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Back in September, we asked you what questions you had for Composer Vincent Diamante (Cloud, Flower, New Game) and Feel Engineer Adam Lederer (New Game).  We picked some of the best answers and answered them.  Be prepared, though, because these are some epic answers:

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thatgamecompany in Edinburgh!

Posted by on August 7th, 2013

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.

Edinburgh Austin

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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Journey CEWe’re glad to say that the Journey Collector’s Edition has been released physically in almost every region that PlayStation covers!  Americas, Asia (which excludes Japan), and now Europe (which includes Australia, New Zealand, and some other areas).

The Collector’s Edition was recently released on the PlayStation Network in the European region and was released on disc last month.  It’s available in the United Kingdom for £15.99 and is available in the rest of the European region for 19.99.  Other countries will have similar pricing.  (The disc may not be available in some countries that are part of the SCEE region, but the PSN version is available in every country.)

The European version is the same as the American and Asian releases, but the EU PSN version doesn’t include the PlayStation Plus Trial nor the avatars.  The Physical version includes the avatars but not the PS+ Trial.

We don’t have much at all to do with where the CE gets released as Sony is handling everything on that side.  We are very thankful for all the great people at Sony Europe that pushed the release through the European region and worked out everything between manufacturers, distributors, and retailers.  It’s just amazing seeing people from all over the world tweeting, messaging, and posting all over the internet about how they have bought the disc.

Acceptance of the Void

On another note, Sony and Matt Nava have worked with Cook and Becker to produce high quality, limited edition, Giclee prints from Journey.  These include some of the most memorable scenes from Journey, as well as some concept art.

Click through to see some more images.

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Happy Birthday: TGC Celebrates 7 years

Posted by on May 15th, 2013

Delicious birthday cake for TGC's 7th birthday

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.

More reasons for celebrating this past year: 

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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:

Click “Read More” to see some more information on the store.

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