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Submitted by deantak 799d ago | interview

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 (Industry, Journey, PS3)

JeffGrubb  +   799d ago
It's a shame that it's so easy to go bankrupt making games.
Ezz2013  +   799d ago
but it worth it ..read 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.*
Count  +   799d ago
I hope they manage.

I mean, they obviously have talent.
givemeshelter  +   799d 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.
3-4-5  +   799d ago
We need more indie / smaller studios.

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

or women as well.
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Count  +   799d ago
Hard to believe THQ went bankrupt. It's been there since before I remember.

Sigh.
zebramocha  +   799d 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.
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SybaRat  +   799d ago
Gotta spend money to make...less money.
profgerbik  +   799d ago
So sad but so true. That should be the new saying.
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NastyLeftHook0  +   799d ago
journey
specialguest  +   799d ago
From bankruptcy to winning game of the year and best selling psn game of all time. Wow, what a journey!
Ultr  +   799d ago
I see what you did there
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profgerbik  +   799d ago
A shame really..
mandf  +   799d ago
One of the best articles I have read in a while. Great interview.
Kratoscar2008  +   799d ago
And CoD keeps selling millions, sad.
JoySticksFTW  +   799d ago
Anyone else think FFVII when they saw dude's name?

Just me huh?
Skate-AK  +   799d ago
Kinda wish Sony would buy them. Would stop their money issue and they could continue making their great and innovative titles.

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