Spoiler Warning: This article and the accompanying audio interview both reveal major plot points and story elements. If you haven’t played Journey, I strongly recommend you hold off on giving this feature a look until you’ve completed the game. Feel free to read the spoiler free interview with Journey’s creative director, Jenova Chen.
We begin life not knowing anything. We may or may or may not meet important people throughout our struggles and triumphs, and then we die. Those are the paraphrased words of developer Thatgamecompany’s creative director, Jenova Chen, when he was describing his game, Journey.
I played through the entire adventure of Journey in one sitting, alongside a complete stranger that I met early on in the game. I was only given the name of the person I was playing with at the end of our game together, so I thought it would be interesting to track that person down and talk about our oddly sentimental time together. There are many major reveals of plot and gameplay moments so, if you haven’t already played and finished the game, I insist that you do so before listening to this interview. For everyone else, please enjoy.