Thatgamecompany Teases Its Next Project

by Robert Workman

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Thatgamecompany has had an amazing run as an indie game developer, producing a number of classics like flOW, Flower and Journey. But the real question is…what's next for the studio?

Well, we may have a hint. The company unveiled a teaser for its next project on its Twitter earlier today, simply labeled "Thatnextgame". It's hard to tell what we can expect from the project thus far, but based on the cryptic images included with the post, it looks like it's definitely going to be in the same vein as previous efforts, built around unique gameplay and artistic elements.

The images make up what appear to be a set of flying objects surrounded in blue in the first image; a small mech-like robot walking along a grassy hill with a gigantic cloud building up behind it (with a laser coming out of the top of it, to boot); and a group of younglings holding hands while surrounded by a blue background.

Considering Thatgamecompany's forte in game development, this could lead to a number of directions. But now the real question is when we'll see what this new project is. Chances are we could see it announced next month, when Sony holds its annual PlayStation Experience event on December 3rd and 4th at Anaheim Convention Center. The company wasn't mentioned in the tweet, but was responsible for publishing Thatgamecompany's prior efforts, including Flower and Journey.

Whatever the case, we're eager to see what comes next from this cryptic project, especially considering how amazing Journey ended up being. It certainly won't be boring, and the curious images make us wonder just how the gameplay will work out.

Look for more information on this mysterious Thatgamecompany venture in the weeks ahead.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.