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Name the Next PixelJunk Game!

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.”

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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!


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

PixelJunk Spelunk!


+ 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.


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

PixelJunk: U.S. Navy Seals


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

PixelJunk Splash
PixelJunk SplashMaster


+ 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.


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

PixelJunk ooze


+ 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


+ 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.


+ 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.


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

PixelJunk Hot & Cold, submitted.


+ 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.


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

Pixeljunk: Finally on a disc

Sounds awfully good to me.


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

buying it


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

does anyone know if insomniac is making resistance3 soon?

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