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'Journey' and 'Flower' Indie Gaming Studio Up to Something New

A new game from the studio that gave us Flow, Flower and Journey, three of the finest examples of games, indie or no, this side of Pong?

That’s what it looks like. In a blog post titled “Something new from TGC,” the studio’s dropped a picture of a lit candle leaning toward an unlit one. That’s captioned as “a game about giving.” Cue gameplay speculation about memetic transfer, altruistic devotion, creation versus destruction versus transformation, and so on.

Thatgamecompany hasn’t posted a blog update to its official site since May — a reflection on the company’s formation from founder Jenova Chen to mark the studio’s 10-year anniversary. The studio’s last game, Journey, was released in 2012, and updated to support PlayStation 4 last year. Where Flow, Flower and Journey were Sony exclusives, the presumption is that whatever the company’s been working on since won’t be platform-exclusive.

I asked the studio if it could say any more about this new project, and was told, simply, “more to follow.”

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