In space, soup is a nasty business. You’ll need to build bases that defend automatically themselves from attackers and jump your way to remote locations for out-of-the-ordinary ingredients. But, even in the far future of Pixeljunk Inc., people need their stews.
You can tell just by looking at it that Pixeljunk Inc. is going to be different. The sixth games from Japanese indie dev studio Q-Games has a cute-abstract art style that recalls old-school arcade games but also looks like children’s book illustrations with a pop art feel. Artist Yoshi Yamamura said that he was using flat colors to try and channel the look of older manga comics from the 1950s and 1960s. But, after playing the game at PAX Prime a few weeks ago, I can say that the title’s gameplay’s even more intriguing than its looks.