Videogames' New Wave

Interview

Friday, March 20, 2009

Jenova Chen is breaking open the head of videogame design. Instead of stealing cars and waging war, he wants players to commune with nature. Kurt talks with Chen about his new game "Flower" -- the #1 downloaded game in February for Playstation 3.

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Guests:

Jenova Chen

Comments [6]

Stephen

Very interesting. With they made games for the XBOX 360. Really like the idea of making games that are more relaxed and less about winning and more about experiencing the game. Can't wait to see how Journey turns out.

Oct. 30 2010 06:04 PM
Conner Fields from Tulsa OK

A very interesting art game is Katamari Damacy.
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0S00MkX7axLvn4APzP7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTEwaW1vY291BHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDVjEwOQRzbGsDdGl0bGUEc2VjA3Ny/SIG=14eundd6b/EXP=1269710487/**http%3a//video.search.yahoo.com/video/play%3fp=Katamari%2bdamacy%26ei=UTF-8%26fr=yfp-t-701%26fr2=tab-img%26vid=0001304429621

Mar. 26 2010 01:21 PM
Conner Fields from Tulsa OK

It doesn't sound like a game. It sounds like digital yoga.

Mar. 26 2010 01:18 PM
arkonbey from Underhill, Vermont

So, nobody commented that Mr. Chen's first name is that of a character from a video game: Final Fantasy VII.

@carrie: oh, yes. Whyever would you want to hear about something you new and different. You could make the same assertion for anything. Let's play the word replacement game with your quote:

"What makes anyone think we want to hear about MUSICIANS/AUTHORS/ARTISTS/FILM DIRECTORS, getting way too specific about what they do? If I was at all interested in that, I would LISTENING TO MUSIC/READING BOOKS/VISITING GALLERIES/WATCHING FILMS"

Mar. 25 2009 09:32 AM
Tonia Brown from Tampa Florida

Fascinating! Like old-fashioned classic toys, games that are open-ended allow for more creative input on the part of the child...a delightful development.

Mar. 22 2009 06:49 PM
Carrie from St. Louis

This is boring and uninteresting to me on a Saturday afternoon. What makes anyone think we want to hear about video game makers, getting way too specific about what they do? If I was at all interested in that, I would be playing video games.

Mar. 21 2009 03:44 PM

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