Q-games has finally let loose the trailer the studio showed at GDC for its upcoming expansion of Offworld 20 favorite PS3 downloadable Pixeljunk Eden, after detailing the included additions to the game.
Those additions? Along side the new Baiyon music for each level, Q-games has implemented a new “three-seed smart-bomb” powerup where every “prowler” on the screen will explode into pollen after jumping into three seeds in a row — which will also now work in the original game itself.
The expansion will also add a “zero-G” item that will let you float through the level for a limited time, with appropriately designed puzzles in that particular garden, plus a new “mirror” garden with portals in and out of its double, with subtle changes in between
And finally, Q-games is teasing at a new easter egg for the end of the expansion that “will enable you to play the entire game again in a completely different way.”
The expansion will be available with this Thursday’s regular PlayStation Network update.
PixelJunk Eden Encore Launching on PSN this Thursday [Playstation.blog, Pixeljunk Eden home]
The Independent Games Festival has announced its list of finalists for this year’s competition, culminating with this year’s awards show on March 25th. Topping the list of nominations is Q-Games’ fantastic PixelJunk Eden, which nabbed Visual Art, Audio and Technical Excellence spots, as well as Hemisphere Games’ cellular puzzle game Osmos, which earned Technical and Design nominations, as well as a nomination for the overall Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
Other notable entrants include Amanita’s Machinarium, the latest point and click adventure from the maker of the brilliant Samorost series, Between, the Esquire-curated game from Passage creator Jason Rohrer, and high-concept fan-favorite You Have To Burn The Rope from Mazapan.
Hit the jump for the full list of nominations. (more…)
Still in my very top tier of downloadable releases this year, Q-Games’ PS3 art/platformer PixelJunk Eden also gets the award for the game I’ve sworn at most profusely and most profanely. Those shouts (apart from scaring the dog) have apparently been heard ’round the world: Q has just announced that a new patch will be available very soon that’ll bring a continue system, more time, and, most intriguingly, an undetailed “new control system” — one of Eden‘s main attractions being its indirect control.