E3 2009 – Pixeljunk Shooter (Follow the link for video)

One of my most hotly anticipated PSN titles, and definitely my favorite in the Pixeljunk series, Shooter is deceivingly complex, but still insanely playable. The game may be built in the idea that there’s a certain way to get through a level, but as we learned by playing this early version, we played in ways that the Producers had never imagined before. More after the link…

Here we are playing Pixeljunk Shooter at E3. The visuals are stunning, the control is spot-on, and the fact that it’s physics-based is surprising. In the first few seconds you’ll see the ship fire on some unsuspecting rocks, blowing them up and releasing a wave of water. If you get your ship caught-up in the rushing water, it actually pulls your ship along with it. Use the water to cool lava down and turn it into rock so you can get by it. Rescue trapped miners and make sure that you don’t fire to close to them, as there is a definite blast radius to keep in mind. Use a sponge that has soaked a bunch of water-up to cool lava down by throwing it into the lava-flow.

All of these things for a game that looks so straightforward, but holds a lot of depth underneath. That’s the beauty of Pixeljunk Shooter, and I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on it again. Thanks to Martin for shooting the footage and getting it to us!

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  • looks nice , can't wait : P

  • nerv_001

    that guy giving the demo was pretty annoying. Do all the people giving demos tell you exactly what to do? I

  • No, but with nothing telling us what the controls are, and not knowing anything about the game, is was great to have those guys there to help us.

    That was actually Kyle Shubel in that video.

  • Holy crap this game is looking really good. Calling it now, best PixelJunk ever!

    One irritating thing… why didn't they adjust the screen size? Kind of bad that the edges of the screen are being cut off in their own demo. But whatever, it doesn't effect the actual game.

  • Vedderist

    Looks awesome. They should have called it Torgo's Cavern 🙂

  • Vedderist

    Looks awesome. They should have called it Torgo's Cavern 🙂

  • Holy crap this game is looking really good. Calling it now, best PixelJunk ever!

    One irritating thing… why didn't they adjust the screen size? Kind of bad that the edges of the screen are being cut off in their own demo. But whatever, it doesn't effect the actual game.

  • Vedderist

    Looks awesome. They should have called it Torgo's Cavern 🙂