243w ago - Q-Games Ltd. President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert unveiled today via PlayStation Blog that PixelJunk Eden Encore will be hitting PSN this Thursday.
To quote: Just a quick blog update today to let everyone know the expansion pack for PixelJunk Eden hits PSN this Thursday, April 16! In three days you can download PixelJunk Eden Encore for only $5.99.
If you haven't played the original, then now is the time to start doing so because the Encore expansion pack is something you're not going to want to miss out on!
We've put a lot of effort into making Encore have the best of everything from the original game, with great pacing, well-designed levels and heaps of new ideas.
So now I wonder who will be first to discover the cool Easter Egg (appropriate time of year too!) at the end of the game...
Yes, even though Sony Computer Entertainment publishes PixelJunk titles in the West (well, who better to turn to in order to release a PSN game, right?), PixelJunk is completely independently funded and created by us here at Q-Games....
245w ago - President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert of Q-Games Ltd. revealed more details of PixelJunk Eden Encore for PlayStation 3 today, as follows:
This is Dylan from Q-Games, the company behind PixelJunk, and this is all about Eden Encore.
First things first, what have we added? Well, basically we have added five whole new stages, each one choc-a-bloc full of ideas and gimmicks. We also designed five brand new backgrounds for them (each background for a garden is programmed uniquely just for that garden's style - just in case you hadn't noticed that in the original), and Baiyon went away and created five brilliant new tracks of music to match it all up.
To make things a little easier we are going to retro-patch the original Eden to have a new feature we created for Encore. This is the three-seed smart-bomb power your Grimp now has. Simply put, if you jump into three full seeds in a row, all the "Prowlers" on the screen explode into a big cloud of pollen. Everyone who boots up their original Eden in a few weeks will be patched and get this feature, so look out for that!
Thinking up new stages for Eden was hard work. We put a lot of stuff into the original game, especially the gardens onwards from garden...
246w ago - Q-Games Ltd. President and Executive Producer Dylan Cuthbert shared details of the PixelJunk Eden Encore update coming in April today via PS Blog:
Eden Encore will be coming out very soon in April. Get ready for zero gravity, mirror worlds, all new music from Baiyon, and we've added something extra special at the end which is a Big Secret(tm) and is a present to all the fans.
On top of all this, we're flying along with the next new PixelJunk title (we're calling it #4 for now) and even experimenting with future PixelJunk ideas too.
But things just keep getting more exciting because PixelJunk Eden has been nominated in not just one, but three (!!!) categories at the upcoming Independent Game Festival's award show in San Francisco, CA. We are also nominated for the GDC Choice awards too, which are held during the same week.
Additionally, so GDC is going to be pretty crazy and even busier than normal, and I am looking forward to it a lot!
Oh, and before I forget, on Friday, March 27 at GDC, Baiyon will be doing a talk about Eden and the use of CMYK in his graphic design work....
269w ago - The PixelJunk team wants fans to try Eden, their latest game. As a bonus, they are currently offering a free download of the Monsters Encore expansion.
The add-on pack adds 15 new levels (and a random level generator). This should be a deal for those that love PJM and are looking for something new, but note the deal ends on October 16, 2008.
Key PixelJunk Eden Features:
• Stunning Visuals: Stylish graphics and dynamic animations brought to life in gorgeous 1080p HD.
• Multi-player Co-op: Local co-op play for up to three players.
• Trophy and Online Support: Unlock Trophies and track high scores via online leaderboards.
• Video Recording: Record gameplay videos to the hard drive or upload directly to YouTube.
• Remote Play - Supports Remote Play for PSPĀ® (PlayStation Portable) system.