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Details on Getting into Journey's Pretty Tiny Multiplayer Beta

It's mostly luck and chance when it comes to getting into Journey's beta.

By design, Journey requires a different kind of multiplayer beta. A select number of players will have the chance to check out thatgamecompany's latest months ahead of its formal release, the details of which were made available today. There are a couple things to pay attention to.

One, if you were you one of the "very earliest adopters" (read: buyers) of Flower and a member of PlayStation Plus, a code may be headed towards your account in the form of a private message.

Two, thatgamecompany is giving away some codes--but you only have until 7:00 p.m. PST tonight to send an email to journeybeta@thatgamecompany.com, which gets you into the Journey lottery.

Stay tuned to thatgamecompany's Facebook page for additional details, as the beta kicks off.

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Posted by patrickklepek

By design, Journey requires a different kind of multiplayer beta. A select number of players will have the chance to check out thatgamecompany's latest months ahead of its formal release, the details of which were made available today. There are a couple things to pay attention to.

One, if you were you one of the "very earliest adopters" (read: buyers) of Flower and a member of PlayStation Plus, a code may be headed towards your account in the form of a private message.

Two, thatgamecompany is giving away some codes--but you only have until 7:00 p.m. PST tonight to send an email to journeybeta@thatgamecompany.com, which gets you into the Journey lottery.

Stay tuned to thatgamecompany's Facebook page for additional details, as the beta kicks off.

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Edited by Dourin

Neat!

Edit: Wow, first time even attempting that quest.

I am loving the look of this game, and, as a fan of both flOw and Flower, I'm interested to see what this game is all about.

Posted by Landon

pleaseletmegetin 
pleaseletmegetin 
pleaseletmegetin

Posted by Doctorchimp

Am I supposed to send thatgamecompany an essay on why I want to play Journey because I want to see multiplayer taken to a whole other level?

Posted by Evilsbane

@Dourin said:

Neat!

Edit: Wow, first time even attempting that quest.

I am loving the look of this game, and, as a fan of both flOw and Flower, I'm interested to see what this game is all about.

This message is just sitting here...weird.

Posted by Solh0und

I want in!

Posted by PimblyCharles

Sweet, I fit this criteria! I really hope I get a PM to join the beta! I wonder how many people this beta includes? Going by this, it sounds like a small amount.

Posted by Redbullet685

OH Gimme gimme gimee gimee. I want to get into the beta.

Posted by Mystyr_E

already sent in my weird little email and I bought Flower quite early when it came out so hopefully I'll be in. If not then fuck this game :P 

Posted by Dourin

@Evilsbane: Why is that weird? I think I just happened to refresh the page as Patrick posted the article. I suppose that's the one perk to sitting here at home all day, watching a baby. :P

Anyway, email sent, here's hoping I get in. Don't recall if I was an "early adopter" of Flower, as I can't remember when I bought it, and I only have PS+ because of the welcome back stuff, so yeah.

Posted by FrontierWhiskey
@Doctorchimp: Nah just a couple of lines should do it.
Posted by Snipes424

Hopefully I get in, I've been a PSN+ member since day 1 and I'm fairly positive I bought Flower Day 1 and got 100% of the trophies, such an amazing game.

Posted by AmericanNinja

I qualify for #1 so I should get in. :D

Posted by JerseyDriver

Are there any machineguns?

Posted by Venatio

I bought Flower as soon as I could and I sent the email so I have high hopes here

Posted by Meowayne

Eh, thanks for getting my hopes up. Should've been worth mentioning that this is for NA only.

Posted by YoctoYotta

I hopefully am eligible, I bought Flower day of release and I got my free Plus membership going right now. Fingers crossed.

Posted by JacDG

Wait, what do you have to write in that Email? Do you need to send them your info/proof that you're a PSN+ member and own Flower?

Posted by Branthog

So Journey is this year's Braid and Limbo, I guess. We can all self-wank over it to show how clever and diverse we are.

We still know nothing about the game and it looks only minimally interesting. It might be the greatest fucking thing ever, but none of us would know it, yet. We just know that it's the next hip thing to talk about.

Posted by Linkster7

@Meowayne said:

Eh, thanks for getting my hopes up. Should've been worth mentioning that this is for NA only.

Oh nevermind then, thanks for the heads up.

Posted by Kosayn

I'd be up for some beta Burka Adventures. Who wouldn't, really.

Posted by Snipes424

@JerseyDriver said:

Are there any machineguns?

machinegunless

sorry :(

Posted by Godot

@Branthog said:

So Journey is this year's Braid and Limbo, I guess. We can all self-wank over it to show how clever and diverse we are.

We still know nothing about the game and it looks only minimally interesting. It might be the greatest fucking thing ever, but none of us would know it, yet. We just know that it's the next hip thing to talk about.

Self-wank nominated for tautology of the year.

Heaven forbid it's not another grey and brown shooter. Also, we know a fair bit; there's gameplay footage and everything.

Posted by Sweep

What's 7pm PST in Swatch Internet Time?

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Posted by Matthew

Well, I've been a PSN Plus user for about 5 months now, and I bought Flower on release day. Here's to hoping!

Posted by Gav47
@Linkster7 said:

@Meowayne said:

Eh, thanks for getting my hopes up. Should've been worth mentioning that this is for NA only.

Oh nevermind then, thanks for the heads up.

You can make a free NA account if you get in.
Posted by QKT

NA only :'(

Posted by Spiritof

I bought Flower at release, I 100%'d the game, AND I'm a PlayStation Plus member.

Look at my penis.

Posted by RobotHamster

Well I'm one of the Flower day one buyers and PS+ member soooo hopefully I'm in.

Posted by Demonstride

Sadly I wasn't able to be a day one flower buyer, but I do own it and have playstation plus. Maybe I can get in.

Posted by Mummenschanz

Lovin this.

Posted by MisterMouse

Well I wont be getting into the beta, but I can't wait to hear something about it.

Posted by Blackout62

@Doctorchimp: Wouldn't hurt.

Posted by Hef

I bought flower and PSN+ the day they came out. I really hope I see a message.

Posted by Xpgamer7

I'm interested although I still don't know enough. I'm hoping GB gets in so we can have some early coverage.

Posted by lets_go_partner

Picture alone looks awesome. Can't wait.

Posted by Hizang

I bought Flower the day it came out and I'm a Playstation + Member too :)

Posted by Ragdrazi
@Branthog said:

So Journey is this year's Braid and Limbo, I guess. We can all self-wank over it to show how clever and diverse we are.

We still know nothing about the game and it looks only minimally interesting. It might be the greatest fucking thing ever, but none of us would know it, yet. We just know that it's the next hip thing to talk about.

Yeah, I'm sure that's a lot of people here.
 
I played Myst when I was a little kid. And I loved it. And this really seems to be stroking that part of my brain. Puzzles. Quiet strangeness. I'm in.
 
But more then that, I really do agree with their design philosophy. Game have forgotten how to make people feel small. Immersed. Part of something bigger then themselves. Now you are the biggest thing in the game. And that just has a real world desperation around it that I can't stomach.
 
So, again, I'm sure your right. After it stops being the hip flavor of the week, most of these people will flock somewhere else. But I remember when the industry used to produce strange little gems like this all the time. It's been too long. I miss things like this.
 
Now all they need to do is add machine guns and make it like the original Unreal (yes, before Tournament) and I'll be really happy. Ha, I'm kidding. Mostly.
Edited by xombi242

I bought Flower about a month after it came out so I bet I'm not in the beta.
...On another note: I love watching the instant flood of "beta code please? :)" comments on thatgamecompany's facebook page.

Posted by DrPockets000

Fuck, I was so busy drinking that I didn't send the email :(

Posted by rudyarr

I wonder if Vinny will hate this game also or if he is just against flowers :)

Posted by Milkman

Hmm...pretty sure I bought Flower on the day of release and I still have my free 30 days of PlayStation Plus so maybe I have one. I'll have to check.

Posted by afrofools

@Branthog said:

So Journey is this year's Braid and Limbo, I guess. We can all self-wank over it to show how clever and diverse we are.

We still know nothing about the game and it looks only minimally interesting. It might be the greatest fucking thing ever, but none of us would know it, yet. We just know that it's the next hip thing to talk about.

It's not the next hip thing to talk about, people are talking about it because they are genuinely interested in it.

Posted by MeatSim

I am not getting in.

Posted by GuerillaBell

God, I hope I can get in this beta! :D