at home" during his D.I.C.E. Summit 2013 talk on Journey, but he still wanted to connect with others, and hoped he could do so in MMOs like World of Warcraft. But ...

Dale North




5:43 PM on 02.07.2013

Journey took thatgamecompany into bankruptcy

Jenova Chen's D.I.C.E. Summit talk on my favorite game of last year, Journey, was moving for many reasons, but I was particularly moved when I heard that his team, thatgamecompany, went bankrupt in the struggle to finish the ...

Dale North




3:00 AM on 01.10.2013

Journey was the best-selling PSN game of December

On the PlayStation Blog, the top-selling PlayStation Network games of December have been compiled for curious minds to look over and commit to memory. Topping the charts is none other than thatgamecompany's Journey, beating o...

Jordan Devore




2:00 PM on 12.14.2012

The winner of Destructoid's best platform game of 2012

2012 was fairly light on platformers, but that's not to say that the ones released weren't great. While we did a lot less running and jumping this year, what we did was pretty memorable. And, as always, we'll take quality over quantity any day. Here are the nominees for best platform game of 2012: Dust: An Elysian Tail FEZ Journey New Super Mario Bros. U Spelunky And the winner is ... 

Dale North




12:00 PM on 12.14.2012

The winner of Destructoid's best soundtrack of 2012

It was great, albeit strange, year for game music. We heard a lot of amazing music from some unexpected places. It feels particularly strange to me not seeing any nominees from major publishers including Square Enix, Sega, Ca...

Jayson Napolitano




7:00 AM on 12.14.2012

The winner of Destructoid's best visuals of 2012

Modern-day gaming is nothing without a strong visual design. From simple retro aesthetics, to visuals that push a gaming machine to its limits, we're treated to a wide range of visuals that evoke any number of feelings. Even ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:07 PM on 12.07.2012

VGAs: Journey wins three awards tonight

Best Independent Game, Best PS3 Game, Best Original Score. And if you ask me, they should also win Game of the Year. Three awards so far from VGA 2012. Congrats to all the folks behind Journey. You deserve these awards and more.  If you haven't played Journey yet, don't talk to me.  Hey, even Jim liked it.

Dale North




6:00 AM on 12.06.2012

Journey gets nominated for a Grammy and seven VGAs

Journey composer Austin Wintory is a busy man these days. He recently spoke at SC9.0 in Germany to great success and media attention where he was able to share that Journey had received seven nominations for the ten...

Audun Sorlie




6:00 AM on 11.07.2012

Journey soundtrack gets physical CD release

Looking back at 2012 thus far, Journey stands out as one of the strongest soundtracks of the year. We had the pleasure of hearing from composer Austin Wintory regarding the score as well as offering our own review of the soun...

Jayson Napolitano




4:00 PM on 07.03.2012

Over the precipice: An essay on Journey

[Rob Parker is a freelance writer based in the North of England, where it rains every day. Except the days when it hails. Rob stays sane (and dry) by plunging himself into the simulated worlds of videogames, and writing st...

Rob Parker




11:45 AM on 06.25.2012

Journey Collector's Edition detailed for North America

Journey has done extremely well for itself on PlayStation Network, and with the upcoming disc-based collector's edition on the way, I can only see that trend continuing. As announced today by developer thatgamecompany, Journe...

Jordan Devore




1:30 PM on 06.20.2012

Fan-made Journey figurine is simple and elegant

Journey has such a clean, simple beauty about it that's minimalist yet striking. This custom Journey figurine seems to check all the appropriate boxes, don't you think? thatgamecompany spotted this pretty little thing on Twit...

Tony Ponce




10:30 AM on 04.19.2012

Rapper Random produced a short, sweet Journey remix album

Whether you've already played Journey or have yet to do so, you've no doubt fallen in love with Austin Wintory's beautifully introspective soundtrack. Jayson Napolitano has already given the full album his highest recommendat...

Tony Ponce




4:00 PM on 04.05.2012

Exclusive: A journey through Journey's soundtrack

Waiting for Journey's soundtrack release on April 10, 2012 is like waiting for the game itself all over again. I am incredibly excited and can't wait! I not only had a great time playing through Journey, no doubt thanks to my...

Jayson Napolitano




12:30 PM on 03.29.2012

Journey is officially the fastest-selling PSN game ever

Love it or hate it, thatgamecompany's enthralling Journey is an undeniable success. That's a claim backed by facts, with news that the title has become the fastest selling PlayStation Network title of all time. Yes, it's doin...

Jim Sterling




4:00 PM on 03.21.2012

My journey with Journey

By now, you have probably played thatgamecompany's fascinating, beautiful new PSN game, Journey. And you have probably formulated your own thoughts on how the game made you feel. Knowing that playing Journey was sure to make ...

Chad Concelmo




7:00 PM on 03.06.2012

EU PS Plus subscribers start their journey on Wednesday

In just over a week, I'll be sauntering around a gorgeous desert with a big grin on my face. To make matters better, I'll be doing it from the comfort of my sofa in a temperature controlled room. I am, of course, referring to...

Fraser Brown




11:00 AM on 03.02.2012

Dear reviewers, we need another word for 'experience'

There's a grave problem facing videogame reviewers today. No, it's not the rampant backlash over numerical scores. No, it's not corruption and publisher pressure. It's something far more deadly to our entire industry ... we'v...

Jim Sterling




6:15 PM on 03.01.2012

Review: Journey

How does one describe Journey, exactly? It's a videogame unlike any other, to the point where calling it a videogame doesn't quite feel right. One could call it an art game, but that would draw comparisons with infinitely les...

Jim Sterling




1:30 PM on 02.16.2012

Journey comes to PlayStation Network March 13

I saw enough of the beta for thatgamecompany's Journey to know I didn't want to have any more info divulged prior to full release, if at all possible. We'll be exploring the game's mysterious world soon enough; as covered by ...

Jordan Devore




10:15 AM on 02.03.2012

Journey is finally done, waiting on release date

thatgamecompany's President, Kellee Santiago, says that the beautiful "online parable" Journey is finally done, meaning that the development process is officially finished. According to an interview on videoshock, the company...

Dale North




12:15 PM on 01.06.2012

Beautiful new Journey trailer bigs up the music

This new Journey trailer lays down some phat beats and slammin' rhythms as it showcases the game's music. Get read to dance like a lemur on acid when these intense jams fill your brain.  It's actually incredibly beautiful orchestral stuff that seems to compliment the eerie visual splendor. Which is rather nice. 

Jim Sterling




12:15 PM on 09.27.2011

Your Journey journey begins Spring 2012

I want Journey inside me...or inside my PS3. The beautiful game from thatgamecompany sucked me in the first time I played it. I remember it fondly. My day had been particularly stressful, and I had been working on very little...

Dale North




12:00 PM on 06.29.2011

Jimpressions: Journey beta and its unique co-op offering

The beta for thatgamecompany's Journey is available to lucky PlayStation 3 owners this week, and I am pleased to say I'm one of them. Having taken the game for a spin and engaging in its unique multiplayer, I am still finding...

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 06.24.2011

Journey beta announced, details arriving Monday

Those itching to get their hands on thatgamecompany's latest abstract prettiness, Journey, are in for a treat. The Flower developer has announced that a beta for the game is in the works and that details will drop on Monday.&...

Jim Sterling




11:00 AM on 06.03.2011

Preview: Journey

About fifteen minutes into my hands-on with thatgamecompany's Journey, I realized that the odd sense of déjà vu I was getting was a feeling I hadn't experienced since I was about seven years old. The Super Ninte...

Hamza CTZ Aziz








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