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.
Sony says November's top-selling PS4 game, not including PS3->PS4 digital upgrades, is... Flower! Not my first guess. Check out the full November chart right here.
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…
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.
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…
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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.
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.
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.
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.
What games did some of the thinkers and titans of the game industry play in 2010?
The first LittleBigPlanet was home to crude recreations of various old-school games. LittleBigPlanet 2 can do a whole lot more.
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.
"Everything is intense the first time you experience it," says Jenova Chen, the 27-year-old creative director at Santa Monica-based studio ThatGameCompany.
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.
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.