A Game About Becoming A Better Person. And Claymation Birds

Not so long ago, Robin Hunicke played an instrumental role in making soothing, soulful PlayStation 3 hit Journey. Now she's heading up a new team and picking up where she left off: Luna is a game with no killing or amassing power, just human connection and learning from mistakes. » 10/17/14 7:00pm 10/17/14 7:00pm


Journey's coming to the PS4 later this year, along with cult PS3 fave The Unfinished Swan, according to a post on the official PlayStation blog. A line in the YouTube video's description mentions cross-buy: "Get more for your money with Cross-Buy - purchase this game for PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 and get the… » 8/12/14 10:48am 8/12/14 10:48am

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

Journey Cartoon Sums Up Most People's Journey Experience

Sure, at times it can feel magical, especially on that first playthrough, but after a while, the fact you can't communicate with anything more than a pulse can get on your nerves. Especially if the person you're playing with is a troll/moron. » 9/23/13 3:45am 9/23/13 3:45am

Happy Birthday, Love, Oh, The Guys Who Made Journey

This isn't a big deal. Let's be clear on that. But it is a nice touch, the kind of nice touch that reminds you there are sometimes real, actual humans involved in the video game supply chain. » 5/21/13 2:00am 5/21/13 2:00am

The Most Deserted, Abandoned Places In Video Games

You don't necessarily need noisy, crowded cities to make a section of a game exciting. Uninhabited wastelands, post-apocalyptic worlds, a sea of sand dunes, vast grasslands... These can all be strikingly beautiful places, and capable of telling enticing stories. » 4/04/13 8:00pm 4/04/13 8:00pm

Ah, The Beautiful, Serene Experience Of Journey's Rocket Death Match…

Journey is a beautiful, sometimes somber travel against wind, snow, and loneliness. Your silent interactions with strangers are poetic and more meaningful than exchanged words. And now it comes with rocket-equipped death matches. » 4/01/13 2:35pm 4/01/13 2:35pm

The Journey Composer Walks You Through His Entire Soundtrack

Journey wasn't just one of the best games of 2012, it also had easily one of the best soundtracks. Composer Austin Wintory assembled a remarkable collection of instruments and tonalities, the sort of holistic musical concoction we rarely get in games. » 3/04/13 2:00pm 3/04/13 2:00pm

The Art Director On Journey And Flower Just Formed His Own Studio

As unique as they are, the most striking thing about games like Flower and Journey may be their art styles. Now Matt Nava, the art director on both titles, has departed thatgamecompany to form his own development house, Giant Squid Studios, with the Los Angeles-based film and TV studio Ink Factory. » 3/02/13 5:00pm 3/02/13 5:00pm

She Lost Her Father, But Journey Helped Her Cope

Last year's standout PS3 game Journey was an emotional experience for many. That was certainly the case for Sophia, a 15-year-old who wrote the above letter to one of the game's creators, Jenova Chen, about how Journey helped her cope with the loss of her father. » 2/07/13 6:38pm 2/07/13 6:38pm

Here Are the 2012 Games That Developers Want to Give Awards to

Of all the video game events that happen every year, the Game Developers Choice Awards might be the ones that resonate most with game-makers. That's because they're determined by the masses of folks who make video games vote to nominate the best examples of the form from the preceding months. » 1/24/13 4:00pm 1/24/13 4:00pm

Before You Start: One Tip For Playing Journey The Best Way

Here at Kotaku, we like to put together lists of tips for getting the most out of some games. Skyrim, Far Cry 3, Arkham City, games like that. » 12/31/12 2:00pm 12/31/12 2:00pm

Meet Funomena, An Indie Studio You Should Probably Keep An Eye On

Last month, a new independent games developer was founded in the city of San Francisco. It's called Funomena, and considering who's on the payroll, it'll be interesting seeing what comes out of the studio. » 10/17/12 2:00am 10/17/12 2:00am

One Stranger Made a World of Difference to a Fifteen-Year-Old's Journey

Since the year before I got married, it's become an annual ritual, an immutable part of my life. For one week every summer, my husband's family all get together in a bunch of little apartments down by the beach, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The horde of us are about thirty strong, these days, and with the… » 7/31/12 10:00am 7/31/12 10:00am

Did Journey Blow Its Ending?

ThatGameCompany's Journey was an immaculately constructed game; one that felt like it didn't have an ounce of fat on it. From beginning to end, not a single experience was repeated. » 6/25/12 2:00pm 6/25/12 2:00pm

Journey Cosplay is Tough, Because Humans Have Arms

While it's not as cute as the feline edition, this round of cosplay featuring humans dressed as the characters from PS3 game Journey is just as impressive. » 6/15/12 2:00am 6/15/12 2:00am