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PixelJunk Lifelike undergoes a name change, debuts a trailer

Submitted by on Monday, 19 September 2011No Comment

What was once PixelJunk Lifelike is now PixelJunk 4am. The upcoming downloadable title from Q-Games, makers of, well the PixelJunk series has flipped the script on us at the Tokyo Games Show.

Q-Games president Dylan Cuthbert (@dylancuthbert) would like to explain.

In a recent post on the PlayStation Blog Cuthbert disclosed the studios reasoning for the inpromto change:

” I’m sure many of you have seen information about PixelJunk Lifelike over the past year or so, including some live demo performances we did during E3, and a few of you might have noticed how much the core concept of Lifelike expanded and shifted since it was first announced as we explored more and more ideas. Well, after long deliberation we are changing the name to “PixelJunk 4am” to better match the atmosphere we are trying to create.” – Dylan Cuthbert, President, Q-Games

Furthermore Cuthbert translated a short interview with Japanese artist, Baiyon who is working closely with Q-Games on PixelJunk 4am as he did with PixelJunk Eden. In it Baiyon sites an overall change in the game’s philosophy and mood as motivation for the game’s renaming.

“4am represents the exact mood and feeling we’ve captured. 4am is that deep night hour. In clubs, the music drifts to a new level entering a deepened state that often seems removed from reality. Whether you’re in a club or not, 4am always feels like the night has gone on forever, where there’s still a little time left before dawn. This late night feel better represents our current visual and musical style.” – Baiyon

Whatever the name, PixelJunk 4am definitely looks to be one of the most unique titles ever to hit the PSN. For more details check out Dylan’s full blog post on the PS Blog.

What do you think?