$7M Raised, A New Phase of Development Begins
Posted by Sunni 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.
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.
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
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!
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!
May 27th, 2014 at 10:14 am
We love thatgamecompany – the new game please on PlayStation 4, too!
May 27th, 2014 at 10:15 am
Congrats! Keep up the amazing work!
May 27th, 2014 at 10:46 am
Congratulations! I am so excited, I can’t wait to hear more about it!
May 27th, 2014 at 11:03 am
Journey was incredible hope next one will be too-get it on ps4 please
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
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 !
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.
May 27th, 2014 at 7:12 pm
not support Chinese?OH NO
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.
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!
May 29th, 2014 at 1:48 am
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!
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!
May 31st, 2014 at 5:06 am
is going to be great if they make a journey 2
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
June 3rd, 2014 at 6:40 am
Congrats!! This is such good news, to us all
June 4th, 2014 at 2:26 pm
Congratulations. You’re the best.
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…
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!
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
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 =)
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…
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!!
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.
June 18th, 2014 at 1:59 pm
please , make journey’s sequel
June 18th, 2014 at 2:08 pm
Ans Agarthan , they objective is to change human way of think , not sell thingies and toys
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.
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.
June 30th, 2014 at 10:28 am
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!
July 11th, 2014 at 8:34 am
ok , maybe i need to wait 2 months to new news.
July 16th, 2014 at 9:27 am
Great Game guys!
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.
July 22nd, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Whatever it is..Don’t forget the Wii U this time
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
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!
July 24th, 2014 at 1:42 pm
If you re not doing the next game journey sequel , make something about stars:)
July 29th, 2014 at 9:49 am
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!
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.
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.
November 21st, 2014 at 3:38 am
Make game, which will looks like a cross over with Katamari series and Journey
December 15th, 2014 at 10:44 am
I can’t wait for it! =D
I’ve read you are not whith Sony now, so I hope your next game will be on PC.
I wish you goog luck, still being so great!
March 11th, 2015 at 4:42 pm
I’m I the only one but…. I cried at the of Journey. I know its a bit intense but… yes, I did.
July 26th, 2015 at 12:42 pm
I would like to thank for your difrent games so smooth for heart and soul I like all but I have 42 years old and I dont have shame to say that journey was the first game that made me cry in the end. storng emotion awating for the new game
(excuse my bad englis Im brazillian)
July 26th, 2015 at 1:34 pm
i, and many people i know loved your use of hooded figures it gives a sense of mystery and connectedness to the character, i hope there is more hooded characters or mysterious characters in the next game!
November 28th, 2015 at 6:07 pm
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I AM A HAPPY.
November 28th, 2015 at 6:20 pm
I also played all of your minigames multiple times, I beat Flower, played flOw for about 3 hours a day for a week or so, and I beat Journey 7 times, got the white robe, achieved all the achievements, and spread word about this game to all of my friends for a whole year. I am extremely pleased about everything that you’ve done with your company… all the hearts and minds you’ve touched, lives you’ve changed. Very well done.
Also…. I need a new scarf for when it gets cold. Got any partners in mind?
(I would buy 4 scarves for my best buddies and myself, even at $20/each)
January 19th, 2016 at 10:40 am
Guys! Any news for us about the new game?!
Journey was the most amazing game I have ever seen, and I’m so sad that I was not able to play it (I don’t have a playstation) but still watched the playthrough 2 times. I always come back here looking for news…please, talk to us! haha
And for the love of god, make it run on PC!
June 1st, 2016 at 1:12 am
I dearly hope you are working on a psvr game. Journey would be incredible in vr.
August 23rd, 2016 at 7:56 am
How amazing that you guys came up with such a beautiful game, you have actually managed to make a 40 year old fart like me unexpectedly cry when I reached the end… I loved every aspect of the game, especially the beautiful graphics and details which together with the amazing music created an incredible atmosphere. The unusual anonymous coop-concept that forces/enables players to communicate beyond language barriers and cooperate positively without prejudice is what made this game my all time favourite. In short, this game brings out the best in people and helps you restore your faith in humanity a bit…
I could go on and on with what I love about this game, but you guys simply nailed it with Journey and I can’t wait for the next game to arrive.
February 4th, 2017 at 11:21 am
Can I also invest 50k or is it too late?