Thatgamecompany, an American independent video game studio, announced that it has raised an additional $7 million in funding from Capital Today and a team of other investors. The capital will be used in game development, laying the infrastructure to self-publish, marketing, etc.

Thatgamecompany was formerly a developer for Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation games when it was founded in the spring of 2006. The company then became independent after secured funding. Thatgamecompany is engaged in creating video games that provoke emotional responses from players. Its video games include the award-winning Flash title flOw, Flower, and Journey.

Days before the studio releases the funding news, Jenova Chen, Thatgamecompany’s Chinese co-founder who received education in Shanghai and established his business in the U.S, joined our startup and technology meetup series Tech Node Touch (TNT) in Beijing. Here are some of his insights on gaming industry.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.