ThatGameCompany announces independence after raising $5.5m

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In a mighty, Herculean effort, thatgamecompany, best known for their quirky titles Journey, Flower and Flow, has managed to raise $5.5 million with the help of a large investment from Benchmark Capital. This kind of moolah will enable the developers to become totally independent. And what does this mean? Potentially no more PSN exclusive games. Good news for Xbox fans, perhaps not so good news for Playstation fanboys wanting to keep the unique experiences the developers are known for creating only for PS3 owners.

Benchmark Capital’s Mitch Lasky explained the reasoning behind the investment, stating:

“The intent of the investment is to provide the resources for TGC to remain independent, so they can innovate with complete autonomy from the pressures of platforms and publishers.”

We here at Save Game think this is fantastic news for the developers, and we are looking forward to seeing what they have planned in the months ahead. A good game with a specially unique experience at its heart should be able to be played by anyone who wants to play it, regardless of the consoles they own.

Source: Develop


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