Flower, the serene motion controlled gaming experience from Thatgamecompany, is blowing off of the PS3 and onto the Vita. We got a chance to try out this almost meditative portable experience, this year at E3 2013.
Journey's universal theme of connection resonated at the Game Developers Choice Awards, as the game won in six categories. The title was honored with Game of the Year, Best Audio, Best Game Design, Best Visual Arts, Best Downloadable Game, and the Innovation Award.
The critical success of a game does not guarantee financial stability for a developer, as experienced by the bankrupting of thatgamecompany due to the production of Journey. Although thatgamecompany is intent on sticking to its unique, storytelling vision, company co-founder Jenova Chen told Joystiq that they are exploring free-to-play gaming.
Journey was a spectacular and evocative game that captured the intricate emotions and wonder of a mythic journey through a desert filled with the ruins of a once great civilization. In the wake of their BAFTA Award win, the Executive Producer of the game let us know that there is little hope for another Journey.
Although Dishonored took Best Game honors at the 2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Video Game Awards, it was the PlayStation 3 title Journey which stole the show after receiving five awards.