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E3 Replay: The Indescribable PixelJunk lifelike

Matt Morton's Avatar + Posted by Matt Morton on Jun 17, 2011 // Producer, Santa Monica Studio


While still recovering from last weeks E3, the PlayStation.Blog team wanted to share some of their favorite interviews with everyone who didn’t catch them when they aired live. Dylan Cuthbert, Ariel Angelotti and Baiyon (!) flew over from Kyoto, Japan to show us the latest titles in the PixelJunk series.

Here we have the interview in which Baiyon does a live performance of his new collaborative title: PixelJunk lifelike! This title garnered a lot of buzz during the show. It’s nearly impossible to explain what it is, so Baiyon and Dylan decided to show us what PixelJunk lifelike is all about. While it may not be a game, per se, it definitely is a game changer! Hope you enjoy the video and Baiyon’s performance.

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+ Surfaced on June 17th, 2011 at 3:09 pm said:

Awesome, buying this day one, which means I’ll need a Move soon.

Matt, how did you land your job as a producer? What did you study in college?


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    + Matt Morton on June 17th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

    Hi Surfaced,

    I got into video games after 15 years of Film Production. I studied Film, Radio and TV production in college. Moved to Los Angeles to pursue that career and took a job as a QA tester for a video game company. I soon noticed a lot of similarities between the two industries and changed my focus to games.

    Get in as a tester and work your way up! You will know many things about every aspect of the industry that way. In my opinion, QA testers are the great unsung heroes of the industry.

    It was pure luck landing the job here at SONY with the amazing Deb Mars as my boss. Even MORE luck that I’ve been associated with Q-Games since the beginning of the PixelJunk series!

    Keep the interest and PixelJunk Love coming!


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+ ItsNymo on June 17th, 2011 at 3:36 pm said:

Can’t wait to get my hands on it! I know I’ll certainly spend hours just playing around with it…

As for sharing: Will there also be a Youtube upload function similar to previous PixelJunk games? It just seems like a perfect fit here and I’d love to see/hear what others have created!


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+ wocyob on June 17th, 2011 at 3:43 pm said:

i really love everything they have done so far so im sure this will be pretty fun to mess around with.

but one thing i would like to know is that if this game/time killer will have support for the dualshock at all or is it just PS move?


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+ leukoplast on June 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm said:

Move game = fail game. Move = fail.


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+ bitbydeath on June 17th, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

Will you guys ever make a Pixel Junk Monsters 2? I love the first game and would love for a sequal or even further expansions made with new towers and enemies.


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    + Matt Morton on June 17th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

    Q-Games is always watching the forums and posts, so keep letting them know! One of the great things about Q-Games is that they listen to their fans and value any and all feedback!


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+ datoupee on June 17th, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

I like all of the PixelJunk games but this one seems to be the first I won’t be buying. I’m not into motion controlled gaming or trance music.

When is PixelJunk going to make a side scrolling platformer already ? !


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+ plaztiksyke on June 17th, 2011 at 4:35 pm said:

Again, once of the reasons PS3 is my platform of choice. Nothing else comes close to this kind of innovation. I assume, since it’s a music-oriented game, it will have bluray-quality audio?


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    + Ariel Angelotti on June 19th, 2011 at 10:50 pm said:

    Rest assured, the music will be of excellent quality. The lifelike experience demands it!


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+ Link01 on June 17th, 2011 at 5:13 pm said:

Thanks for the first response, hopefully I can find a studio around Gainesville or Daytona Beach Florida looking for QA testers. … besides the EA in Orlando.


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+ DarthDanMan on June 17th, 2011 at 5:53 pm said:

Looks good. :) I’ll be getting it for sure if its not more than $10.


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+ Spoelstra3 on June 17th, 2011 at 6:28 pm said:

I don’t get it.


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on June 17th, 2011 at 7:04 pm said:

I have a friend who’s a mad raver. He’d probably be down with this, I’ll have to tell him about it.


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+ VixDiesel on June 17th, 2011 at 7:22 pm said:

I refuse to buy Move so I really hope there’s NORMAL controls and none of this forced motion crap.


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+ keepamonte on June 17th, 2011 at 8:37 pm said:

why cant i sign in to my account. i went to network settings and it said my signal was strong but the PSN was down


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+ bevo8890 on June 17th, 2011 at 8:44 pm said:

same with me!! this is the last night im gonna have internet hooked up to the psn and now i cant even freakin play! THANK YOU PLAYSTATION!! GEEZ


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+ dan08pires on June 17th, 2011 at 9:07 pm said:

anyone feel like popping something?


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+ dan08pires on June 17th, 2011 at 9:09 pm said:

oh and one thing:

will it have CROSS GAME CHAT?


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+ Emadeowa on June 17th, 2011 at 9:57 pm said:

where can I get a set of those PS stereo head set, hopefuly its got a mic… game is looking good


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on June 18th, 2011 at 7:05 am said:

the bass sound nice!


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+ bestningenalive on June 18th, 2011 at 7:19 am said:

I have so much great respect and love for the pixeljunk series; you guys are never afraid to do something different! I really hope you guys actually do release more basic visualizers, even if you charged a little bit i would love to have a robust wealth of visualizers. I’m always listening to music on my ps3 and more visualizers never hurt


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+ k1llabeastie on June 18th, 2011 at 12:29 pm said:

Those headsets look cool. And getting there from a tester is amazing :D


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+ GGod0 on June 18th, 2011 at 12:29 pm said:

@15 WHAT IS SO BLOODY IMPORTANT ABOUT CROSS GAME CHAT????


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+ GGod0 on June 18th, 2011 at 12:33 pm said:

On topic I really love the PJ Shooter 1+2 soundtrack.

Looking forward to future games, and i really need to buy eden and monsters.


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+ explosive78 on June 19th, 2011 at 1:01 pm said:

So your the guys who make the visualizer for the music backgrounds. Good, I have been meaning to say UPLOAD NEW VISUALIZERS!!! For a console that’s supposed to have at least a 10year life span you guys don’t update everything enough, we have a few photo apps more than we need, too many movie apps. No new visualizers, playstation life is a pointless icon because you guys don’t touch it, I could go on but you guys get enough of that. Just wish there was a place were our voices could be heard, thought it was playstation share, but you guys don’t touch that anymore either.

But on topic, I love pixeljunk games! You guys are extremely creative, this looks interesting as well.


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+ joejohnPSN on June 19th, 2011 at 2:15 pm said:

Not once does Baiyon turn toward the camera. They barely acknowledge his presence during the demo at all. Weird.


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+ KevPC on June 19th, 2011 at 6:31 pm said:

yea…i would also like a pixel junk monsters 2 but if is possible can u increase the number of players…i always feel bad that my cousins don’t get to play, because is only for 2 players.


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+ PhantomOfPanton on June 19th, 2011 at 7:38 pm said:

Game looks awesome! I watched the video, but I might of missed it, will this game support 3D? It would be really cool if it did!

Also, there really does need to be more visualizers! Many more! I would love pixeljunk visualizers like this while I’m listening to music. A visualizer based off the game “flower” would be fantastic as well! Just give as a lot more visualizers! :D


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+ Hooligantuan on June 20th, 2011 at 7:40 am said:

Oh, cool. Instead of PixelJunk Monsters 2, they made an interactive screen saver.


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