The Halo-on-Atari-2600 Game is Going Into the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian American Art Museum yesterday acquired two games for its permanent collection. One of them seems right at home—Flower, the independent title almost universally praised by critics for its artistic flourishes. The other is, basically, Halo if it was made for the Atari 2600. » 12/18/13 1:30pm 12/18/13 1:30pm

Flower On PS3 Versus PS4

Flower is often cited as an example of how beautiful games can be. Part something about flower petals instead of guns, but it's also to do with how beautifully the environment moved and responded to you. So, as a PS4 launch title, it's a good example of how visuals have improved since Sony's last generation of… » 11/13/13 2:00pm 11/13/13 2:00pm

A PlayStation 3 Game Will Be Part of a Church Service This Sunday

Move over, Sunday service collection plate. You're being replaced this coming Sunday by ThatGameCompany's Flower, as the brightly colored PlayStation 3 title becomes possibly the first video game to be incorporated in a religious service. » 5/10/12 5:00pm 5/10/12 5:00pm

From Flower to Journey and Beyond: A Talk with Kellee Santiago of…


Kellee Santiago is president and co-founder of thatgamecompany, which released Journey last week. Their previous game, Flower, is a featured, playable game at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibit The Art of Video Games, which opened this weekend. Santiago was at the museum as one of the featured… » 3/20/12 6:00pm 3/20/12 6:00pm

Journey, Flower Developers Looking Beyond the PlayStation 3

Sony has done a great job with its exclusive PlayStation Network titles of promoting the kind of games you wouldn't expect to see promoted on a modern video game console. Games like Flower, and Journey. » 2/28/12 1:00am 2/28/12 1:00am

Today's Best Use of Unauthorized Video Game Footage

Chinese songstress Yang Yuying couldn't have chosen a better video game to accompany a live performance of her song "I'll Be Waiting For You In The Spring" than ThatGameCompany's PlayStation Network masterpiece Flower, though she probably should have asked permission first. » 1/18/12 5:00pm 1/18/12 5:00pm

Oh, Fox News. Will You Ever Not Suck At Talking About Video Games?

Yesterday, several of my friends emailed me links to the video clip above, a "Fox and Friends" segment that aired a few days ago. In their accompanying emails, each person voiced similar sentiments of pissed-off frustration. » 9/07/11 9:00pm 9/07/11 9:00pm

6 1/2 Minutes of the Most Gorgeous Game You'll See This Week

This is Journey, a downloadable game for the PlayStation 3 that is coming out this fall and looks like a dream. The game's creators at ThatGameCompany are running a beta for the Journey now, to test its quiet, anonymous multiplayer mode. » 7/01/11 6:00pm 7/01/11 6:00pm

Flower Creators: No New Games This Year, Intrigued By PlayStation Move

That Game Company's Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago, saw their team's game Flower nominated for several Game Developer's Choice Awards, winning for Best Downloadable. We talked about their future, Pokemon, and, since they made motion-games for the PS3, PlayStation Move. » 3/14/10 8:00pm 3/14/10 8:00pm

And The Nominees For The 10th Annual GDC Awards Are...

The nominations are in for the 10th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, with Uncharted 2, Flower, and Assassin's Creed II dominating the nominating. » 1/19/10 12:30pm 1/19/10 12:30pm

DVR Alert: Spike Televises Top 2009 Indie Developers Tonight

Spike TV's second-annual special celebrating indie games airs on Spike tonight. Host Geoff Keighley shared a copy of the show early with Kotaku and it does indeed feature visits with the makers of Osmos, 'Splosion Man, Trials HD and Flower. » 12/10/09 8:00pm 12/10/09 8:00pm

ThatGameCompany And The Beauty Of Taking Risks

"Everything is intense the first time you experience it," says Jenova Chen, the 27-year-old creative director at Santa Monica-based studio ThatGameCompany. » 6/15/09 4:00pm 6/15/09 4:00pm

Frankenreview: Flower

Following up on their success with the PlayStation Network favorite Flow, thatgamecompany returns to the PlayStation 3 with Flower, a game that attempts to capture the poetry of a flower petal riding the wind. » 2/11/09 3:20pm 2/11/09 3:20pm

Flower Micro-Review: All We Are Is Dust In The Wind

Flower is an odd proposition. Just like thatgamecompany's last title, flOw, it's not really a game. It's a relaxant, suited more for a 3am slump on the couch than a 3-hour session after work. » 2/10/09 2:00pm 2/10/09 2:00pm

Flower Blooms Official Release Date

Flower, the poetic new PlayStation Network titles from the creators of PSN favorite flOw has sprouted a release date, popping out of the ground in early February. » 1/19/09 11:20am 1/19/09 11:20am