On June 21st, thatgamecompany was fortunate enough to take part in the Edinburgh Game Music Symposium! Organized by Jacob Pernell, Yati Durant, and Luci Holland, and in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the symposium was a showing, discussion, and demonstration of music’s unique position in the interactive medium.
thatgamecompany was honored to have Journey present at the event, both playable and played – a symphonic performance was bookended by music from the game, starting with “Nascense,” and ending with “I Was Born for This.” It was moving to hear the music live, especially with such strong violin, cello, and vocal performances!
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Happy 7th birthday, thatgamecompany! What an incredible year it’s been, full of many wonderful reasons to celebrate. Here’s a recap of how far we’ve come since our last birthday:
Thanks to the many players who continue to pour out their support, keeping us inspired through their letters, music, art, and cosplay costumes. The response to Journey continues to overwhelm us, and we feel so lucky to have so many players touched by our work.
Journey has been recognized with over 120 industry honors in categories spanning Audio, Design, Innovation, Art, Online Multiplayer, and more. Of those, Journey earned 33 awards for Overall Game of the Year among games in all genres and platforms.
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Posted by Aaron on September 20th, 2012
In case you haven’t noticed, we have some new products up on our store, and now we’re opening pre-orders for the Koko/Glyph shirt again.
First up, we have a brand new Quadrilogy shirt designed by That Art Director Jacky:
Second, we have these art cards designed by Red Corner:
Finally, we’ve decided to have a reprint of the Koko/Glyph shirt. If this run sells well enough, we’ll continue to print up more of this shirt:
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Good news, everyone!
The Art of Journey is finally up for pre-order at Bluecanvas! The first 750 orders get copies that are signed by both Jenova Chen and Matt Nava! Signed copies are still available, but they’ll likely run out quickly.
You can pre-order them at this link:
The book is no longer available for signed pre-orders, but you can buy a standard copy with much cheaper shipping from Amazon right here:
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Seeing how Journey has resonated with players across the world, we wanted to work with the Santa Monica Studio to provide a deeper look into the visual development behind this critically acclaimed hit. So, we’re excited to let everyone know that we will be presenting you with a wonderful first-time look at the extensive artwork that went into bringing Journey to life. It’s the first book directly inspired by one of our games and is titled The Art of Journey and will be available for purchase in September.
This book, designed and written by Matt Nava, art director on Journey, provides an insider’s view into the stylistic influences, narrative functions, and game design goals that shaped the final look of the game. Readers will discover how Journey’s landscapes, cut-scenes, and much-loved robed traveler came to be. For your enjoyment, The Art of Journey will come bound as an embossed hardcover book filled with gorgeous concept art, intricate pencil drawings, and 3D models printed in full color on art-quality paper.
In addition, the book has an innovative “augmented reality” feature powered by the Daqri 4D platform. By downloading a free companion app, readers will be able to point their smartphone or tablet’s camera at special images and see animated 3D models appear straight from the game. It’s a truly unique and innovative way to more fully experience the artwork of Journey.
We are especially proud to include a tribute in the book to the game’s players. Journey’s touching experience and memorable visuals have inspired many players to create their own artwork. Matt has collected some of the team’s favorites in a special fan art section which I hope will speak to those of you who have been moved by the Journey experience.
The Art of Journey will be accompanied by a voucher that will allow readers to download a free copy of the game’s soundtrack to their PS3.
Please continue to stay tuned for updates and sneak peeks for The Art of Journey. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the Journey Collector’s Edition, which will be available on store shelves this coming Tuesday, August 28.