$7M Raised, A New Phase of Development Begins

Posted by on May 27th, 2014

We are proud to share the news today that our studio has entered the next phase of development on our upcoming project and has raised an additional $7 million in funding. We are happy to partner with Capital Today and a team of other investors who share our vision in making meaningful interactive experiences that inspire, connect, and emotionally touch the hearts of players around the world.

With this new investment, our studio is able to scale up development efforts to focus on making the best game possible in the same spirit as flOw, Flower, and Journey. We’ll also begin laying the infrastructure to self-publish, market, and distribute on our own terms for this next project and beyond.

Since finishing Journey, the team has been hard at work to make an emotionally engaging experience centered around human connections for players of all ages and backgrounds. We’re eager to share more information with everyone as we get further into development. Until then, a big thanks to everyone for your patience and ongoing support.

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44 Comments:

Comment by: NhiKo

May 27th, 2014 at 8:16 am

Flower was so important to me at the time… you don’t know how thankful I am for this piece of art. Then came Journey, an incredible experience where muted strangers help each other finding secrets, and talk about this wordless storytelling. I love your games because they’re so much more than games ^^ I can’t wait to see the next one.

Comment by: Eduardo Calado

May 27th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Hope to see your new work as soon as possible :) love flow, flower and JOURNEY!! Happy gaming, ass: just another fan :D

Comment by: Andrei Shulgach

May 27th, 2014 at 8:53 am

Fantastic! I have no doubt that you guys will create something incredible and touching to many who interact with your video games. Like the comments before me, Flower and Journey were a huge inspiration to me and I cannot wait for what lies ahead. You guys are incredible, and each one of you deserves every bit of credit for your amazing achievement. Good luck and I look forward to the reveal!

Comment by: Scott Silver

May 27th, 2014 at 9:28 am

This is great news. The entire team deserve every cent they earn and the studio as a whole deserves every bit of success.

Your titles have touched many, and I’m proud to say I’ve been a fan since flOw arrived on my PS3 back in 2006. Of course, Journey has to be my favourite.

Looking forward to my next “Journey” from TGC!

Comment by: gamesart

May 27th, 2014 at 10:14 am

We love thatgamecompany – the new game please on PlayStation 4, too!

Comment by: Avi

May 27th, 2014 at 10:15 am

Congrats! Keep up the amazing work!

Comment by: Rebecca

May 27th, 2014 at 10:46 am

Congratulations! I am so excited, I can’t wait to hear more about it!

Comment by: Rob

May 27th, 2014 at 11:03 am

Journey was incredible hope next one will be too-get it on ps4 please

Comment by: lontrus15

May 27th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

I only hope this will be on ps3 bought pack like 1 year ago Journey – awesome people story and music , flower – music moving pad to “move” , flow , intresting concept with evolove system , and minimalistic graphic

Comment by: ColChope

May 27th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I really hope your next game will be available in PC !
I was never able to play Jounery or Flower, while I really want to play it !

Comment by: DDrummond

May 27th, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Just please please please makeit playable on a ps3……… we love all of your games. No one else make games like these.

Comment by: zhongguo wanjia

May 27th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

not support Chinese?OH NO
english NOooooooooooo

Comment by: andrew

May 28th, 2014 at 8:18 am

Journey was an amazing experience. I played through it multiple times, each time it moved me so completely. Looking forward to the next game. Please make available on PS4.

Comment by: Alessandro Ignis

May 28th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I’m really glad you managed to start your next project! I’ve been following every game you guys made since Cloud, and i loved each and every one of them. Looking forward to it!

Comment by: hanzuBOY

May 29th, 2014 at 1:48 am

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Comment by: hanzuBOY

May 29th, 2014 at 1:51 am

Xinghan eldest brother, does this mean that the new work you have acknowledged the risk investment? Look forward to!

Comment by: Joya

May 30th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Hooray! I’m very excited, this is great news! Congrats, and thank you for all of your work. Let me just say that it is developers like you that keep me inspired and motivated to become a game designer. Thanks for fueling my dream, I’m really looking forward to experiencing your next game!

Comment by: A M O

May 31st, 2014 at 5:06 am

is going to be great if they make a journey 2

Comment by: Melanie

June 1st, 2014 at 10:34 am

I’m so ecstatic to hear this news. Flower really helped me through a rough time in my life. Until then I didn’t even know a video game could make me feel like that. I know this may sound weird, but I learned a little about myself because of that game and to this day I’m a better person from it. I know that whatever you guys do next will be amazing. Good luck !! <3333

Comment by: Félix

June 3rd, 2014 at 6:40 am

Congrats!! This is such good news, to us all :)

Comment by: Iban

June 4th, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Congratulations. You’re the best.

Comment by: Jaime M

June 8th, 2014 at 2:46 am

I always say to my friends that you don’t make games,you make experiences. I’m very excited for the next experience…

Comment by: Takura

June 8th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

As a long time fan and lover of all of your works this brought a big smile to my face.

Journey is still my favourite gaming experience of all time, but let’s hope that your next project will be equally if not more unique and beautiful.

I wish you all the best of luck! :)

Comment by: jorge bh

June 11th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Journey reallis is a piece of art, a master piece. It is not just a videogame, flower and flow are beautiful too. I can’t wait for the next game. Journey changed my life, thanks for maiig this. I’ll keep a copy of journey for the rest of my life and I won’t get tired of its amazing soundtrack, thanks, thanks, thanks :)

Comment by: Aaron

June 12th, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Excellent news guys, way to go! Been looking forwards for ages. still can’t go too long without playing Journey, start to finish. And I never struggle bumping into other people in the who clearly feel the same way. Congrats y’all! still some waiting to do but I’m pumped =)

Comment by: Agarthan

June 14th, 2014 at 12:33 am

I still fire up Journey as a touchstone “place to go” where I can interact with strangers from around the world, free of the confines of gender, language, even time… it’s a centre of calm in my daily maelstrom (and I’m a 48 year old male!)
I am disappointed to hear it’s unlikely Journey will ever come to PS4 (the console I’m putting off buying til the inevitable bundles that should appear with Assassins Creed: Unity this November), but perhaps this new and much-anticipated exoerience will soften the loss…

Comment by: Agarthan

June 14th, 2014 at 12:41 am

P.S. You guys really are missing out on some merchandising dollars for Journey stuff – let’s just say that if there were good-quality business neckties, usefully-warm actual scarves, or other stuff like ponchos or cushion-covers – themed for either red or white-coats – my response would definitely be: just take my money!!

Comment by: Agarthan

June 14th, 2014 at 12:54 am

Oooo! One more thing – nearly forgot: Journey Tarot!
By Crom, I’d buy that set in a heartbeat.

Comment by: A M O

June 18th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

please , make journey’s sequel

Comment by: A M O

June 18th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Ans Agarthan , they objective is to change human way of think , not sell thingies and toys

Comment by: Scourge

June 24th, 2014 at 12:07 am

I just played and finished Journey tonight. I was blown away. And I am still depressed it finished. What an incredible story. What an incredible interaction with another player. Before the last scene, the other player drew a heart in the snow and I’m sure we were both smiling and laughing. Thank you for such a wonderful experience.

Comment by: Screech

June 29th, 2014 at 10:48 am

I hope you make a sequel to journey, because I fell in love with that game and have almost 100% in trophies. Right now my heart begs to play it, I’ve played with some amazing people who have given me an amazing and different experience each time I play online. Thank you for an heart touching game.

Comment by: A M O

June 30th, 2014 at 10:28 am

#journeysequel

Comment by: DeVaughn

July 3rd, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Whatever you make I’ll buy. Been a fan since Flow on the PSP.Good luck! Hope you reach a wider audience now!

Comment by: A M O

July 11th, 2014 at 8:34 am

ok , maybe i need to wait 2 months to new news.

Comment by: Tom

July 16th, 2014 at 9:27 am

Great Game guys!

Comment by: Brian George

July 18th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I am hoping we will see it on PS4 as well. Let’s hope we won’t have a long wait.

Comment by: Alex

July 22nd, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Whatever it is..Don’t forget the Wii U this time ;)

Comment by: Josh Calenvar

July 22nd, 2014 at 6:47 pm

I’m not one to spam or anything but I just read this kid’s story and I don’t have the money to donate so I feel like I should at least pass it around.. gofundme.com/Genapex

Comment by: Peggy

July 23rd, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Journey was the best and when I heard That Game Company was defunct I cried inside. I love your game concepts and am so happy you are back! May you be stronger than ever and give obnoxious EA a run for their money!

Comment by: A M O

July 24th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

If you re not doing the next game journey sequel , make something about stars:)

Comment by: Aaron

July 29th, 2014 at 9:49 am

Peggy:
We were never defunct. Right after Journey was finished, we started work on our current game and as such, we’ve been working on it for over two years now. :)
We hope that you’ll play and enjoy our next game!

Comment by: Yasasu

August 4th, 2014 at 9:53 am

Thats Great News!! i love Journey game, is my favorite! i hope you can make a sequel or another Journey! Please i beg and i will buy it no matter the price XD. My best wishes for you!

You guys make games that reach the heart.

Comment by: Patrick Holland

September 12th, 2014 at 5:46 am

I got a PS3 purely to play Thatgamecompany games. But of course these aren’t really games so much as a new art form. TGC, your work means so much to so many people. You’re doing something no one has ever done before. Thank you, guys. What beautiful experiences you’ve already given us. And I can’t wait to experience the next one.

   
   

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