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PixelJunk Eden Encore Launching on PSN this Thursday

Dylan Cuthbert's Avatar + Posted by Dylan Cuthbert on Apr 13, 2009 // President and Executive Producer, Q-Games Ltd.

Hey PixelJunk fans,

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… have a read of my earlier blog entry for more information about what we have added.

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…

In other news, PixelJunk Eden was nominated three times at the Independent Games Festival a couple of weeks back. 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. Unfortunately we didn’t win an award but just the nominations made us happy enough as it was our first time at such an award show.

We’re busy working the fourth installment for PixelJunk and I’ll post more info about that in a little while. All I can say is that the game is really unique and a lot of fun – and very pretty to look at.

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+ Anddo on April 14th, 2009 at 12:48 pm said:

Soooo Good :)


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+ guitain on April 14th, 2009 at 1:43 pm said:

YAY! I wish my friends would get over the “Awww, it’s too hard and weird!”-phase…


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+ neorudemovement on April 14th, 2009 at 1:59 pm said:

i will be buying this right away :)


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+ Jackal888 on April 14th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

I am amazed at comments that this game is too hard. You do not have to get all spectra to get to the next level. You can go back and get them later. This game is relaxing. Getting all the trophies is hard, but they are supposed to be for people who have mastered the game.

Try playing Ghouls N’ Ghosts that is a hard game.


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+ Sekoku on April 14th, 2009 at 3:50 pm said:

Bundle? I’d buy Eden and Encore if there was a bundle price.

Will not get Monsters, I dispise the upgrade wait. I wish it was more like Savage Moons “you said upgrade and I’ll start to do that so you don’t have to sit here dumbly and dance to make me a priority upgrade.”

Still, kudos for supporting your games.


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    + Dylan Cuthbert on April 14th, 2009 at 9:23 pm said:

    You can pop open the menu and upgrade immediately. The dance-upgrade is for when you are out of gems or you have nothing better to do.


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+ Ixionx on April 14th, 2009 at 4:31 pm said:

Can’t wait for this to come out! My girlfriend and I are desperately hoping that you one day release another island for PixelJunk Monsters, and even more levels for Eden. Out of all the games I own, PixelJunk ones are about the only ones we keep coming back to every weekend or so, even though we’ve finished them completely! So much fun!


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+ JesseHaysFL on April 15th, 2009 at 1:06 am said:

Mr. Cuthbert,

My girfriend and I both enjoy monsters and eden immenseley we even call monsters “babies” (a refrence to the ones you save/protect) a name she came up with and it stuck, so on to the question will she and I see any new babies levels ever or is monsters put to bed now? I really hope you add another expansion as we both have enjoyed your games and there expansion soon to be expansions. Thanks again for a great game and I hope you get a chance to read my post even if you don’t respond.

Thanks!


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    + Dylan Cuthbert on April 15th, 2009 at 9:01 pm said:

    we call them babies too :-)


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+ Watchmann on April 15th, 2009 at 4:25 am said:

I will definitely pick up PJE & PJM … eventually. Depending on reviews, the DLC pricepoint might be well worth it. My issue is I have trouble shelling out $10 for either of the full games, given that both have been up for sale, sometimes at half off (I missed the sales!). So I will be the one sulking in the corner, awaiting another sale. At that point, I will pick’em up .. I promise!


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    + Dylan Cuthbert on April 15th, 2009 at 9:02 pm said:

    Hey.. don\’t be too stingy, we need the money to make more PixelJunk games!


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+ SarshelYam on April 15th, 2009 at 7:29 am said:

I spent ample time with this at Sony’s Bloggers.Lounge at GDC. It is fantastic to say the least. I’ve been purchasing every PJ release DAY ONE without hesitation and I’m extremely happy with each one (and looking forward to what’s next).

With that said, as much as I’d love to ask a question about Encore, I have to ask about what’s next. Will we see an unveil at this years E3? I have to imagine the answer is a resounding yes, but please confirm as my hunger can barely be sated by the mere thought of it.

One last thing, thank you and your team for producing such a fantastic and accessible series of games. Both my wife and I have enjoyed the series and hope you continue this lovely relationship with the PlayStation Network.


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    + Dylan Cuthbert on April 15th, 2009 at 9:00 pm said:

    we\’re really busy on the next installment on the PixelJunk series and it is going to be the best PixelJunk game yet. Hopefully we can start showing stuff in a month or two!


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+ AnyColourYouLike on April 15th, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

What a Bargain.


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+ Dark_Vincent on April 15th, 2009 at 3:34 pm said:

PJEden stands as one of the best PSN titles out there. I’ve gotten 33 Spectras so far, but it’s getting tough on Garden 8 and beyond!!


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+ gln555 on April 15th, 2009 at 11:20 pm said:

I wrote earlier that PJE is one a stressful game. I have to change my comment a little. It is a stressful game if you really want to get the trophies. I am a trophy chaser so I really wanted the trophies. Getting them was really really hard.

Once you have them none of the gardens feel all that hard. All the same I like to play some of the gardens more than others but that is the great thing about getting all the spectra you can choose what gardens you want to play in.

Dylan, if Q-logic keeps making games I will keep on buying them. love PJM (+encore) and PJE didn’t care much for PJ racer but to each there own.


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+ Watchmann on April 16th, 2009 at 9:26 am said:

@Dylan

There are way too many great games on PSN at the moment, it becomes a matter of trying to prioritize. I’m not meaning to be stingy, but I have to balance my laundry list of games to DL (with PJE & PJM consisently in my top ten!) with … keeping my wife reasonably happy ;) I’ve already managed to blow my self-imposed monthly budget by about 1/3.

In contradiction, I’m really hoping a PJ sale does NOT happen today. I’d have to add to my wallet, and follow thru on my promise ;)


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+ PoloM29 on April 17th, 2009 at 12:55 am said:

I didn’t notice any Spider-Man mechanics in the video. I think your just noticing the SIXAXIS attack the shoots them down, or maybe they do have that new feature. I didn’t buy it yet, so I don’t know. I definitely am getting this though. A 100% positive fact.


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+ Aero-R on April 17th, 2009 at 2:56 am said:

Amazing Dylan, amazing. Great Encore. I bought it as soon as possible yesterday. Guess who is back from an hospital operation spending his rest on playing Encore !? :D

By the way, there’s been only one issue: it’s the 6th time the Encore disconnects my PSN session, don’t know why but from time to time it disconnects it. For the rest, it works like a charm !

There’s an option in Eden to pause the game when the Playstation button is pressed? I think no, but it might be quite useful when accesing to the XMB menu.

Great art concept by Baiyon on the Garden 12 !


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+ Dexiro on April 17th, 2009 at 8:12 am said:

what was so special about garden 12??

maybe i missed something xD


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+ Onna76_NL on April 18th, 2009 at 12:43 pm said:

I bought the pack today. After I saw that the price was only 2,99 Euro over here I no longer could refuse. I for one, no longer hunt for trophies really, if I get them by surprise fine but I no longer chase them. Makes gaming so much easier, relaxed and fun.


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+ Onna76_NL on April 18th, 2009 at 12:45 pm said:

By the way, I noticed one thing… when you open 3 seeds in 1 go you get bonus rings of pollen, though they don’t keep on dropping like the usual pollen. After a few seconds they disappear. Also happens in the normal PJE version, not only in Encore.


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+ red5ive on April 18th, 2009 at 10:44 pm said:

i just downloaded Encore and took a look at these trophies….. what the deuce?? they are freakin hard!


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+ TigerLust on April 19th, 2009 at 6:07 pm said:

Hey Dylan, wanted to say thanks for making such distinct incredible games.

Just collected all the Eden Encore trophies, and I’ve gotta say, I really loved the challenge!

Really sneaky where you guys hid 8 of the seeds on Garden 15 (a bit vague but perhaps still a SPOILER: 1 for each color under the hollow box, and the 6 on top/down/left) but finally nabbed them. The color background for Garden 15 reminded me of Garden 10, I kept expecting to blow to the side, hehe. After all that work, I am ranked #3 globally for that garden, but I am sure that will change once people figure it out.

Keep it up, and looking forward to your next release! Keep the games coming, and I will keep sending you my $$$


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