An interview with Jenova Chen: How Journey’s creator went bankrupt and won game of the year

After an emotional Journey, Jenova Chen gets his catharsis with Game of the Year at the game industry's Oscars. He talks about his journey with GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi

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JeffGrubb1538d ago

It's a shame that it's so easy to go bankrupt making games.

Ezz20131538d ago

but it worth it this from the interview

*GamesBeat: Do you feel reasonably secure now, financially? You’ve got money to do what you need to do?

Chen: For now, yes. But can see a storm on the future horizon for me. [laughs] With the money we have, our ambitions for our game and the scope of the team start to grow. It’s starting to get worrisome.*

Count1538d ago

I hope they manage.

I mean, they obviously have talent.

givemeshelter1538d ago

With the cost of games in the multiple millions, unless you have resources and funds to offset losses, one poor selling game that eats up your budget for the year means bankruptcy. So many developers went bankrupt this generation because of this.

3-4-51538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

We need more indie / smaller studios.

Less 100-200 man teams and more 20 man teams.

or women as well.

Count1538d ago

Hard to believe THQ went bankrupt. It's been there since before I remember.


zebramocha1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

Wow,this shows the crazy flow of making games,one wrought with difficult journeys but the silver lining of it all is,passionate people with creativity can flower on this killzone we call stagnation of Ideas in the game industry,the uncharted water shall be tested against creative thieves who pretend to wear halos but their links to the past are clouded by the haze of success,I wish nothing but the best for the game company.

SybaRat1538d ago

Gotta spend money to make...less money.

profgerbik1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

So sad but so true. That should be the new saying.

specialguest1538d ago

From bankruptcy to winning game of the year and best selling psn game of all time. Wow, what a journey!

Ultr1537d ago

I see what you did there

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