Flower Out On PSN This Week, Go Behind The Scenes Now

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Hello PlayStation blogees! We here at thatgamecompany are so stoked that this week “Flower” will be out of our hands and into yours. A lot of people ask us what it’s been like to work with Sony, so you may have heard us answer this before – working with Sony is a treat. They truly support their developers and their games from start to finish.

I wanted to mention this as a way to introduce to you this developer diary, where SCEA’s Eric Koch and I talk about the ideas behind Flower, and show you how the gameplay works. We hope you enjoy it!

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  • Like when I tried “Linger In Shadows” – some games you just have to buy to say you tried the experience…this is one of those games for me.

  • Watched this earlier on Youtube. Can’t wait for Flower.

  • i think i will give a try

  • Game looks so immersive and innovative, I can’t wait to experience it. Looks amazing and another great PSN Exclusive.

  • I think a demo might convice me. well?

  • I want to buy this too any word on the file size although it doesnt really matter to me as i have a 320 GB hardrive.

  • this game look interesting ill give it a try

  • I’ll be picking this up on Thursday. I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. Keep up the great work!

  • Hm what the point of the game? You cant die and no missions? Seems a little pointless to play if theres no challenge.

  • “Hm what the point of the game? You cant die and no missions? Seems a little pointless to play if theres no challenge”

    There’s plenty to do in the game. You explore. Don’t put down what you don’t understand.

  • That was the best PSBlog video ever. I had no idea what this game was about, now I’m looking forward to trying it out.

  • This week? But I want it now :( I loved flow and I know Ill love flower. I cant thank you guys enough for making something besides these adrenalin pushers. They really have changed how many of us, including me, perceive games as a whole as well as what they are capable of.

    Thank you again :)

  • Definitely getting this one – it’s great to see such a very original idea make it this far.

  • I really want it to be Thursday.

  • Day 1 purchase. Good work Sony and thatgamecompany :)

    Just make sure SCEE know they’re putting it up Thursday ;)

  • #9,

    The point is that it’s not like any other game out there. Watch the dev diary video and listen to what they’re saying. They are trying to bring different kinds of experiences to users, something more than shooters and hack-em-ups.

  • Now this type of video content is something I want to see more of from the Playstation Blog, although in my opinion it wouldn’t hurt if less time in the video was spent on trying to sell the game and instead you could explain more about the development process and such. Good job! :)

  • will buy! :)

  • day1 buy for sure

  • I’m on the fence with this “game”. Like Linger, it’s more art than game.

  • As someone who bought flow and enjoyed it for what it was, I’m going to try flower as soon as I get some money. Great to see sony supporting new games like that, while still having the socom and wipeout for the hardcore gamers.

  • I’ll be picking this up. Master Splinter is somewhere in this area. You have my support.

  • Do you know if Flower will release in Europe this week, too?

  • great video.

  • ZOMG she has pink hair! Game looks very nice and colorful much like your hair! No but seriously I’m glad it’s coming to the PSN and I hope it’s successful for you. I don’t think you’ll ever find games of this capacity on the XBLA.

  • Great game, looks sooo relaxing. I can’t wait to play this game with my niece and nephew.

  • Buying it the minute it hits the Store.

    Hope something incredibly stressful happens to me between now and Thursday evening so I can enjoy winding down and relaxing with this amazing game.

  • Looks like a great game. The Sixaxis controls look fun to use too.

  • Massive spoilers in that video by the way.

    Flower is an “A” game though. It’s so refreshing and great.

  • Flow and Flower? Funny how those two names relate to each other.

    And it’s great that the game is finally going out. Been waiting it since it was announced, the concept of “zen gaming” is surprisingly amusing.
    Love the backgrounds, colors, music and overall ambient. It’s like a breath of fresh air from all of those sepia-toned gritty games. :)

  • OMG, this game looks awesome, I know that you guys are just getting flower out to the PlayStation Store, but I was wondering if u have any other projects?

    • We\’re just beginning the transition into our third game with Sony Santa Monica now. For those that remember, before flOw we signed a three-game deal with them, and Flower was our second game!

  • sold I can’t wait!

  • I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about flower, and it looks amazing. I can’t wait to give it a try on Thursday.

  • I’ve been looking forward to this one, it looks beautiful, SOLD!!! :D

  • Cool cant wait for this game
    any info on the file size???

  • Okay, so I always planned to buy this because it looks great… But now I need to know:

    Does Kellee Santiago come with the game? She’s crazy cute.

  • Looks pretty good. Might download this

  • I will buy it twice!!!!

  • I’m so buying this one. Looks like it will be good for when i get home exhausted from college and just spend 10 or 20 minutes relaxing with this game.

  • Nice! Looking forward to this game. Some people don’t understand the concept of this game, but I think they’re just the people who only like killing or hurting virtual people.

    I hope more innovative games come out like this. Sony seems to be leading the “indie” (I think that’s correct) game genre, and I really support that.

  • def will buy…is it in 1080p??

  • can’t wait, been waiting for this one sicne it was first announced.

  • I got Linger in the Shadows and honestly didn’t enjoy it. But I think I’ll still buy this game even though it’s seems to be along the same vein.

    I just want to say Kudos to Sony for bringing these new games to the public. It’s great to see them experimenting w/ new things even if not all of them work out. Home, Flower, LBP, Heavy Rain. I’m glad there’s finally other stuff available other than first person shooters and GTA.

  • This game looks very fun and new, i look forward to playing and thanks for putting the time in effort into putting this unique game together

  • I’m looking forward to playing this game. I really enjoyed Linger in Shadows. I hope Sony keeps putting up more games like these. It’s always good to play or experience something different.

  • I’ve been waiting for this game since it was announced! Can’t wait for Thursday to come… :)

  • First I must say Kellee Santiago inspires me! Her ideas are amazing her views as well. I loved the video its really gave great insight. I appreciate it greatly.

    I will be getting Flower and loving every minute of it!

    Thanks ThatGameCompany!

  • @9: The same could be said about lying down on a grassy field and staring up at the sky on a lazy afternoon, yet I think most people would classify that as an enjoyable experience.

  • Buying this Thursday….

  • Flower, yes, lovely, and waiting for fat princess too

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