Articles tagged with: Flower
Indie-hit Flower, developed by thatgamecompany, is seemingly heading to PlayStation Vita if IndieCade’s list of playable titles is correct. Flower has met critical acclaim on PSN and was followed by the spectacular Journey last year.
Ah, Sixaxis. Remember that? Sony pushed this motion-sensing technology in a big way before the launch of the PS3, but then Lair came out and everyone decided it was the worst thing in the world. That said, there are some good uses of the Sixaxis out there, so let’s take some time to remember them; to be honest we initially struggled to get to five, but we got there in the end!
Staff credits shouldn’t just be a list of names; they should be a reward for completing the game. Unfortunately most titles choose to take the former route, forcing us to make a cup of tea until we can take control again. However, very occasionally, a game’s credits more than justify the time spent getting up to that point, and remind us why we started playing in the first place.
The Journey Collector’s Edition has been announced by thatgamecompany, marking the studio’s first Blu-ray release.
It will include their three PS3 games so far: flOw, Flower and Journey – the latter is the fastest-selling PSN game ever.
It’s been a busy day at thatgamecompany with a few interesting news stories.
We have now reached the final entry in our ‘20 Days of PSN’. It’s a journey that began with survival horror title Siren: Blood Curse and featured many gems along the way, such as Limbo, Braid and WipEout HD. In at #2 came Q-Games’ physics-based puzzler PixelJunk Shooter, and it takes something special to out-do that. So without further ado, let’s introduce Flower, the best of PSN.
The PlayStation Network has come a very long way in the last five years.
Believe it or not, there was a time when merely a handful of games were available on the PlayStation Store, and only a fraction of those were actually worth playing. However, nowadays, Sony’s online service is full to bursting with quality titles that have no doubt had your virtual wallet begging for mercy on more than one occasion.
Believe it or not, the PlayStation 3 was released nearly four years ago, and since then the console has been graced with hundreds of great titles. Therefore, we at PS3 Attitude thought we’d take some time to pay tribute to the people who create the games that make our mundane lives just that little bit more entertaining: the developers.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be revealing our one hundred favourite developers, and believe us when we say that there are some incredibly talented teams included. We’ve now revealed eighty developers in our mammoth list, and today we’re revealing ten more.
Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum beat off strong competition from Uncharted 2: Amongst Thieves to win the best game category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards. Rocksteady’s portrayal of the Caped Crusader also took the award for best gameplay. Isn’t this award just further proof that Arkham Asylum is not only the best Batman game, but also the best ever superhero game?
With the release of Heavy Rain this week, I thought I’d revisit some of the most innovative games that have graced the PlayStation 3 in the last few years.
Nowadays, it feels like every other game is a direct copy of Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto, so it’s refreshing when a game pushes the boundaries and pioneers something which is genuinely new.
Forget about peripherals, the most exciting developments in gaming will come through digital distribution. This is the view of DavidJaffe, the mastermind behind the God of War franchise.
Momentum is building for the Fall release of Sony’s Motion controller, but it seems that they may be looking to the past to attract new sales.
If you’re looking for a good read with your coffee and Twitter feed this afternoon, we highly recommend Brian Ashcraft’s piece on Chen Jenova and studio extraordinaire ThatGameCompany over at Kotaku.
The article covers the precocious Jenova and how we started out on the long road to game development along with an intriguing insight into how ThatGameCompany approach the tricky topic of ethics and gaming.
Other interesting tidbits found in the article include talk of the studio’s third in their three game deal with Sony. Having already impressed us with fl0w and what we like to deem “yoga for the eyes” Flower, Chen reveals the team are hard at work on their next challenge.
When it comes to smaller, niche and even retro games, the PSN is where it’s at these days.
Speaking over at the official PS Blog (we’ve mentioned that we love that site, right?) Senior Manager of the PlayStation Store, Grace Chen, has announced “PSN Spring Fever”.
Flower, the game that has made our Most Wanted List, will be hitting the North American PSN Store this week. In celebration the folks over at PlayStation.Blog have posted a behind the scenes video with the developers of the game.
From beautiful landscapes and serene music to a woman with pink hair, wait…what? Pink hair? Yes, we said pink hair, just watch the video…
With the emergence of pricing and release information ($9.99 / February 12th) along with technical details (200,000 blades of grass animated at the same time), you can expect to see more and more Flower news blossoming over the coming days.
Chris Morell over at the PlayStation blog sat down with Jenova Chen from thatgamecompany and had a chat about the upcoming floral phenomenon.
We already talked about Flower this week, the forthcoming casual game from thatgamecompany, when we revealed the February 12th release date.
Hopefully that gameplay video we showed made you sit back and appreciate just what the PS3 is capable of. Now, we can reveal some of the startling facts behind this much-anticipated title.
Simply beautiful, and certainly one of this particular author’s most anticipated releases for 2009, Flower has got a release date; 12th February.
Although we haven’t been told what price Flower will go for, we’re pretty sure it’ll be cheaper than a dozen real roses and might just convince your other half that the PlayStation 3 really is value for money. Want to see what I mean? Video after the jump…