Next PixelJunk game revealed

Q Games wants help coming up with a name for upcoming, fluid-dynamics-based action strategy game.

Q Games' PixelJunk line of PlayStation 3 downloadable games has followed an interesting trajectory. After starting out with the straightforward slot-car racer PixelJunk Racers, the developer branched out into deeper fare with the tower-defense game PixelJunk Monsters and the aesthetically distinctive platformer (and Game Developers Choice award nominee) PixelJunk Eden.

Get those creative juices flowing and come up with a name for this.

Now Q Games has revealed that it will be venturing into yet another different genre with the fourth PixelJunk game. Late last week, the studio uploaded a clip of the new game to YouTube, and is now asking interested gamers to help name the endeavor. The official PixelJunk Web site has been updated with news of a worldwide naming contest for the game, which is currently referred to as "PixelJunk 1-4."

The game apparently takes place in a series of underground caverns full of water, magma, and other environmental substances that will serve as both obstacles and tools thanks to a physics system that specializes in fluid dynamics. Players will pilot a tiny ship through the caverns, creatively using the landscape, water, and magma to help clear safe paths.

The fan who enters the best name for PixelJunk 1-4 will receive his or her name in the staff credits, as well as "an original T-shirt." Five runners-up will also receive T-shirts. Submissions must be received no later than May 11, with a winner to be announced by the end of the month.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's hands-on impressions of PixelJunk 1-4.

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W1ckedS0ul
W1ckedS0ul

Looks really addictive!! A must-buy for sure!

railz38539
railz38539

Wait, now my second entry is the winner. I'm going to be my own forerunner.

Adziboy
Adziboy

Fluid is the most obvious choice.

drogaz
drogaz

Sounds cool! I might check it out.

qwertyasdf0123
qwertyasdf0123

My entry is going to win, it's futile to even submit one.

wooooode
wooooode

When I win I will tell you my name for it.

EnaVRi
EnaVRi

looks interesting... I'm getting this!

paperwarior17
paperwarior17

Flow... Wait, that's been done. wolF... Wait, that's wolf.

EPaul
EPaul

Wow this looks like it be my favourite PJ game so far. But i just can't think of a name for it yet

Mordred19
Mordred19

Looks sweet. I really liked Eden, so I'll be getting this.... and winning the contest.

pimpo909
pimpo909

Pixel Junk Eden: Water Edition i won the contest already, don't bother attempting