As many of you likely know, tonight was the night of the Spike Video Game Awards hosted by none other than Samuel L. Jackson. As with every year the VGAs bring great recognition to many games across the industry, but one award always lies near and dear to our hearts (for obvious reason), Best Independent Game. This year we saw Journey from thatgamecompany edge out Dust: An Elysian Tail by Humble Hearts, Fez by Polytron, and Mark of the Ninja by Klei Entertainment. In addition to this great award Journey also took home Best PS3 Game, Best Original Score, and received nominations for Best Downloadable Game, Best Graphics, Best Song in a Game and Game of the Year.
Enter the world of Journey, the third game from acclaimed developers thatgamecompany and presented by SCEA Santa Monica Studio.
Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s.
You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal.
Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose.
Travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you discover the secrets of a forgotten civilization.
Featuring stunning visuals, haunting music, and unique online gameplay, Journey delivers an experience like no other.