Interstellar soup seller
Q-Games' PixelJunk series has always had its own quirky style, and while the developer's experiments may not have always hit the mark, they've at worst been worth a look. With the company's latest game Nom Nom Galaxy landing on PlayStation 4 – after hitting Steam Early Access last year – it's time to find out what the...
Concept sounds stew-pid
Udon know about you, but all of these PlayStation 4 indies are getting a bit predictable. It's almost like the smaller developers are boiling the same puzzle platforming broth, so thank heavens Q-Games hasn't chickened out, and has added some interesting new ingredients to the pot. Nom Nom Galaxy is the latest PlayStation 4...
Off to work we go
Back when Q-Games announced The Tomorrow Children at Gamescom 2014 earlier in the year, this editor recalls spending close to an hour trying to understand what the game is all about. The product of Sony’s long-running relationship with the Kyoto studio, this intriguing indie inspired by the Cold War and Soviet Union is one of...
Above and beyond
Double Eleven probably didn’t need to put this much effort into PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, but the British-based studio has anyway. By combining both previous Q-Games developed PixelJunk Shooter games into a single package – as well as fix up a variety of small problems along the way – it's managed to take two of the most...
If you thought that you'd saved the Tiki tribe from the perilous monster hoards attacking your settlements, then think again. Waves of vicious beasts still roam the wilderness, and Tikiman still only has one defence. It's time to construct towers augmented with powerful weapons and once again protect your kin from being gobbled up in...
Somewhere over the rainbow
Double Eleven’s delicious high-definition port of PlayStation Network classic PixelJunk Monsters will crash like a cannonball onto the PlayStation Vita later this month. The British developer has confirmed that the tastefully titled PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD will strut onto Sony’s slick handheld on 30th July in...
The fox swat
PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD, an updated port of one of the strongest titles in the PlayStation 3’s digital collection, is set to dance onto the PlayStation Vita this summer. The fruit of a recently revealed publishing partnership between LittleBigPlanet PS Vita developer Double Eleven and Kyoto-based creator Q-Gam
We already know that PixelJunk is the name of one of the PlayStation Network’s most popular brands, but where did it get its title from? Developer Q-Games has laid out the reasoning in a brand new FAQ, which tackles pretty much everything you could ever want to know about the Kyoto-based developer. According to the document,...
For all the satisfaction that comes alongside creating video games, there are times when it can be a gruelling occupation. Thankfully, the Kyoto-based studio behind the PixelJunk series has happened upon an innovative means of maintaining morale throughout the day. For the past six months, Q-Games has been using its lunch breaks to...
Kyoto-based developer Q-Games may be best known for its work on the PixelJunk franchise, but the studio has been quietly expanding its portfolio into rock and roll over the past couple of months. Designed as a distraction to keep morale high during hectic coding sessions, the studio has formed a trip-hop supergroup known as The Electric...
Former 1UP writer James Mielke has departed Lumines developer Q Entertainment, and, in a twist that you almost certainly couldn’t make up, has announced his arrival at PixelJunk studio Q Games. He’ll serve as a producer on an unannounced project. Speaking with CVG, Mielke paid tribute to his former employer Tetsuya Mizuguchi:...
Those of you lucky enough to reside in North America will be able to scoop up copies of PixelJunk Racers, PixelJunk Monsters, PixelJunk Eden and PixelJunk Shooter for just $1 from today. It’s all part of Q-Games' ongoing ten year anniversary celebrations. In addition, the more recent
Q-Games has attached an October 25th / October 26th release date to PixelJunk Sidescroller in North America and Europe respectively
The old-school space blaster is based on the secret Road To Dawn bonus stage in PixelJunk Shooter 2. "I really can't emphasise enough how really, really good old school fun SideScroller has turned out to be,"...
Get the party started
Q-Games' fantastic PixelJunk series has played a major role in bringing PSN to life. Titles like PixelJunk Monsters and PixelJunk Shooter are instantly familiar to most PS3 gamers: not only do they boast superb gameplay quality, but with each new title they somehow manage to also bring an addictive gameplay style that entirely...
Q-Games and Baiyon's impressive looking/sounding motion controlled music sequencer will be known as PixelJunk 4am when it launches
The game was originally announced as PixelJunk Lifelike. The game — which is hard to explain — allows you to use the PlayStation Move controller to manipulate music in 3D space. In essence: it's a niche but...
In an interview with PSU
com</a>, Q-Games' gaffer Dylan Cuthbert explained the studio's trophy design process. We start designing the trophies at around the 70% or 80% point, when we know what features the game is going to have," Cuthbert explained. "We do go out of our way to design the trophies so good players can collect...
Q-Games has released a brand new trailer for the stunning looking PixelJunk Sidescroller
The game's still without a release date, but Q-Games' Ariel Angelotti promises that the studio is "hard at work making it oodles of fun all the while incorporating retro goodness, love, and a little bit of cheese into it". Uh-huh. The game itself looks...
Sony's press conference was pretty packed, leaving a few of the company's big PlayStation Network titles to miss out on a moment in the spotlight
One of those titles was PixelJunk Sidescroller, a new release in Q-Games' PixelJunk brand that doesn't look too dissimilar to PixelJunk Shooter. There's a little bit more on the game over at...
You read the headline correctly: Q-Games has confirmed it will showcase three titles at this year's E3
We know one of the titles will be PixelJunk Lifelike — the company's bizarre PlayStation Move collaboration with Baiyon — but the other two are still shrouded in secrecy as far as we're aware. How much do you want to bet on one of the games...
Industry veteran and Q-Games gaffer Dylan Cuthbert has spoken to IndustryGamers about the affect the current PSN outage is having on his company
Q-Games is behind the PixelJunk series — one of the most important brands available on the PlayStation Store. Unfortunately for Dylan and his company, the outage is already taking its toll on the studio's...
Heads up all ten of you with a three-dimensional television, Sony's beginning to support your fancy new screen with some spiffing new dynamic themes
As spotted by PSNStores.com, a 3D PixelJunk Shooter 2 theme is available right now from the HK PlayStation Store right now. Keep your eyes on the US and European store updates this week to see if the...
Q-Games has finally placed a firm March release date on their upcoming puzzle-shooter sequel, PixelJunk Shooter 2
The game will launch in North America on March 1st, following in Europ on March 2nd. The game includes a bunch of new mechanics, as well as a quirky online versus mode that's had the critics raving. In addition to the release date,...
PixelJunk Shooter 2 might have a host of new worlds, liquid, puzzles and bosses -- but clearly what's most exciting about the PSN dual-stick shooter sequel is the game's new online multiplayer component
"Rather than just do a simple battling-type system, we created a special cat-and-mouse type game which has you and the enemy take turns as cat or mouse, either scouring the stage for the..
There are plenty of tower-defense games available these days, but Q-Games' PixelJunk Monsters is still widely considered as one of the better ones
With the team currently working on a full-blown sequel to PixelJunk Shooter, the studio's head Dylan Cuthbert was questioned as to whether he'd consider a full sequel to another of PixelJunk's titles. And...
Q-Games' latest a mesh of music and oddity
The digital wizards at Q-Games have produced plenty of entries in the PixelJunk series for PS3, with Racers, Monsters, Shooter and Eden all available on the PlayStation Store. Now the company has once again teamed up with Japanese musician and Eden collaborator Baiyon to produce a new music-related title,...
We're done with GamesCom
Next up is the Tokyo Game Show, taking place mid-September. And Q-Games' Dylan Cuthbert is excited, because he'll be showing off the latest PixelJunk project — PixelJunk Lifelike. The application (?) - which was revealed at GDC earlier in the year - will be a visualizer for the PlayStation 3 that features a collaboration...
US PlayStation Plus subscribers will get a nice treat in the form of PixelJunk Racers: 2nd Lap from today
The add-on, which will be made available as a free update to existing owners of Racers, will be a PlayStation Plus exclusive for the next two weeks. Plus subscribers will also get a discount on the price of the main game. PixelJunk Racers:...
Racers, racing? Did you like that one? It took an entire degree in journalism for us to be able to come up with stuff like that
Bet you wish you went to Uni now don't you? Anyway, yes. PixelJunk Racers - the black-sheep in the PixelJunk franchise. It's not that it wasn't any good (it was), it's just that the game's been overshadowed by the likes of...
As was already teased, the US edition of the Official Playstation Magazine's got some juicy details on PixelJunk Shooter 2; namely some info on the game's online features
The magazine reveals that the retro-come-new shmup will feature head-to-head battles over PSN, aswell as a Ghost Attack mode, allowing you to download the best score runs from PSN...
If you were expecting PixelJunk Shooter 2 to be some kind of "Encore"-like extension to last year's PixelJunk Shooter -- it's more than that
It's a full-blown sequel as hinted by Q-Games' Dylan Cuthbert earlier in the week. It's also now an official product, as it's just been unveiled on the Playstation Blog. For those that havent already heard,...
Over the weekend, the American arm of the Official Playstation Magazine outed in a Tweet that the magazine's next issue would formally announce PixelJunk Shooter 2
Since then, our buddies over at TheSixthAxis have been grilling Q Games' gaffer, Dylan Cuthbert, in search of concrete details for the game. They dug up some nice little goodies, namely...
Dylan Cuthbert, the president of Pixeljunk's Q-Games, has confirmed that PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe will get a UMD release on April 27th in the US
The PSP title was originally released as a download on the Playstation Store, and earned a 4/4 in our review. If you're yet to play it, and can't bare to use up space on your PSP's Pro-Duo, this is well worth checking out.
A mysterious rating by the ESRB for PixelJunk Racers "2nd Lap" suggests we're due a dose of new PixelJunk Racers content anytime soon
It almost seems traditional for a PixelJunk title to get some extra DLC somewhere down the line, so if you were a fan of Racers we suggest keeping your ears to the ground for an official announcement of 2nd Lap.
Q-Games' boss Dylan Cuthbert has told G4 that his company are currently working on a sequel to last year's PSN hit Pixeljunk Shooter
He told the website:Normally sequels are just a re-hashing of the ideas in the original. But for PixelJunk Shooter we still have a ton of ideas on the drawing board and the engine has lots of potential we want to...
Q-Games' latest Pixeljunk game is due to launch worldwide on the Playstation Store this coming December 10th
Shooter takes a modern-twist on classic retro gameplay, introducing realistic fluid physics to a 2D blaster. The game's likely to cost around $10 when it launches.
We gave Pixeljunk Monsters Deluxe a perfect 4/4 because it's awesome
Naturally, that makes the game a desirable product. And we all know pirates like to steal products, rather than pay for them. If you're one of those pirates, reading this post, then you should probably be informed that piracy hurts game developers. In the case of Pixeljunk Monsters...
If you've been having a few issues with Pixeljunk Monsters Deluxe's multiplayer component - namely Europeans being unable to connect to games of those in Asia or America - there's a solution
Albeit of the do-it-yourself kind. As detailed on the Playstation Blog, the process is simple: Delete your game through the PSP Home Menu (select...
Q-Games, the developers behind the PixelJunk games, are a little disgruntled with Sony of Japan
On his Twitter page, company big-wig Dylan Cuthbert has expressed his displeasure with Sony's treatment of their upcoming PSP port of PSN title PixelJunk Monsters. He wrote:I'm pretty annoyed that Sony Japan put Crystal Defenders PSP on their booth at TGS...
Tokyo Game Show is coming
And Q-Games' PixelJunk arm have stuff to show. PixelJunk Shooter and PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe are all set to make an appearance at this week's games convention in Japan. If you're heading to the event, know that anybody who stops by the booth to play a PixelJunk game will receive a themed fan. Seriously! You can check out...
Q-Games' Dylan Cuthbert has updates on the progress of PixelJunk Shooter on the Playstation 3
Apparently the release date for the game is slated for December in Japan. So now you know.
Here's a bit of hot footage straight from the show floow of Comic-Con 2009 -- it's PixelJunk Shooter
The minimalist PSN franchise is back, and by all accounts of this showfloor footage, appears to be as addictive as ever.
After the somewhat sour signs of defeat and disappointment at our own particular name (PixelJunk Drench) not being chosen in the "name-our-game" competition, we've come to appreciate the title PixelJunk Shooter
Y'see, this is a series of games that have each been titled Monsters, Racers and Eden - so PixelJunk Shooter sounds just about perfect...
We can predict the simultaneous eruption of cheers as Pixeljunk fans all around the world read this news: Pixeljunk Monsters Deluxe is coming to the PSP with new content
1-2-3... ... Hurrah! The game will include all the content from Pixeljunk Monsters/Encore, but will also add a new island with ten new stages, new enemies and new music tracks. Two new towers will be introduced into the game, which..
We'd just like to begin this article by instructing you to check out the amazing Pixeljunk 1-4 trailer above
It's pretty obvious from the trailer that the game is about using water in order to douse flames and lava. All set to amazing music. The game appears to be a cross between retro arcade shooting, Pixeljunk Eden and puzzle games. Which is...
PixelJunk 1-4 is on its way
We don't what it's about. We don't know what the aim of the game is. We just know it's coming. And that's because the viral marketing has started — via none other than the worlds current second-favourite Internet dossing point, Facebook. On the Facebook page, a tiny screenshots have been revealed. It looks a lot like...
According to Q-Games' Susan Panico Pixeljunk Eden had made a "return on investment within 24 hours
" That means, any sales after the first day on the PSN became clear, green, lovely profit. While sales were likely to be the highest within the first 24-hours, we've no doubt that Pixeljunk Eden has gone on to sell reasonably well in the...