I can’t have been the only one who played d_of_i‘s original sand games (collected here alongside all its various spinoffs) and thought that someday, eventually, someone could make an extremely compelling game out of the experience.
As it turns out: that’d be Q-games, who have finally revealed the full trailer to their recently teased and re-teased fourth PixelJunk game, still known as 1-4. As you can see above, the game takes everything engrossing about manipulating realistically modeled particle/fluid mechanics and combines it with subterranean rescue, Lunar Lander/Dropship-esque thrust physics and 360 degree shooting.
In further viral efforts, Q-games has also left the name of this game up to the players: they’re currently holding a naming contest at the game’s official site, with T-shirts for the winner and five runners up. Head over there for more artwork and details, and to submit your own entry.
PixelJunk™ 1-4 Naming Contest [Q-games]