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Name the Next PixelJunk Game!

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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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  • PixelJunk: elemental

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

  • StalkingSilence

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

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

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

  • 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

  • Awesome, Day One purchase!!!

  • PixelJunk: Battle Royal

  • spidersparlor

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

    Here’s to another contest!

  • PixelJunk: Lava

  • PixelJunk: Magma

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

    Pixeljunk Jungle.

  • PixelJunk: Stephen Colbert

  • Just made my submission! Thanks!

    PixelJunk: Terra

  • Dylan you are far beyond awesome!! :)

  • 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.

  • Ehm creatures in this case :-P

  • 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

  • almighty-slayer

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

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

  • Dylan Cuthbert
    Dylan Cuthbert
    Dylan Cuthbert

    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

    PixelJunk Spelunk!

  • 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.

  • PixelJunk: U.S. Navy Seals

  • PixelJunk Splash
    PixelJunk SplashMaster

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

  • PixelJunk ooze

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

    BTW, already submitted my ideas. :D

  • 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.

  • 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

    • Dylan Cuthbert
      Dylan Cuthbert

      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

    PixelJunk Hot & Cold, submitted.

  • VofEscaflowne

    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

    Pixeljunk: Finally on a disc

    Sounds awfully good to me.

  • buying it

  • does anyone know if insomniac is making resistance3 soon?

  • 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.

  • PixelJunk: Omega

  • PixelJunk in the Trunk

    Hahah.. I should submit it.

  • 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

    • Dylan Cuthbert
      Dylan Cuthbert

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

      Can you try another browser?

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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

  • We can submit as many names as we want or?

  • 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…

    • Dylan Cuthbert
      Dylan Cuthbert

      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.

  • 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!

  • Submitted:

    PixelJunk Salvation
    PixelJunk Aether

  • VofEscaflowne

    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.

  • Strange__Brew

    PixelJunk Cool It
    PixelJunk Cool

  • So when is the release date for this game?

  • PixelJunk Swine Flu

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

  • Pixeljunk: Junk Harder
    Pixeljunk: Junk pixels.

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

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