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Journey | £5.19 | PSN Store | PS3

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Carl Phillips
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Adventure Games, PS3 games, Thatgamecompany

Journey | £5.19 | PSN Store | PS3

Journey | PSN Store | £5.19 (£4.67 With PS+) | Journey Review

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Journey Devs Finally Making Some Money, Chen Discusses New Project

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Jenova Chen, Journey, Thatgamecompany

Journey Devs Finally Making Some Money, Chen Discusses New Project

There were plenty of reports surrounding Journey's development -- from multi-million dollar budgets to thatgamecompany going bankrupt as a result of the game -- and Jenova Chen has revealed that only now has the studio finally begun to receive royalties based on sales of the game.

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Journey: Collector’s Edition Review | Genesis to Greatness

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Reviews
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flOw, Flower, Journey, Journey Collector's Edition, Thatgamecompany

Journey: Collector’s Edition Review | Genesis to Greatness

Platforms: PS3 | PSN

Developer: ThatGameCompany

Publisher: Sony

This collection encompasses ThatGameCompay’s previously download-only games including Flow, Flower and Journey. I’ve reviewed all three and discussed the extras also included.

Flow

The first time I played Flow six years ago, I started it late and ended up glued to the screen until 6am. It’s an experience you can just be swallowed up in. Just as it gets difficult, it expands and resets.

You play as a basic underwater life form that must eat smaller creatures in order to grow. The game takes place on a series of 2D stages and movement is controlled by turning the PS3 SixAxis controller with a press of any button making you move faster. As with all of ThatGameCompany’s PS3 games, there isn’t a heads-up display and next-to no tutorial, but you should find this an easy experience to get into.

Journey: Collector’s Edition Review | Genesis to Greatness

Smaller creatures are eaten by swimming into them mouth-first. Certain creatures enable you to grow faster, eventually gaining new body parts, making you a more dangerous predator. Larger foes can be taken on, but you’ll need to attack their tails first, and then retreat when they retaliate. Any hits you take could result in diminished growth.

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Journey: Collector's Edition | £15.85 | ShopTo | PS3

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Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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Journey: Collector's Edition | £15.85 | ShopTo | PS3

Journey Collector's EditionShopTo | £15.85
Price Comparison | Journey Review

Disc contains Journey, Flower and Flow along with a few making-of features and minigames. We'll have a review of the full collection for you soon.

Flower Coming To PS Vita

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Casual Games, Flower, PS Vita games, Thatgamecompany

Flower Coming To PS Vita

Soothing experimental art game Flower will be lazily drifting its merry way to the PlayStation Vita, at least according to a listing of this year's IndieCade E3 lineup. The independent game booth accidentally leaked the thatgamecompany port as part of a press release, though we don't have anything resembling a release date as-yet.

We've got the full IndieCade lineup after the break, courtesy of Polygon. Just in case you, erm, happen to be in LA next month.

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Journey Collector's Edition Pre-Order | £13.34 | Amazon | PS3

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Indie Games, PS3 games, Thatgamecompany

Journey Collector's Edition Pre-Order | £13.34 | Amazon | PS3

Journey Collector's Edition | Amazon | £13.34 (save £2)
Journey Collector's Edition Price Comparison

Contains Journey, Flower, Flow and other thatgamecompany titles, with extras. Thanks to TheCrackInTime @ HUKD!

Loved Journey? You'll Love Wintory's Annotated Score

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Austin Wintory, Journey, Soundtrack, Thatgamecompany, Videos

Loved Journey? You'll Love Wintory's Annotated Score

Journey exists for me now as a collection of glorious, almost ethereal memories, as if my three playthroughs of thatgamecompany's emotional, evocative experience were part of some waking dream.

Of course, much of that has to do with Austin Wintory's majestic, Grammy-winning orchestral score, which he's uploaded to YouTube with a bunch of screens, artwork, and insightful annotations giving interested parties a rather  compelling look into the making of the soundtrack.

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Jenova Chen Unsure About Kickstarter

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Crowdfunding, Jenova Chen, Kickstarter, Thatgamecompany

Jenova Chen Unsure About Kickstarter

Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen has suggested that the time is not quite right for his company to enter the crowdfunding game just yet, noting that the most successful campaigns from the past year have been those from veteran developers trading on nostalgia.

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Journey Creator Hints At "Emotional" Next Game

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Jenova Chen, Journey, Thatgamecompany

Journey Creator Hints At "Emotional" Next Game

'It Has To Be Much Bigger Than The PlayStation Platform'

Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen has dropped a few tantalising tidbits about their next game, which will likely launch on more than just the PlayStation Network.

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And The GameCity Prize 2012 Goes To...Journey

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Matt Gardner
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News
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GameCity 2012, Journey, Thatgamecompany

And The GameCity Prize 2012 Goes To...Journey

Thatgamecompany's Journey has gone and taken the coveted GameCity Prize this year, beating off competition from Fez, Catherine, and Mass Effect 3.

Minecraft took the inaugural award last year.

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Journey Collector's Edition | £23.99 | 365 Games | PS3

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Collector's Edition, flOw, Flower, Journey, PS3 games, Thatgamecompany
Journey Collector's Edition | £23.99 | 365 Games | PS3

As far as I'm aware, the Journey Collector's Edition won't be coming out in Europe, making an import your only option. However, 365 seems to have dealt with the importing bit themselves, offering an attractive £23.99 price including delivery. This NTSC (region free) collection contains Journey, Flower, flOw, three extra games and some bonus content, making it a bit of a bargain for thatgamecompany fans.

CAVEAT: the bundled free month of PlayStation Plus and exclusive avatars can only be downloaded if you have an NTSC account, being as download codes are region specific. Even though games aren't. Haven't quite puzzled that one out yet, to be honest.

Journey Incorporated Into Cathedral Worship

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Cathedral, Church, Journey, Religion, Thatgamecompany

Journey Incorporated Into Cathedral Worship

Exeter Cathedral: 'Gaming Could Transcend Age And Culture Gaps'

Last Sunday, Exeter Cathedral's clergy incorporated thatgamecompany's Journey into their evening service, letting the congregation play it and explore their relationship with God through a game. Ministers believe that games could potentially provide a "really creative way" of engaging with church-goers, and that "anything that helps people to make connections with God and express something of a response to God is worth exploring."

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Journey Collector's Edition Trailer Is Hauntingly Beautiful

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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flOw, Flower, Journey, Journey Collector's Edition, PS3 games, Sony, Thatgamecompany
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Journey

Journey Collector's Edition Trailer Is Hauntingly Beautiful

Sony and thatgamecompany have now fully confirmed the Journey Collector's Edition: a physical retail compilation containing Journey, Flower, flOw, a documentary, OSTs, three original minigames and a one-month trial subscription to PlayStation Plus. This new trailer aptly illustrates how utterly gorgeous thatgamecompany's lineup proved to be as well as showing off the new features.

The Journey Collector's Edition hasn't been confirmed for Europe as-yet, but here's hoping.

UPDATE: According to thatgamecompany, the Journey Collector's Edition will not be coming to Europe due to localisation costs. At least it's region free. thatgamecompany will also be enquiring whether Sony can make the extra content available on PSN.

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Advert Outs Journey Collector's Edition Contents

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Journey Collector's Edition, PS3 games, SCE, Sony, Thatgamecompany

Advert Outs Journey Collector's Edition Contents

Thatgamecompany clammed up after confirming the existence of the Journey Collector's Edition last week. We knew this boxed retail compilation would contain Flower and flOw as well as the recent arty phenomenon, but a full-page advert in OPM US (below) has now revealed what else to expect.

Namely: some PlayStation Plus membership, three brand new minigames, an exclusive documentary and "much more."

The Journey Collector's Edition hasn't yet been confirmed for a European release, but here's hoping. After all, a perfect 10 title deserves a nifty CE.

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Journey Collector's Edition To Contain Flower & flOw

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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flOw, Flower, Journey, PS3 games, Thatgamecompany

Journey Collector's Edition To Contain Flower & flOw

Superannuation recently spotted a Gamefly listing for something called the Journey Compilation, dated for August 2012, which got us all rather excited. thatgamecompany has now confirmed that a physical PS3 compilation is indeed headed to retail, and will contain Journey, Flower and flOw.

"Yes, the ‪#JourneyPS3‬ Collector's Edition is a thing," read the Twitter update, "and it includes ‪#flOwPS3‬ and ‪#FlowerPS3‬, but we can't say anything more."

So there. We'll find out more details soon, including whether it's headed to Europe.

Chen: "Games Are Not Good Enough For Adults"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Art, Emotional, Games for adults, Intellectual, Jenova Chen, Journey, Thatgamecompany

Chen: "Games Are Not Good Enough For Adults"

Another week, another interview with Jenova Chen slamming the current array of video games for not being intellectually stimulating. This time around, Chen has suggested that the games industry is doing adults a disservice by not offering a huge deal by way of emotional and intellectual stimulation.

"My biggest complaint for computer games so far is they are not good enough for adults," says Chen.

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Chen: PS3 More "Adult-Focused" Than Xbox 360 Or Wii

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Art, Jenova Chen, Journey, PS3 games, Thatgamecompany, Wii, Xbox 360

Chen: PS3 More "Adult-Focused" Than Xbox 360 Or Wii

Do you own a PS3? Well, if you do, that means you're probably more likely to be interested in "artistic games" than if you're a humble Wii or Xbox 360 owner...at least according to thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen.

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Journey Soundtrack Becomes Massive Global Success

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Journey, music, PS3 games, PSN, Soundtrack, Thatgamecompany
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Journey Soundtrack Becomes Massive Global Success

Gorgeous PSN-exclusive Journey has a killer soundtrack courtesy of Austin Wintory, and thatgamecompany proudly reports that it has become a global iTunes phenomenon. The 18-track OST reached (and frequently topped) the overall top ten iTunes charts in over a dozen countries including Japan, Canada and Spain - and has dominated the soundtrack-specific charts in twenty nations. You can buy it here.

Journey's success is well-deserved, and with videogame scores becoming ever more accepted into the wider musical community, it's great to see another, smaller game's OST doing so well. In case you don't already know, Journey is one of this year's standout games, having garnered a 10/10 in our full review.

Jenova Chen: "It's Our Games That Make Us Assholes"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Development, Jenova Chen, Journey, Thatgamecompany

Jenova Chen: "It's Our Games That Make Us Assholes"

Journey developer Jenova Chen has suggested that the irritating "assholes" you find online are symptomatic of the nature of the games that have become prevalent in our industry today. You want to know why there are so many profanity-spewing $%@#!s on Xbox LIVE? Look no further than the FPS.

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Journey Breaks US PSN Sales Records

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Journey, PS3 games, PSN, Thatgamecompany
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Journey Breaks US PSN Sales Records

Thatgamecompany has proudly announced that Journey is the fastest-selling PSN game of all time, trouncing both first and third party titles in its wake. And, of course, demonstrating once again that innovation can be commercially successful.

"Thanks to you, Journey has officially broken PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store sales records, surpassing all first and third-party games to become the fastest-selling game ever released in the SCEA region on the PlayStation Network," gushed director Jenova Chen on the PlayStation blog. "We have received more letters from fans in the two weeks since Journey's launch than we did for Flower over the past three years!"

We know that a few of our readers have been wondering how well Journey is selling compared to traditional retail. While Chen was unwilling to talk numbers, I'd reckon it's probably doing pretty well. In case you haven't already bought it, we gave this experimental, innovative gem full marks in our Journey review.