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 $9.
While this is the first time that Q-Games has put a game on Early Access, it's also the first time it's played around with a crowdsourcing model to help fund a title. The team has updated its development blog to outline several different reward tiers, all the way from the aforementioned $9 download to a $9,999 Galactic Executive level.
If you aren't sure what Nom Nom Galaxy is, that's okay, because most people can't quite pin it down. It's sort of a competitive, explorative sandbox, real-time strategy, tower defense game about building an intergalactic soup empire. Sort of. Whatever it is, it's good enough that we named it one of our top games of BitSummit.