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2:30 PM on 04.21.2014

This week's PS Plus freebie is PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD

Tomorrow is PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD day for PlayStation Plus members. They're getting the game for free on PS Vita once the PlayStation Store update rolls out. This is a tower defense game -- among the best, if you as...

Jordan Devore




Pay what you want for Little Inferno, Super Hexagon, and more photo
Pay what you want for Little Inferno, Super Hexagon, and more
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

We've partnered up with the fine folks at Humble Bundle, along with a bunch of our indie pals, to present to you a very special Destructoid-curated Humble Bundle! Pay what you want and you'll get Little Inferno, Super Hexagon, and Natural Selection II along with each of their soundtracks.

Pay $6 or more and you'll also receive Critter Crunch, Hotline Miami, and PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate (plus soundtrack). Both Critter Crunch and PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate are making their first appearance in a bundle with this promotion too.

All the revenue raised here will go to the developers behind each game, and you can also choose to have some of the money go towards two great charities: Child's Play and Watsi.

The Humble Bundle presented by Destructoid will be live until April 10 at 11AM Pacific. We'll be giving away some codes for this collection over on our Twitter and Facebook pages, plus we'll livestream all these games on our Twitch channel throughout the entire promotion run starting today!

Six great games, six wonderful developers, and two great charities. Thanks again to the crew at Humble, and developers Unknown Worlds, Capybara Games, Terry Cavanagh, Tomorrow Corporation, Q-Games, and Dennaton Games!

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10:45 AM on 03.13.2014

Nom Nom Galaxy hits Early Access today at a discount

Q-Games' Nom Nom Galaxy, formerly PixelJunk Inc., will be available on Steam's Early Access program today at 9:00 a.m. PST. The time's significant because it will be offered to the first 1,000 buyers at a discounted rate of $...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 03.06.2014

PixelJunk Inc. becomes Nom Nom Galaxy

Ahead of BitSummit this weekend, Q-Games has announced a name change for its upcoming PixelJunk Inc., a 2D sandbox game about building a soup empire coming to Steam Early Access on March 13, 2014. (You've seen the .gifs, yes...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 03.05.2014

PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate updates both games for PS4, PS Vita

Double Eleven will continue working on Q-Games' PixelJunk franchise with PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate, announced today for PS Vita and PlayStation 4. If everything goes according to plan, the revamped game -- which is really tw...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 01.02.2014

Steam: PixelJunk Eden doubles to-date income in 8 hours

Do you want to see the power of a Steam sale? What happened this week for Q-Games is a perfect example.  Their PixelJunk Eden (amazing game, by the way) is part of a flash sale on Steam, priced at 75 percent off the norm...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 10.04.2013

PixelJunk Shooter heading to PC, Mac, Linux next month

Double Eleven is bringing another Q-Games title to PC this year following its work on PixelJunk Monsters for Steam. Next up is the previously PlayStation Network-exclusive PixelJunk Shooter. It's coming to digital distributio...

Jordan Devore



PixelJunk Inc. looks mmm mmm good photo
PixelJunk Inc. looks mmm mmm good
by Brett Makedonski

I feel comfortable going out on a limb to venture that PixelJunk Inc. will be the best game about intergalactic soup empires for a long while. I'd have felt fine with that declaration before my hands-on time with the game at PAX Prime 2013 -- the basis is a bit out there, after all. After being given a demo, I'd like to further suggest that PixelJunk Inc. will be a damn fine game regardless of its premise.

PixelJunk Inc. is the next installment in a long line of PixelJunk titles, but it's poised to be the best of the franchise. It's completely centered around the manufacturing and exportation of soup, but it's so much deeper than that. It'd be impossible to shoehorn Inc. into a particular genre of games, because it has serious elements of sandbox, real-time strategy, and tower defense.

At the beginning of the game, the objective is simple: make some soup. To do this, you might need to start building different facilities to streamline the process. As you gather more materials, it becomes simultaneously easier and more difficult. The operation has expanded, and you're now expected to manage the robot crew that's carrying out your tasks. You probably need to do some of the legwork on your own too.

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3:30 PM on 09.03.2013

PixelJunk Inc. may be the biggest and best in the series

Before playing PixelJunk Inc., I thought it looked like a much more visually appealing take on the Terraria formula. That's not wholly inaccurate -- I mean, you can see it too, right? -- but this lovely cooperative PC game a...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 08.12.2013

Q-Games launches a new PS3 music visualizer

I love everything that Q-Games makes, even if they aren't really games sometimes. These are musical people, and as one myself I always connect to what they do.  While musical visualizers might not normally be exciting e...

Dale North

11:15 AM on 08.02.2013

PixelJunk Monsters headed to Steam with online co-op

Even though I'd rather get my hands on PixelJunk Inc. than double dip on yet another Q-Games title, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate is tempting. It's coming to Steam on August 26, 2013 with local and online cooperative play, game...

Jordan Devore





8:00 PM on 07.30.2013

PS Plus: Dokuro for free, Max Payne 3 for eight bucks

This week's addition to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection is Dokuro, a PlayStation Vita puzzler-platformer from Game Arts. It's got skeletons and an art style reminiscent of children's books -- and it's regularly ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 07.17.2013

PS Vita gets PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD on July 30

Double Eleven is giving PixelJunk Monsters a fresh coat of paint for PlayStation Vita later this month. PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD will launch on July 30 and July 31 for North American and European PlayStation Network us...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 06.25.2013

PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD announced for Vita

This is the exact news I was hoping I'd get to cover following word of Q Games' collaboration with Double Eleven. The latter studio is indeed porting a beloved PixelJunk title to PlayStation Vita. PixelJunk Monsters: Ult...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 06.24.2013

Q Games partnering with Limbo Vita dev Double Eleven

Double Eleven, the team responsible for bringing games like Frozen Synapse, Limbo, and LittleBigPlanet to PlayStation Vita, is teaming up with PixelJunk studio Q Games, reports GamesIndustry International. The ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 04.22.2013

PixelJunk Inc. is a game about soup and friendship

In case you aren't aware, PixelJunk Inc. looks to be the raddest game ever. Imagine Castlevania, Metal Slug, Pikmin, and a tower defense all rolled into one. Also, soup everywhere. Naturally, when I got the opportunity to ta...

Spencer Hayes