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News: How the PS4's Social Features Inspired Forthcoming Exclusive The Tomorrow Children

How the PS4's Social Features Inspired Forthcoming Exclusive The Tomorrow Children

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...

Review: PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate (PlayStation 4)

PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate (PlayStation 4)

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...

Review: PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD (PlayStation Network - Vita)

PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Tiki-tastic

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...

News: So, What Does PixelJunk Mean Anyway?

So, What Does PixelJunk Mean Anyway?

Unearthed secrets

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,...

Feature: Why PixelJunk Studio Q-Games Is Creating Trip-Hop During Its Lunch Break

Why PixelJunk Studio Q-Games Is Creating Trip-Hop During Its Lunch Break

Massive attack

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...

News: PixelJunk and Lumines Developers Release New Record

PixelJunk and Lumines Developers Release New Record

Real time

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...

News: PixelJunk Celebrates Anniversary in Style

PixelJunk Celebrates Anniversary in Style

Monstrous savings

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

News: PixelJunk Sidescroller Drops Onto The PlayStation Store Next Week

PixelJunk Sidescroller Drops Onto The PlayStation Store Next Week

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," president and gaffer Dylan Cuthbert wrote on the..

News: The PixelJunk Series Will Make You Move

The PixelJunk Series Will Make You Move

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...

News: TGS 11: Q-Games' Awesome PlayStation Move Music Tool Now Known As PixelJunk 4am

TGS 11: Q-Games' Awesome PlayStation Move Music Tool Now Known As PixelJunk 4am

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 incredible product. But why the name change? "4am is..

News: Future PixelJunk Releases Will Feature Easier To Obtain Trophies

Future PixelJunk Releases Will Feature Easier To Obtain Trophies

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 almost all of them naturally." But not all..

News: New PixelJunk Sidescroller Trailer Blasts Its Way Online

New PixelJunk Sidescroller Trailer Blasts Its Way Online

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 amazing. Catch the trailer after the jump.

E3 2011: PixelJunk Sidescroller Quietly Announced For PlayStation 3

PixelJunk Sidescroller Quietly Announced For PlayStation 3

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 PlayStation.com.

E3 2011: Q-Games Set To Showcase Three Titles At E3

Q-Games Set To Showcase Three Titles At E3

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 being for NGP? “E3 coming up… it’s exciting,"..

News: Q-Games Offers Developer Perspective Of PSN Outage

Q-Games Offers Developer Perspective Of PSN Outage

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 bottom-line. "PSN being out definitely..

News: PlayStation Network Themes Go All Three-Dimensional

PlayStation Network Themes Go All Three-Dimensional

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 theme makes the jump.

News: Who's Ready For More PixelJunk Shooter Next Month?

Who's Ready For More PixelJunk Shooter Next Month?

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, Q-Games' boss, Dylan Cuthbert, teased that the studio..

News: Q-Games Detail PixelJunk Shooter 2's Monstrous Online Component

Q-Games Detail PixelJunk Shooter 2's Monstrous Online Component

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..