Signed Flower Poster Auctioned for Haiti

Posted by on January 30th, 2010

thatgamecompany is participating in IGN’s fundraiser for Haiti Habitat for Humanity. You can buy this signed Flower poster, and help out the citizens of Haiti, all in one step!

Click here to visit the Ebay page.

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Another 5 Noms for Flower

Posted by on January 22nd, 2010

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced the finalists for their awards, which are held each year during the DICE Summit in Vegas.  And we a honored to announce that Flower is up for five awards! Here’s the list:

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Casual Game of the Year

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Thank you to all of the Academy members for supporting Flower. We hope to see you in Vegas!

Click here for the full list of nominees.

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You voted, and the results are in!

Organizers have revealed the nominees for the tenth annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the leading peer-based video game industry awards. Nominations this year are led by Naughty Dog’sUncharted 2: Among Thieves, with seven nominations.

The acclaimed title is closely followed by five nominations for Thatgamecompany’s evocative downloadable game Flower, and four nominations for Ubisoft Montreal’s well-received Renaissance action game sequel Assassin’s Creed II.

Flower is up for:

Best Game Design

Best Visual Art

Best Audio


Best Downloadable Game

Click here for the full list of nominees!

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2010 Global Game Jam, Jan 29th!

Posted by on January 11th, 2010

Global Game Jam™ (GGJ) was established in 2009 as an IGDA event with great success and media attention. Lives were changed, jobs found, ideas sold, collaborations and opportunities abound.  GGJ brings together talented individuals and teams from around the globe and rallies them around a central theme, for which they have 48 hours to create their game.

This is a great event, and a great way to meet new developers in your area. To find out where it’s happening near you, visit

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Game Church

Posted by on January 6th, 2010

GamePeople just did a lovely write up of the Game City event in Nottingham -

“The game is projected onto the large cross of gauze that billows as people enter and leave. It softens the feel of the technology as we settle in to watch the game, Flower, play out through PlayStation 3 and cables and projectors.

And so we spend the next hour together. Lightly watching, quietly talking and absorbing the experience. And then we reach the end, and after a moment’s pause a stuttered clap turns into applause and we respond and make clear what was implicit from the start, we are all a part of what was going on here – our community, our shared passion, our gaming church.”

Click here for the full article.

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