I did a Journey with a beautiful, sweet White Cloak. We danced around each other in the air for what seemed like hours, chirrped and sang. Drew infinity symbols around each other in the sand and in the snow, drowned in the golden myst of the Tower, glowing like falling stars… We entwined our scarfs like arms, swirling around each other… S/He was a really beautiful soulmate…
I wanted to friend him/her immediately after his/her name flashed on the screen after final titles, and I sent him/her a request, but he/she never answered back… I felt somehow sad about it…
Still, he/she gave me so many joyful and happy moments! I am infinitely grateful to that person.
So this morning I started up Journey, this would be my third run of it so I was curious and eager to see all the secrets of the game. The first run I got to the teleport to stage area and I didn’t know that’s what the glowing areas were for so I fell into one of the teleports and ended up at the beginning of the snow area, I found a first timer and I attempted to help them instead of just restarting and it really disheartened me since they would leave me behind and were pretty stubborn. I ended up just leaving them and restarting, this is where the best journey begins.
I got into the first area and to my excitement, a person with a white cloak is there, I am of course very chatty in my excitement and they started building the bridge as I followed them and collected the ribbon symbols with them. I was in hopes this person would show me the flower and fl0w but they seemed to have missed the flower which is okay, I can find it some other time. The whole time however we were very chatty and they showed me where all the hidden ribbon marks were (except the first one in the ruins, I may have accidentally skipped it since some parts in that area my TV makes it hard to see.. Need to find that still then it’s complete). They were always very patient with me, waiting when I fell behind and replying to my ‘wait for me!’ chimes.
This all was well until we came to the dreaded snow area. I truthfully dislike it because the first two times I’ve played, the other person always left or something. Then we finally got to the heaven area and I saw them but I quickly lost them and I got sad, I thought I had lost them for the ending of the journey. I climbed up and up, chiming as I went in hopes that they would chime back and finally made it to the top right before the ribbon symbol bridge to the peak. I chimed and chimed, hoping that my friend would still be there, that they had waited for me like the whole journey. I looked around and since the music was too loud, I could only see my friend’s chimes symbol and I excitedly jumped back down to where I thought they were to meet them, they were there and they waited for me. I was so happy and excited, we went to the peak together and drew hearts in the sand, I was a bit hesitant to leave because I had such a heart warming experience with them. We finally did decide to leave, criss-crossing the sand as we went to the end. Thank you Comatoast, I had a lot of fun.
Finished Journey again, all with one person this time
They were awesome, they had a white robe and they showed me where everything was and we tried to climb that tower without turning on the glowy bits and we got really high because we could keep singing to each other and keep our scarves powered up as we glided around
okay so i just finished my third game of journey and i had ONE COMPANION THE WHOLE TIME and they were adorable and from their cloak, it was their first play-through and i felt like a big sister and oh my gosh it was the best thing ever.
moegooner88, if you’re out there, don’t take this the wrong…
Hello fellow travelers! While I know there is a tutorial out there on youtube about how to sync up with someone you know, I found it too much? I mean total props for the person who made it! :) But I have been able to sync up with my boyfriend multiple times. We always do the same thing an get placed together every time. And it’s not as lengthy?
Basically, you can’t both enter the portal to the next stage at the same time. One of you has to go through first, and the other person around 6-10 seconds later. The person who went first should travel probably to the farthest right or left based on personal preference. Sit down and meditate for a couple of seconds. The second person will try to make their way there to where the first person is. Both of you should see each other this way. Even at the bridge level. No need to travel so far just to meet up!
Surprisingly, if you manage to lose each other in a stage, don’t fret. Just agree to meet in a certain place. Once again one of you needs to meditate for a few seconds and wait for the other person. If not, at the portal for the next stage, do the same thing. Let one person go first and the other a few moments later. Remember to meditate! It serves sort of a reset/refresh when it comes to meeting up.
We’ve tested this out a few times. We lost each other around 12 times in the course of the same Journey, some on purpose, (some.. not on purpose >.>) and managed to find each other again no problem using that formula. Hope this helps any other people wanting to have a buddy they know to share a Journey together.
If any of you have any questions about syncing up, just holler and I’ll try to help you out the best I can!
Oh and a big shout-out to all the people who submit their stories! I get so happy and it makes my day reading all of your adventures! I don’t know any of you, and I don’t know if I’ve played a Journey together. But if we haven’t, I’d love to! And if we have, I LOVE YOU STRANGER!
This game is my absolute new addiction. It’s absolutely amazing. I’ve had some incredible journeys with it, my favorite by far being on my 3rd time through. I traveled with someone who was a beginner, and I showed them where every thing I could remember was. I could tell they were extremely grateful by the way they’d chirp at me. The best experience though was their absolute trust in me. When we got to the monsters section it was remarkable how well we could communicate just with chirps. They were able to understand my warnings and navigate through with me, even though we did get spotted, it was still amazing. I hope I can play with him/her again!
Trudging up the mountain in the shin-deep snow. The wind cutting everything around us, my companion and I went on. Each time we diverged, our scarves dwindled like dying candles, and that’s when you realize something: you are keeping each other alive. Hiding behind the serpentine slabs as the gusts came and went, we huddled together, a faint glow emanating from our bodies. I can honestly say I felt a more tangible, communal, and emotional connection to this masked shade than many of the people I know in real life.
I’ve never experienced a game so beautiful. So connecting.
No, you’re not alone. It’s not just you. People interpret this game so differently and so personally - it means something different to me and teaches me something new every time I play it. I can only talk about what it means to me, what it makes me think about. (After the read more - the last thing I would ever want to do is spoil anyone for this game. Please don’t read this if you haven’t played this game.)
“Definitely inspired by Journey - the fact that so many people made friends. It’s nice to hear that a game can bring people closer together and create more trust. I want all [my] future games to have that kind of quality.”—Jenova Chen of thatgamecompany talking to Gamesindustry.biz about his next game. (via brogamer)
I had a dream last night that I was travelling through the world of Journey, but I was able to travel past the game’s boundaries. Even for those who’ve played the game already, it’s more beautiful than you could ever imagine.
When I was playing Journey at my boyfriend’s house with my friend, I was freeing the cloth creatures (I want to call them goldfish, although the sounds they make remind me of dolphins) with another red cloak.
As I was following them, one of the goldfish cloth creatures dove underneath the sand…
I didn’t realise it was possible for this to happen! Has anybody else had this experience?