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Flower – A Chat with Creative Director Jenova Chen

Chris Morell's Avatar Posted by on Jan 27, 2009 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On Friday, I sat down with Flower creative director Jenova Chen of thatgamecompany to talk about his studio’s upcoming game for PS3 available on PSN February 12. As you’ll see, Jenova’s quite a talented and intelligent guy — a film student and first-generation graduate of USC’s video-game design program, you can tell just how passionate he is about games and the emotions they bring out.

Jenova provides some great insight into the basics of Flower, the concept of game genres (and if Flower is creating a new relaxing style of gaming) and the inspiration behind the game’s extraordinary beauty. Plus, he drops a few hints about custom soundtracks, a secret ending and more. Take a look…

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+ Lyonsd on January 28th, 2009 at 11:42 pm said:

check out my site and also flowr looks ok but whats the point?


+ Gambit07 on January 29th, 2009 at 12:01 am said:

Been waiting patiently for this, day 1 here.


+ Beefer on January 29th, 2009 at 3:10 pm said:

I’m not surprised by flower. I hear it’s co-produced by the company that made flow. I love flow, I have no dout in my mide that I will love flower!


+ Beefer on January 29th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

opps… Mind not mide… lol


+ big-gunns on January 29th, 2009 at 8:27 pm said:

This game BLOWS my mind!! It looks so beautiful.


+ Zhi13 on January 30th, 2009 at 6:28 pm said:

I’m looking forward to this game


+ davidbadass13 on January 30th, 2009 at 9:32 pm said:

hehehe chris morell he was from gamepro magazine it was said you left for a job with sony and i was told to tell you that the dodgers SUCK!!!

hehe anyways game looks interesting and pretty cool , is there gonna be any news about burnzombieburn ? i like that game too


+ irishturtle on January 30th, 2009 at 11:36 pm said:

Can’t wait for this game


+ Dark_Vincent on January 31st, 2009 at 4:01 am said:

You were nervous there Chris. But hey mate, don’t worry. =) You did well (nice shirt btw), and all the coughing… poor Jenova, hope he gets better soon!

Looking forward to Flower. flOw was one of my favorite PSN games for a while (until PJE dethroned it).


+ Blue_Oni on January 31st, 2009 at 5:45 am said:

Day 1 for me.
I’m getting a Shadow of the Colossus vibe out of this game which is great…I really can’t wait to explore its worlds!


+ THATAIDE on January 31st, 2009 at 6:36 pm said:

Flow is just awful, Flower needs a demo, I wouldn’t buy it even for 1 dollar without trying it out first…


+ MayhemCK on January 31st, 2009 at 7:42 pm said:

expecting good things from this look of if is crazy japan keep em coming

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