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Dylan Cuthbert's Avatar + Posted by Dylan Cuthbert on Apr 29, 2009 // President and Executive Producer, Q-Games Ltd.

Big big news today! We are releasing the first screenshots and video of the next PixelJunk game! For those of you who have been following my page on Facebook which has been slowly teasing you since last week, this is the day you’ve all been waiting for!

And… to top it all we are also launching a naming competition! Yes, you heard it right, instead of choosing the name ourselves for PixelJunk 1-4 we would like YOU to name the game for us. This is for those real PixelJunk fans out there, because your name will go into the credits of the game and be immortalized for all eternity (or for a few years at least).

Anyway, first things first, go to the site and look at the concept art, watch the work-in-progress video, and think up a name: http://pixeljunk.jp/namingcontest

It’s looking pretty nice so far we think. We’ve implemented a fluid simulation sandbox with lots of different fluids and interactions and it’s simply a lot of fun to play just by itself, but on top of that we have a really cool “thrust” based game where you can shoot at monsters and carry stuff around to solve the puzzles in each area. The goal is to save the survivors, but what are they survivors of? As you delve deeper into the caverns you’ll learn more about what their predicament is – yes, this time there will be a bit of a story; which is a first in the PixelJunk series so far.

Oh, and we’ll give out free t-shirts to the winner of the naming contest and also to the five runners up, so definitely submit an idea no matter how silly you think it might be, we might just use it. We will pick the winner from a hat containing the names of all the people who submitted the same idea, so send your ideas in by May 11th, which is the closing date for the competition. We will then choose 5 runner up ideas and do the same thing for each one. We’ll then design a logo for the name and announce the winner a few weeks afterwards.

Good luck!


“SCEA Is Not Responsible For Nor Is A Sponsor Of This Contest.”

//Add Your Own

156 Comments   9 Replies

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+ bany_rock on April 29th, 2009 at 10:45 am said:

PixelJunk: elemental


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+ Draicus on April 29th, 2009 at 10:45 am said:

PixelJunk: Go-Ahead-and-Give-Us-All-of-the-Independent-Game-Awards


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+ StalkingSilence on April 29th, 2009 at 10:49 am said:

PixelJunk SwineFlu
(making way for the inevitable PixelJunk SwineFlu Encore!)

Your marketing buzz will be done for you – everyone’s talking about Swine influenza!


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+ Andrefpvs on April 29th, 2009 at 10:53 am said:

I think I sent in a really good one, now let’s wait :)


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+ Insyt on April 29th, 2009 at 10:55 am said:

no one has named what i sent in…maybe i’ll win…no one probably thought of it…which means its probably not decent enough haha…saw good names through the posts thus far though…

Pc,
Syt


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+ Insomnia999 on April 29th, 2009 at 10:57 am said:

Awesome, Day One purchase!!!


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+ Ftwrthtx on April 29th, 2009 at 10:58 am said:

PixelJunk: Battle Royal


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+ spidersparlor on April 29th, 2009 at 10:58 am said:

Submitted mine. It makes sense, and it fits perfectly.

Here’s to another contest!


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+ rube203 on April 29th, 2009 at 10:59 am said:

PixelJunk: Lava


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+ rube203 on April 29th, 2009 at 11:00 am said:

PixelJunk: Magma


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+ Onna76_NL on April 29th, 2009 at 11:00 am said:

I sent in mine, I enclosed my username so no one can steal my name :-P Probably silly anyway, but I have:

Pixeljunk Jungle.


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+ SnoopYTimes on April 29th, 2009 at 11:01 am said:

PixelJunk: Stephen Colbert


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+ NoobianGod on April 29th, 2009 at 11:04 am said:

Just made my submission! Thanks!

PixelJunk: Terra


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+ sNsKid on April 29th, 2009 at 11:04 am said:

Dylan you are far beyond awesome!! :)


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+ Onna76_NL on April 29th, 2009 at 11:06 am said:

If I may say why I think Jungle… well, the jungle is an adventure, plus a puzzle to get through. The looks, sound, elements in the game are quite familiar with the Jungle. Plus its a wilderness of wild animals.


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+ Onna76_NL on April 29th, 2009 at 11:07 am said:

Ehm creatures in this case :-P


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+ Aero-R on April 29th, 2009 at 11:08 am said:

Dylan, who’s in charge of the music this time?

I was shocked when I saw that the song samples part of the sentences on this ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR0lWICH3rY


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+ almighty-slayer on April 29th, 2009 at 11:08 am said:

Awesome. I submitted the most obvious name in the world. Oh well.

Nice one Dylan and your team, looks amazing as usual.


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+ Dylan Cuthbert on April 29th, 2009 at 11:12 am said:

What an amazing response everyone!

Remember you need to post each suggestion via the form in the http://pixeljunk.jp/namingcontest link in the blog. (the one that you are shown after going through the “tour”)

There have been some great suggestions so far! Some people have come up with some really original stuff!


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+ CitizenInsane27 on April 29th, 2009 at 11:12 am said:

PixelJunk Spelunk!


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+ NukeGoBoom on April 29th, 2009 at 11:13 am said:

I wanted…
Pixel Junk Spelunk
Before i understood the concept.
Also shouldnt it be 2-1 becouse its your second year of pixel-junk as a franchise?Are will it be 2-1 on the next system.


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+ King_DX on April 29th, 2009 at 11:14 am said:

PixelJunk: U.S. Navy Seals


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+ raz_lintu on April 29th, 2009 at 11:14 am said:

PixelJunk Splash
PixelJunk SplashMaster


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+ Anubis80 on April 29th, 2009 at 11:15 am said:

Name submitted. I just dont know why you guys keep listing your names here so someone else can steal them.


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+ Tanko2ATM on April 29th, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

PixelJunk ooze


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+ cronqvist on April 29th, 2009 at 11:20 am said:

Oh my god, it’s looking quite pretty. The water and lava animation are awesome.

BTW, already submitted my ideas. :D


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+ commedieu on April 29th, 2009 at 11:23 am said:

can you make me a patch for custom sound in pixel junk eden? its a great game but i really do hate the music to death and don’t want to beat it once just to unlock the option.


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+ Sw1tched on April 29th, 2009 at 11:23 am said:

Man this looks great……too bad once again you still have the hud stuck to the screen with your logo also so you can destroy everyones plasma tv…….i WOULD buy this…..man, a simple hud on/off you think would be a no brainer?

come on, we know it’s your game, we bought it. I don’t need reminded of it for a 2 hour game session


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    + Dylan Cuthbert on April 29th, 2009 at 11:34 am said:

    we\’ll be playing with solutions for the burn-in – in Eden we display it pretty dark but people were still saying they had problems.


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+ TrueStoryGuy on April 29th, 2009 at 11:23 am said:

PixelJunk Hot & Cold, submitted.


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+ VofEscaflowne on April 29th, 2009 at 11:25 am said:

I put up my suggestion: PixelJunk Terrene

I wanted to explain it better in the entry field on the website but it was far too limited. The name represents the basics of Earth… caverns, lava, water, earth. All the natural elements pretty much. But terrene also stands for beings living on the land as opposed to water and from the trailer, saving these beings seems to be one of the game’s goals. So I thought PixelJunk Terrene would not only fit for the setting but also these survivors we must help :) And it’s different enough to stand out plus it actually sounds great saying it.


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+ Poopookakabumbum on April 29th, 2009 at 11:26 am said:

Pixeljunk: Finally on a disc

Sounds awfully good to me.


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+ Sabexxs on April 29th, 2009 at 11:32 am said:

buying it


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+ zombie_56 on April 29th, 2009 at 11:33 am said:

does anyone know if insomniac is making resistance3 soon?


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+ jqtaxpayer on April 29th, 2009 at 11:38 am said:

While PJ Elements seems to be the most sensical, that’s already been suggested so I submitted PJ Alchemy… y’know, manipulating the elements for the sake of producing gold or, in this case, happy-go-funtime.


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+ Omega932000 on April 29th, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

PixelJunk: Omega


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+ datoupee on April 29th, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

PixelJunk in the Trunk

Hahah.. I should submit it.


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+ GEN-XafrX on April 29th, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

I’ve tried submitting names a bunch of times.. and I always get an error…. is it just me??

Anything beeing done about this?? I really wanna help! …heh


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    + Dylan Cuthbert on April 29th, 2009 at 11:55 am said:

    What kind of error? We are getting submissions constantly so other people seem to be getting through ok.

    Can you try another browser?


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+ GEN-XafrX on April 29th, 2009 at 12:02 pm said:

Thnx Dylan.. nevermind.. I needed to turn off a firewall I have…

I submitted 2 names… Im guessing theres no limit right?? I didn’t see any mention of there being one at least…

Hope you like them.. and the game is looking great!! Can’t wait.. to get to try this one.. I adore Eden!!! Amazing work you’re doing.. keep em coming…


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+ TwinDad on April 29th, 2009 at 12:11 pm said:

With the contest ending on May 11th. Does this mean we get the game this Summer?

I can only hope and dream. Please be gentle when crushing my dreams.


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+ PirateThom on April 29th, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

I have submitted my idea.

I went with the one word theme (Racers, Monsters, Eden) and tried to make it match the game like the other names do.

I’m not telling you though, I’ve submitted it to the site. :P


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+ kdiep on April 29th, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

We can submit as many names as we want or?


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+ Letters2Kay on April 29th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

Hey Dylan!

Say 100 people submit a title you decide to use- will you be going back and making sure to award the first submission, or will you just pick one at random? I hope you’d pick the very first one to come in…


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    + Dylan Cuthbert on April 29th, 2009 at 12:19 pm said:

    we\’ll pick them out of a hat if there are multiple submissions for one particular name.

    @91 yes you can submit as many names as you like.


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+ Trucidation on April 29th, 2009 at 12:19 pm said:

PixelJunk: Microcosm
PixelJunk: Germ
PixelJunk: Ovule
PixelJunk: Terrene
PixelJunk: Earthbound
PixelJunk: Terrestrial

I don’t care what you call it, I’m buying it asap!


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+ Tailsnakes on April 29th, 2009 at 12:20 pm said:

Submitted:

PixelJunk Salvation
PixelJunk Aether


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+ VofEscaflowne on April 29th, 2009 at 12:24 pm said:

From Dylan @92:

“we’ll pick them out of a hat if there are multiple submissions for one particular name.”

But the first one to submit the chosen name will still be the one to have his or her name displayed in the game’s credits, right? Seems a bit more fair to have it be picked out of a hat for the runner up prizes but kind of a kick in the nuts if your name is the winning one but fails because it wasn’t the one that came out of the hat even if it was the first :p Of course there’s no real way of us knowing which came first.


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+ Strange__Brew on April 29th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

PixelJunk Cool It
PixelJunk Cool


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+ Anubis80 on April 29th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

So when is the release date for this game?


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+ DonnyG on April 29th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

PixelJunk Swine Flu


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+ Francinium on April 29th, 2009 at 12:28 pm said:

Looks awesome, you guys are my favorite developers this generation.


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+ Sekoku on April 29th, 2009 at 12:28 pm said:

Pixeljunk: Junk Harder
Pixeljunk: Junk pixels.

Oh, wait, those don’t fit this one. Maybe next game… ;)


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