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SCEA Judges Day: How do you play PixelJunk Eden?

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on May 23, 2008 // Sr. Social Media Manager

A few months ago, during the Game Developers Conference, we got our first look at Q-Games’ PixelJunk Eden. Clearly it possessed a striking look, but how do you actually *play* it? That’s what I was wondering as I approached the PJE setup at last week’s E3 Judges Day event. I’m guessing that you might be too, so I set up the camera as blog regulars Deb Mars and Matt Morton walked me through the early parts of the game.

It’s quite an addictive game (not unlike PixelJunk Monsters, even if that’s the only thing they have in common), and this fact wasn’t lost on the media in attendance. Look for more on PixelJunk Eden soon, right here on PlayStation.Blog.

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+ reson8er on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:14 am said:

Can’t wait for this, BRING IT ON!


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+ Torgo on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:19 am said:

Wow, that helps immensely in terms of understanding what you actually do in this game. Great Job!!!!


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+ Kobes-Accuser on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:32 am said:

Poop in the Face I am happy!


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+ leetfoo on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:33 am said:

Yay more PixelJunk games! You guys are great. I love that you seem focused on making great co-op experiences. Can’t wait to see another great game from you.


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+ chaosatom333 on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:33 am said:

looks awesome.

How long is the game?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:36 am said:

    There are 10 gardens, and each one expands 5 times, for a total of 50 levels.


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+ jimmyn28 on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:38 am said:

Haha, 8 o’ clock.


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+ chaosatom333 on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:43 am said:

cool is it going to go for 9.99 price?


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+ Chrisrahosiris on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:44 am said:

Q Games is really showing others how to take advantage of PSN. They have developed a cult following now. I expect this title and PixelJunk Dungeon to sell incredibly well.


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+ depward on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:49 am said:

That looks really awesome..


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+ dam6655 on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:49 am said:

I sure hope this game has Online co-op.


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+ nmc75 on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:56 am said:

PixelJunk Eden looks like a marriage of LocoRoco, Flow, Flower and… Spiderman, oddly enough with the Grimp’s swinging abilities. Looks like a pretty cool and fun game!


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+ mobiletone on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:02 am said:

given i’ve disliked every other pixeljunk title i’m giving this a miss. they’ve had enough of my money for tat already.


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+ chubigans on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:06 am said:

Amazing. This game looks so awesome!


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+ erico316 on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:06 am said:

do u guys accpet checking card i have a master card checking card can i us e that to add funds i want ounk seirs?


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+ erico316 on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:06 am said:

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+ erico316 on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:06 am said:

junk*


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+ papertiger201 on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:13 am said:

It definitely reminds me of Wik: Fable of Lost Souls. That also had the swinging/momentum mechanic. (Yes, I know this is an XBLA game…please don’t hate).


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+ SmogItUp on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:24 am said:

More PixelCrack!!!!!!


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+ zakupilot256 on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:24 am said:

I am not feeling this game. It seems we are getting more interactive art then games. I think the PSN needs a “diablo” game (co-op online dungeon crawler) for example more so then interactive art. I am not saying no to games like this, i think they help make the psn stand out over Wii Ware and XBLA games. I just want to see more variety and quantity of new games for the PSN.


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+ dam6655 on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:41 am said:

@ zakupilot256
Have you tried Dark Mist? It is kinda a dungeon rpg, at a basic level. For more info check out this forum post

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3dlgames&thread.id=85686


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+ Youlikeyams on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:52 am said:

I’ll give you an answer to your question in a year or so, when it’ll probably consider showing face in Europe.


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+ Fersis on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:05 pm said:

day one buy for me.


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+ Zorox on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:10 pm said:

How about we get real games, and not another one of these artsy tech demos.


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+ gardea on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:11 pm said:

Wow, that looks awesome.


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+ Jeigh on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:15 pm said:

Wow… pretty… You don’t happen to have a screensaver of this do you…? :D

Looking forward to it- having trouble pulling my brother back into Monsters Encore since he recently picked up Metal Gear Essentials, but we’re going to attack it this weekend. Any thoughts on making an RPG?

Have a good weekend.


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+ GargantulaKon on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:16 pm said:

PixelJunk’s games looked like little uninteresting games to me. The name PixelJunk did not help, but the demo of Monsters was awesome! I love it and I am going to wait to see if PixelJunk will come out with a complete version with the expansion pack included maybe. The PixelJunk racing demo one was OK, but Monsters grabbed my attention.


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+ Cpt.blue on May 23rd, 2008 at 12:55 pm said:

Mmmmmm… not really feeling the interactive art games…


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+ subbed on May 23rd, 2008 at 1:31 pm said:

I am seriously addicted to the PixelJunk games. I understand that they dont appeal to everyone but congrats to Q games on another awesome addition to the series!


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+ enewtabie on May 23rd, 2008 at 1:38 pm said:

lol,Jeff looked as confused as me.It is very beautiful,but without the video,nobody would know what to do.


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+ superbone547 on May 23rd, 2008 at 1:40 pm said:

Looks interesting, but I’m not sold on this yet, I’ll probably needa demo to decide for sure on this.

How many people can play co-op? online? Remote play?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 23rd, 2008 at 3:29 pm said:

    3 person local co-op


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+ Jeigh on May 23rd, 2008 at 1:43 pm said:

I don’t understand where people are getting this “interactive art” angle. Did you watch the video? They’re actually playing a game, go figure. What, if a game looks artistic it’s immediately ‘interactive art’? Open your eyes. Go try out Tori Emaki and then come back here and tell me this is ‘interactive art.’


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+ chasegamez on May 23rd, 2008 at 1:53 pm said:

pixer junk monsters i love
i think ill wait 2 play a demo


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+ Cpt.blue on May 23rd, 2008 at 1:56 pm said:

Jeigh is actually being a [DELETED] again, go figure


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+ Cpt.blue on May 23rd, 2008 at 1:58 pm said:

You point and jump. You land on something and it grows, artistically. Then you point and jump. Interactive art.


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+ DankandSticky on May 23rd, 2008 at 2:23 pm said:

50 levels! awesome…. and no cpt blue its not just interactive art… check out the PSeye games for that, and theyre lame… this is gonna take skill as well, thats why theres trophies..


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+ Lp47 on May 23rd, 2008 at 3:59 pm said:

Looks pretty fun, especially multiplayer.


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+ enewtabie on May 23rd, 2008 at 4:00 pm said:

Looks great Jeff..Any word on the trophies or if we will hear something soon?


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+ crazypenguin on May 23rd, 2008 at 4:15 pm said:

hmm, fun, pricing jeff, pricing. oh and notice, i’m so enticed by this game that i was about to forget LBP, which you still havn’t covered…


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+ dam6655 on May 23rd, 2008 at 5:18 pm said:

No online co-op, no purchase for me.


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+ Dubbedinenglish on May 23rd, 2008 at 5:48 pm said:

Looks almost like a blend of LBP and everyday shooter. Very cool and unique.


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+ erico316 on May 23rd, 2008 at 6:26 pm said:

jeff i just head the inview thing u did with the people from ps fanboy pod cast
u did great in its are there any other inview from any other big sony people that we dont know about?


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+ erico316 on May 23rd, 2008 at 6:33 pm said:

o and how is lil big planet lastest built?


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+ Joe on May 23rd, 2008 at 7:14 pm said:

The game does not look half bad. I will have to keep this game on my mind to check out later when it comes out. Just looking at the game reminds me of Flow seeing as that too was a simple yet so nice and a warm feeling game. So I hope this game will be good.

Also not having to do with this game but does any one know what happened to Eyedentify, Eight Days and Getaway?


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+ erico316 on May 23rd, 2008 at 7:23 pm said:

getaway is still in developement but it coming out with a movie in the theather


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+ FoxKit on May 23rd, 2008 at 8:23 pm said:

Hehe, Jeff, I heard you on the PSNation podcast.

n.n

Also, this looks like the kind of game that I may enjoy until LBP comes out…


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+ Who_Said on May 23rd, 2008 at 9:33 pm said:

Pixeljunk Eden is looking great. Glad to see more footage of this game and a better explanation of how to play. Love the style.


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+ NewYork214 on May 23rd, 2008 at 10:51 pm said:

hey jeff now that phil is gone i think u should take over. people already know u now from the blog.so who else is better to take over? so see ya at E3 lol


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+ ionwaffle on May 23rd, 2008 at 11:08 pm said:

what are the trophies like?
how do they work and what do you win them for in this game?


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+ NDGO on May 24th, 2008 at 3:17 am said:

you asked all the questions i wanted to ask. that game looks awesome now. before i didn’t know it had a point


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+ Rayziel on May 24th, 2008 at 3:18 am said:

The game looks great but…

Where are the PSN Cards???

Oh well…


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