From the makers of Flower comes Journey

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Oh my goodness. I want this book so bad. I really don't have the money to spend on it right now, though.

Ordered a copy for my wife for Christmas. I bought it as soon as I saw it was up on Wednesday so I hope I'm in that 750.

SixteenBlue wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Oh my goodness. I want this book so bad. I really don't have the money to spend on it right now, though.

Ordered a copy for my wife for Christmas. I bought it as soon as I saw it was up on Wednesday so I hope I'm in that 750.

That's rad. How did you find out about it? I saw the blurb on Joystiq which went up yesterday. Mostly, I'm just curious. I'm sad I ordered it so late. I'm curious which OSes will be supported. I imagine it'll just be Android and iOS. I have a Windows phone, but I should be able to borrow my roommate's Android phone to check it out.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Oh my goodness. I want this book so bad. I really don't have the money to spend on it right now, though.

Ordered a copy for my wife for Christmas. I bought it as soon as I saw it was up on Wednesday so I hope I'm in that 750.

That's rad. How did you find out about it? I saw the blurb on Joystiq which went up yesterday. Mostly, I'm just curious. I'm sad I ordered it so late. I'm curious which OSes will be supported. I imagine it'll just be Android and iOS. I have a Windows phone, but I should be able to borrow my roommate's Android phone to check it out.

I follow thatgamecompany on twitter. I'm bummed that I'll have to wait til Christmas, haha.

SixteenBlue wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:
SixteenBlue wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Oh my goodness. I want this book so bad. I really don't have the money to spend on it right now, though.

Ordered a copy for my wife for Christmas. I bought it as soon as I saw it was up on Wednesday so I hope I'm in that 750.

That's rad. How did you find out about it? I saw the blurb on Joystiq which went up yesterday. Mostly, I'm just curious. I'm sad I ordered it so late. I'm curious which OSes will be supported. I imagine it'll just be Android and iOS. I have a Windows phone, but I should be able to borrow my roommate's Android phone to check it out.

I follow thatgamecompany on twitter. I'm bummed that I'll have to wait til Christmas, haha.

Oh jeez, that DOES suck. It's totally shrinkwrapped. You could always pretend it arrived unshrinkwrapped.

The store page has been updated to say that signed copies are sold out. Since it wasn't like that when I ordered, maybe I got in an order in time.

Why haven't you shipped yet, my precious book? Why?

Well, October 5th is the supposed ship date according to Blue Canvas's website. They're actually showing that the book is completely sold out now. I haven't received an email notification yet, but my fingers are crossed it'll go out today.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Well, October 5th is the supposed ship date according to Blue Canvas's website. They're actually showing that the book is completely sold out now. I haven't received an email notification yet, but my fingers are crossed it'll go out today.

Haven't heard anything yet either.

So, I noticed that my tracking number said "out for delivery" today. I went and checked the mail on my lunch break but didn't get it. However, it just showed up on my doorstep!!! It's beautiful, and I got a signed version! I still have yet to look through it in detail. I'm going to take my time with it.

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Oh, and the book comes with a free PSN code for the soundtrack, which I already have purchased. So, the first person to PM me who owns a PS3 gets the code.

Ooh - that looks very nice!

Aristophan wrote:

Ooh - that looks very nice!

Soundtrack code sent!

So, I read through the whole book one day over the weekend. It's very beautiful and cool. This evening, I got my roommate to download the Journey Daqri AR app onto his Android phone and checked that out. It's freaky cool. Once google gets their AR glasses going, it's going to change the world. It's so very strange but natural at the same time. Hurray for technology!

Tuffalobuffalo gifted me the Journey soundtrack a few days ago. It is fantastic! It takes me right back into the game. Thanks again!

That book looks sick!

Wintory's soundtrack is up for a Grammy!

Is this the first game soundtrack nominated? I know Baba Yetu won one, but that was trojan horsed through a different album.

shoptroll wrote:

Wintory's soundtrack is up for a Grammy!

Is this the first game soundtrack nominated? I know Baba Yetu won one, but that was trojan horsed through a different album.

It won two, actually- the first time it was as the game song, I think.

Also, (and I'll post this to the random love thread) our label got a nomination in the Classical Compendium category for Harry Partch's Bitter Music
http://www.bridgerecords.com/catpage...

shoptroll wrote:

Wintory's soundtrack is up for a Grammy!

Is this the first game soundtrack nominated? I know Baba Yetu won one, but that was trojan horsed through a different album.

Fascinating! I think the only one was Baba Yetu. So, looking at the full list of nominees, have they always had the categories labeled like they do now - Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media? I like that they might be doing that now. That seems like a great step seeing as most artists are lumping everything (music, games, etc.) into a "visual media" category.

Edit: So, if I actually look at the list and decide what the best score is, it HAS to go to The Artist's score. It's just brilliant on so many levels. Journey would be my runner up, however, without going and re-watching the movies or re-listening to the soundtracks.

Mark my words, The Artist will win. All of the scores are great, but The Artist's score was brilliant and unique for the current times.

Just finished this game for the first time. Really, really good. I did the last third with the same random person and it was fantastic. There is really nothing like it. Really happy with it, as it was one of the reasons I got a ps3 with. Also I knew very little other then that it was very good going in. I really just wish it didn't end really, although I suppose it doesn't.

master0 wrote:

Just finished this game for the first time. Really, really good. I did the last third with the same random person and it was fantastic. There is really nothing like it. Really happy with it, as it was one of the reasons I got a ps3 with. Also I knew very little other then that it was very good going in. I really just wish it didn't end really, although I suppose it doesn't.

That's the way it goes. You can at least trophy hunt and get the awesome white cloak.

If you're interested, Wintory was interviewed on CBC Radio last week about his nomination. The interview starts off the top, at about 4 minutes in.

Forte wrote:

If you're interested, Wintory was interviewed on CBC Radio last week about his nomination. The interview starts off the top, at about 4 minutes in.

Thanks for that link! It's great to know that video game scores are being recognized. I can't recall if Mr. Wintory was on Top Score. Anyways, it's a great interview.

Edit: Austin Wintory brought up the art book which is awesome. I'm very glad I got a signed copy. Journey was an incredibly beautiful game.

Edit 2: That was a great interview. I highly recommend listtening to it.

I finally got around to playing this. I really enjoyed it and was quite impressed by the technical achievements. Those sand physics were impressive.

I didn't care for the multiplayer and turned it off pretty quickly. Having more than one person go on the journey took me out of the game and I much preferred doing it solo.

My favorite part was near the end

Spoiler:

the part after the snowstorm where you soared over the waterfalls

It gave me goosebumps.

Koz wrote:

I finally got around to playing this. I really enjoyed it and was quite impressed by the technical achievements. Those sand physics were impressive.

I didn't care for the multiplayer and turned it off pretty quickly. Having more than one person go on the journey took me out of the game and I much preferred doing it solo.

My favorite part was near the end

Spoiler:

the part after the snowstorm where you soared over the waterfalls

It gave me goosebumps.

Aw the multiplayer was great in the cold section, just loved it there. Although it depends on the person your grouped with. We stuck together for quite a while, was fantastic.

I played this while avoiding a party at a co-workers house several months ago. Playing it tonight with my kids, though, such a better experience. We only made it half way through the game but it was awesome- they did not like the "bad guys" in the game, not one iota (they made me play those sections).

Edit: Aw crap... I misread. At any rate... it's a fun write up about the nomination.

Wow.

Played it tonight in one sitting. Thought I was with one companion the whole time but apparently it was two. Guess I should pay more attention to the clothes, with the patterns around them.

Not sure what to say. Amazing experience. Going back to read the thread now.

Thinking I might want to platinum this, but it looks like a couple trophies might be best done offline, hunting down things and so on. But I don't think I want to play alone.

I got all the trophies (there isn't a platinum). It's actually quite fun, especially if you enjoy the score. It's a very nice way to revisit the game, but you will never get the emotional connection that you did the first time through.

Watching my wife play now - it's as close to the first time experience as I'm going to get

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

but you will never get the emotional connection that you did the first time through.

Read through the thread now and wow, yeah.

Like several others, jaw-dropping moment when

Spoiler:

The camera went to the side and saw the sunset

There were a lot of beautiful scenes, but that one stood out to me. I even made my wife look up from her laptop and watch what I was doing. I also had her watching the between level scenes with me trying to figure out what the heck was going on.

And then tears almost came when

Spoiler:

my partner collapsed in the snow about 5 feet in front of me, and then I saw myself going down too. I thought that might be the end of the game. And would have been ok with that in some ways. Was a hell of a Journey at that point. But then thankfully the end happened, and there were some eyes welling up with happy tears as we walked into the light together.

Everyone with a PS3 must play this.

I'm almost glad that there isn't a gifting feature for PSN like Steam. I would be broke.