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Kellee Santiago's Avatar + Posted by Kellee Santiago on Nov 12, 2010 // President and co-founder of thatgamecompany

Since popping our heads out of the sand to announce Journey at E3 this year, we have been deep in the throes of development. But now I’m peeking up again to see if any of you might be interested in giving us feedback on the game here in Los Angeles!

Journey: Mountain

As you might already know, we have an extremely iterative development process, which means that although we are still building out the game, we like to get feedback from players early so we can incorporate it into the final version. This is a great opportunity to see the game as it progresses, and get a look behind the curtain of game development. Also, we’d love to have folks from this community help us! Here’s the info:

Evening of November 19th, 2010

Requirements to participate are:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Be an active PSN game player. We want people who are familiar with PSN games, visit the Store, and download games as a part of their PlayStation life.
  • Live in Los Angeles, and have reliable transportation to the playtest in Santa Monica.

Journey: Bridges

In case you missed our E3 announcement, Journey is our latest game we’re working on with SCEA’s Santa Monica Studio, following flOw and Flower for PS3. With Journey we are taking a departure from our previous two games, introducing a human-like playable character, and a narrative that is much more like an adventure. All the while we are aiming to keep the emotion and beauty that our previous projects have become known for.

If you are interested and qualified, please send an email with your name, age, address, PSN ID, and contact number to journeyplaytest@gmail.com. If you are selected, you will receive an email with confirmation and the specific details.

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+ Butters360 on November 12th, 2010 at 11:17 am said:

Hey the title needs to be fixed. It says “Playtest thegamecompany” instead of “thatgamecompany.”


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+ eTrece on November 12th, 2010 at 11:18 am said:

I am willing to test, loved the other games by tgc.


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+ Risingsuntzu on November 12th, 2010 at 11:18 am said:

I want to participate, I live in the area and meet all the requirements.


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+ iComet on November 12th, 2010 at 11:19 am said:

Interesting…
Flow and Flower were great. I’m sure this game will be fun as well! Can’t wait.


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+ fifthcore on November 12th, 2010 at 11:19 am said:

Yes Please.


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+ Nightmare142 on November 12th, 2010 at 11:20 am said:

Requirements: “Live in Los Angeles”….. Can’t join :( but the game looks great.


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+ Zezzler on November 12th, 2010 at 11:22 am said:

That sounds really cool. I hope to see some more coverage about this.


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+ MoneyMaker110 on November 12th, 2010 at 11:24 am said:

ah well, i don’t live in LA. looks cool though.


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+ dabomb4eve on November 12th, 2010 at 11:24 am said:

Awesome. I fulfill all the requirements, but don’t get home from work til late. Hope to hear more info soon!


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+ BitGlitch on November 12th, 2010 at 11:24 am said:

This sounds awesome. I live in LA and meet the other criteria.


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+ Zarxce on November 12th, 2010 at 11:25 am said:

Too bad you guys don’t have a studio up here in Vancouver where I could have tested it.

I know pretty much NOTHING about this game other than it’s 100% guaranteed that I’m going to buy it the day its released. The game looks absolutely gorgeous and I know thatgamecompany will put out a top quality game.

I’m rather curious what kind of narrative you’ll have and how much of it will still be a personal and unique experience for the gamer. It will be interesting to see how it turns out…


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+ Viol8torMode on November 12th, 2010 at 11:25 am said:

I actually have play test history, i used to QA for ATVI for 2 years. Would love to participate, as i also live in Santa Monica.


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+ Insidious on November 12th, 2010 at 11:27 am said:

The game is looking fantastic. FlOw and Flower are great so I can imagine this game will be as well. :) I live in the Bay Area so I won’t be able to make the test unfortunately.


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+ LeoMindfreak08 on November 12th, 2010 at 11:28 am said:

Same situation: Requirements: “Live in Los Angeles”….. Can’t join :( but the game looks great.


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+ DrBingogh on November 12th, 2010 at 11:36 am said:

I fit all requirements and would love to be involved.


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+ theheadkase on November 12th, 2010 at 11:46 am said:

I meet all the req’s and would LOVE to be involved.


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+ B-Ri on November 12th, 2010 at 11:50 am said:

I am extremely interested, i love thatgamecompany! I really want to try it out!


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+ Maguss on November 12th, 2010 at 11:51 am said:

I’d love to join in what do we have to do?


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+ MLZ911 on November 12th, 2010 at 11:52 am said:

I can’t wait for this game! anything thatgamecompany makes is just amazing.


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+ foczyzie on November 12th, 2010 at 11:52 am said:

Is there an e-mail system for this sort of thing? Sounds cool.


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+ DaveMastrX on November 12th, 2010 at 11:52 am said:

I’d love to, I live 20 minutes from Santa Monica and I have a flexible schedule. Please consider me, thanks!


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+ barnaclejoe on November 12th, 2010 at 11:54 am said:

Can’t wait for this game.

Too bad I fit all the criteria except living in LA.


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+ sticklife on November 12th, 2010 at 12:00 pm said:

I can’t wait to play this, I feel bad for this post though, being pushed aside got GT5.


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+ GRIMMiie on November 12th, 2010 at 12:03 pm said:

i would of went but i live in N.Y


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+ Surfaced on November 12th, 2010 at 12:07 pm said:

gah, damn I will be living in LA next year around this time but it’s too soon now!

Please, people who playtest this, be intelligent! This game needs to be masterful when released.


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+ marlyt on November 12th, 2010 at 12:10 pm said:

Could we please get some moving pictures from this game? I’m intruiged by the stills but my ADD wants motion…


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+ lipscomba on November 12th, 2010 at 12:35 pm said:

Lucky people!


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+ HerbertFortoon on November 12th, 2010 at 12:38 pm said:

Looks pretty cool, looking forward to it.


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+ xX_doomah_Xx on November 12th, 2010 at 12:46 pm said:

cool


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+ CrusherX on November 12th, 2010 at 12:47 pm said:

This has a higher rating than the GT5 release date post. :) More games from this amazing developer!


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+ DAlex85 on November 12th, 2010 at 1:00 pm said:

Sign me up I am super active pan member


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+ Craazy on November 12th, 2010 at 1:06 pm said:

This makes me wish I live in LA/Santa Monica


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+ Elvick_ on November 12th, 2010 at 1:12 pm said:

I wish that I qualified. This would be a dream come true. ):


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+ jimmyfoxhound on November 12th, 2010 at 1:17 pm said:

Love you guys @ TGC, cannot wait to see what you do w/ this game!!


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+ JonJonXD on November 12th, 2010 at 1:19 pm said:

I really can’t wait for this game. Flower was such a great game and this looks even better.


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+ subbed on November 12th, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

Very excited to see the new game! Cant wait to hear reactions.


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+ angelspawn77 on November 12th, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

aw! I didnt read it fully, guess I wont get chosen since I dont live in LA :(


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+ SeanNOLA on November 12th, 2010 at 1:25 pm said:

E-mail sent! I live right by Sony Pictures, and just a stones throw from Santa Monica, so it would be super convenient for me.


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+ tbt924 on November 12th, 2010 at 1:30 pm said:

I can’t wait for this game. Wish I lived in LA… (only for this beta test!)

If you need feedback virtually, I’m more than willing! ;)


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+ poweredbyzen on November 12th, 2010 at 1:42 pm said:

demo please for playstation plus members! :D


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+ Permafry_42 on November 12th, 2010 at 1:43 pm said:

why can’t we have an electronical beta test? i have downloaded about 300 psn things, i have almost 30 ps3 psn games, and and own both flow and the most artful game of all time Flower. i would love to playtest, but i don’t live in la…


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+ DZORMAGEN on November 12th, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

I really hope I get to play-test this game!


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+ SykoTech on November 12th, 2010 at 2:42 pm said:

Here’s hoping that we finally get to see some gameplay of this. The screens are drool worthy, but they can only keep me hyped for so long.


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+ mii-id on November 12th, 2010 at 3:15 pm said:

If only I could help playtest, but I live on the other side of the world. Would it not be awesome to have somebody from the other side help out.


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+ SarshelYam on November 12th, 2010 at 4:42 pm said:

Awwwww nuts. The single most anticipated title for the PS3 and I’d have to make a 5 hour drive. I’ll have to pass…hopefully that doesn’t mean I’m a sucky and uncommitted fan. :(


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+ Rinaldus91 on November 12th, 2010 at 5:06 pm said:

What if I live -close- to Los Angeles? Oh screw it, I’ll just shoot you an e-mail


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+ cleversignin on November 12th, 2010 at 5:59 pm said:

I’m too old :(


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+ Blkant on November 12th, 2010 at 8:00 pm said:

Why does the west coast always get everything… I have gotten quite tired of it…


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+ Sir_Vague on November 12th, 2010 at 8:45 pm said:

I can’t playtest it, but I sure am looking forward to it.


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+ CurlehMustache on November 12th, 2010 at 9:22 pm said:

Email has been sent! Super excited about the opportunity to test out Journey.


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