Santiago Leaves Journey Devs thatgamecompany
Written Thursday, March 29, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Kellee Santiago, co-founder of Journey devs thatgamecompany, has left the studio.
Santiago started the indie outfit back in 2006 alongside Jenova Chen at Southern California University. Since then they have released a number of highly respected indie titles, including Flow and Flower, culminating in the launch of the celebrated Journey just a few week’s ago.
"So much of my work at thatgamecompany was really supporting Jenova’s visions for the types of games he wanted to make," explained Santiago."And I felt like I have done everything I needed to do there, and that he's in a great place now to go on and continue with some of the other people at thatgamecompany to take that to a whole new height."
In a statement, thatgamecompany said, "After the hard struggle behind Flow, Flower and Journey, we've finally reached our goal. Awaiting at the mountaintop are new enlightenments and new sets of milestones for our life.
"While we want to continue the path of thatgamecompany, Kellee has found a new direction in her career. Though our path in the future may be different, as TGC begins our next project, we wish Kellee a good journey and that our paths may cross again."
"My hope is that I can take what I've learned and use it to support more teams, more projects, and really, hopefully, help in accelerating the growth of video games as a medium," concluded Santiago.