For a select few
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.
Nom Nom Galaxy on Steam Early Access! [Nom Nom Galaxy]