PixelJunk in the Trunk: Contest Winners (Part 2)

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Hey everyone,

It took a little while longer than anticipated, but we wanted to revisit those who answered our call for your PixelJunk Monsters + Encore co-op stories.

PixelJunk Monsters Encore

With PixelJunk Eden hitting the PSN this week, we know the PixelJunk love will be spreading in a whole new way, and that even more co-op tales are in the offing.

So thank you for your continued support, and we’ll see you back around here really soon!

When my boyfriend and I first started going out we used to play video games together a lot. Actually, we used to do everything together a lot but especially gaming.

Suddenly we were college graduates who had been going out for almost three years and were jobless, clueless and living in different states on permanent basis. You might be able to guess what happened next. We broke up. Eventually, we got back together but warily, and hoped we be able to find some time to reconnect.

One day we’re sitting in his room and he suddenly turned on Pixel Junk Monsters. He says he thinks it something we can do together. Five minutes in and I’m hooked because not only is it something we can do together but I’m just as good at it as him! Now we turn it on every time I visit. It’s our special thing. Oh yeah, and dancing to level up towers? Totally the perfect time to make out.

– Jasmine, NY

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PixelJunk Couples

For the past two years, I have been a dedicated gamer wife. Before I met my husband, Isaac, I had little to no knowledge of any games since I’d never played before. Because of him, I’ve become acquainted with many different worlds. But none so endearing as the world of Pixel Junk Monsters, or what I have affectionately nicknamed the “Tiki Babies game.”

The first time my husband asked me to play this game, I was reluctant to join him. This was mainly because I am terrible at strategy and I can’t do more than two things at once, a problem which leads to repetitive and hilarious videogame deaths.

But I was so taken with the cuteness of the game and the creatures that have to be guarded by cleverly placing and using weapons against the assorted monsters that I couldn’t resist. It took a lot of fumbling, but we made it though a few levels.

This has become one of our favorite games to play together. Sometimes we even dance the upgrade dance! It’s a great way to start our days together; it’s both loving and silly and we get a kick out of it.
Thank you for creating a game that both my husband and I can enjoy!

– Beatriz, IL


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On television shows, they do all sorts of crazy things to test a couple’s relationship… getting them lost and having them navigate with a map, etc. The real test should be playing PixelJunk Monsters co-op together.

Let me start out by saying that my girlfriend hates video games. She thinks they are a complete waste of time… until Monsters. The adorableness eventually got to her and she gave it a try, and before long we were up until 4 am trying to get a rainbow on “Double Team”.

We’ve often debated why we both love this game so much. She believes the game brings out her maternal instincts (“Don’t kill the babies!!!” she often yells at me). I think I love it so much just to see the joy in her eyes as an arrow narrowly kills the last spider right before it is about to get a villager. Whatever Monsters is, it’s magic.

Thanks for creating such a fantastic game that has both brought us closer together as a couple and helped solidify our relationship by showing us how much fun we can have when working together.

– Jefferson, CA

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Early this year, I purchased a PS3 under the pretense of playing games of all sorts with my girlfriend. In my search to find something we could play together that was easily accessible, I stumbled across PixelJunk Monsters and purchased it from the PlayStation Store one lazy afternoon, not realizing the addictiveness or the enjoyment in store for us.

The quest has been fraught with casualties and arguments, including the countless times when I’ve yelled “Build on THIS tree, not THAT tree!” while gesturing emphatically with the controller. Each time, my girlfriend responds “WHAT tree, there’s nothing BUT trees in the FOREST!” Our playthroughs have not always resulted in heated discussions; the first time we figured out we could combine our dance powers to level up a tower faster, we broke out dancing ourselves in sync with our characters on the screen, hoping to hurry the process even more.

It’s been said that the couple that games together, stays together, and thanks to the endless entertainment given by PixelJunk Monsters, we’ll (hopefully!) be together a long time.”

– David, TX

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PixelJunk Couples

Okay, I’m not going to make any excuses for Sarah and me. Since showing her PixelJunk Monsters, it has occupied all of our time when we’re together, she adores it. We open a bottle of wine and settle into the couch for a few hours of rainbows and towers.
As a couple, especially a couple that plays games, we just have times where we want to do something silly for the sake of “just because.”

My award winning letter contains some Romeo-approved language like, “No golem as tall as a mountain, or army of overweight bumble-bees could prevent me from adoring you with the most precious gems. 5 gems for a kiss…” I even drew some characters on there, relying on my middle-school art skills. I gave the blue dancer some feminine touches like lips and a pony-tail.

She loved it. We laughed out loud. No excuses.

– Michael, TX

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PixelJunk in the Trunk: Contest Winners (Part 1)

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  • i was debating on whether to get pjm on the sale but i dont know if its getting trophies or not…

  • Don’t debate! Get it. It’s 5 dollars. The same as a footlong from subway!

  • I already have PJM, now I want a footlong from subway

  • I like all things PJ like last time great story guys. Congrats to all the winners!

    PS. Trophy Support is a must ASAP!

  • hey what is going on here? this is some story about two people?? I have no idea why this would be of any interest to me?….semi game related…. but also semi lame….

    Any gold trophies coming with eden?

    anyway heres my story.

    Once I was playing this game called Pixeljunk monsters…..I was like: oh snap! this looks like pokemon….then I was like ok… this game is alright its just really slow….then I got used to it….Once I understood the game fully, I realized that I hated it….and soon after I also realized I had wasted my money and I should have bought echochrome instead…(I like that game based on the demo) I thought monsters entailed something dark and scary (you know like horror film monsters) but they were a little too “super mario” (“kiddy” or “f-aggy” if you will) for my tastes and the game play was way too slow and simply didnt have enough action….most people like this game, but for me it was….well kinda “ghey”

    I am very offended by sony…..they dropped the price to $5 (I paid $10!!!!!!!!) they should refund my $5 extra dollars or let me sell my copy to someone else cuz I only played the damn thing about 1 hour total and then never again (months and months after purchase I dont even look at it…I just cant bear to delete it as it feels like im deleting my hard earned cash) and I still have no desire to play this tedious thing (trophies or not)

    just help me guys….I absolutely LOVE Pixeljunk eden…..nice name….beautiful game…so simple yet soo addicting…so elegant I mean it is just one beautiful game overall and with trophies it is GENIUS! so please do away with this mutant pixeljunk offspring that is monsters….EDEN is such a better concept and such a creamy overall expirience, I dont see what these two games have in common? why are the both called pixeljunk when they are nothing alike?? hmm confusing but whatever just wanted to give you my fair and impartial view on this little monsters game..

  • @55

    look man, prices for every game will drop over a certain timeline, that’s the price you pay for owning something that’s new. SONY will not reimburse you, that’s like asking for 2 grand back for your pc that was top of the line in 2003 and now is obsolete. Rampart was a hit, this game is similar. I loved rampart for my amiga and I love PJM, as well do several hundreds (maybe thousands) others.. your view was extremely unfair and stating that it was fair doesn’t make it fair. chump

  • this is one of the best game that i downloaded.now i played pixel junk eden and i will say its great and i love how its plays i call it spiderman flower growing.

  • @55

    If you thought Monster reminded you of pokemon then i want to know what you consider other games you have played LOL

  • Aye aye for PJM trophies.

    And THIS IS TRUE! My very non-gamer friend recently played it with me for a few hours, HOURS! Rarely does he stick to a game for more than a few minutes.

  • Trophies! Online co-op! kthx! <3, Tez.

  • Yes Deb, we so most certainly need to have trophies for pixel junk monsters. It wouldn’t be fair for eden to have them and not monsters…. PJM is one of my favorite games and it just doesnt seem right if it doesnt get them.

  • Trophies to PJM please!
    I’ll buy it regardless, but trophies would be cool.

  • That guy in the picture looks like Joakim Noah for the Chicago Bulls

  • What nice stories. I was right to not bother submitting mine: it’s nowhere near as touching. Though I am an amazing writer: I could have simply puffed it up and maybe… “embellished” a little. :P

  • I finally bought the game!! I wanted to buy it weeks ago, but I don’t have a credit card, so I had to buy a prepaid MC card.

    PLEASE, PLEASE release those PSN Cards!!! Can we get an answer when they are coming??

    By the way, PJ Monsters is awesome! I am addicted to the game, and one time my cousins visited (5-11 yrs old), they LOVE the game! Finally I can let them do something when they visit (without bothering me!)

    Anyways, thank you for a great game that anyone can enjoy! Oh and please Deb, give us some information about trophies and in-game custom soundtracks and please release them!

  • Those were some great stories

    :-)

  • eden starts to get hard..

  • @55 Midnight Blues

    Once I was reading this guy’s comment, and then I was like oh snap! he acts like a 10 year old… then I was like, naw he’s alright, he’s just really slow…then I got used to reading it(yea no i didn’t), and then I realized I hated it, and couldn’t stand reading his words anymore, and that he had wasted 15 minutes of my time(dodging his poor internet slang, and bad grammer)… what a waste of my life… that’s 15 minutes of reading I’ll never get back, I wish he’d refund my time on Earth, by giving me 15 minutes of his life, or perhaps never writing another blog post again, because all he ever does is waste people’s time on here…

    Midnight you forget, you are among a large majority of people that actually love the game you are trashing, do you have no tact whatsoever, is your derogatory slang for things that suck, THAT! much of an opinion, that it deserves to be shared?

    Yea in my opinion you are a plague on this board, all you ever do is spout useless trash about stuff, and use reverse psychology to try to get your way as if the people you are trying to influence are 2 year olds, we see right through you, and honestly I don’t give a crap about your opinon anymore, you can praise Eden all you want, until you’re done with that, you’ll just be back here trashing on it too, because you are a pathetic waste of time, please refrain from having us read your negative and often un-intelligent commentary.

    We’re sick of you.

    Please just stop being a jerk.

    • well not everyone can love Monsters, it can\’t be helped if some people just haven\’t seen the \”light\” ;-)

      Midnight seems to have fallen in love with Eden though so maybe he\’ll go back and re-try Monsters for us.

  • @dcuthbert

    Oh I certainly hope so, then one day he’ll be older, and more mature, and look back at some of the things he’s typed on the blog, or said to people in general, and hopfully feel some form of regret, I know at one time I had a sheltered view of things as a young teen, and I think it’s been a great journey to adult/parenthood, there is a world of understandings of all shapes and sizes that floods in, and I think just looking back, there is a lot of childish things any ‘one person’ can regret…

    I guess I just kinda’ lose it, when a member of my ‘brethren’* figuratively speaking, appear to be immature, and hateful.

    *bloggers & hardcore gamers.

  • Kedaro
    @55 Midnight Blues

    Once I was reading this guy’s comment, and then I was like oh snap! he acts like a 10 year old… then I was like, naw he’s alright, he’s just really slow…then I got used to reading it(yea no i didn’t), and then I realized I hated it, and couldn’t stand reading his words anymore, and that he had wasted 15 minutes of my time(dodging his poor internet slang, and bad grammer)… what a waste of my life… that’s 15 minutes of reading I’ll never get back, I wish he’d refund my time on Earth, by giving me 15 minutes of his life, or perhaps never writing another blog post again, because all he ever does is waste people’s time on here…

    Midnight you forget, you are among a large majority of people that actually love the game you are trashing, do you have no tact whatsoever, is your derogatory slang for things that suck, THAT! much of an opinion, that it deserves to be shared?

    Yea in my opinion you are a plague on this board, all you ever do is spout useless trash about stuff, and use reverse psychology to try to get your way as if the people you are trying to influence are 2 year olds, we see right through you, and honestly I don’t give a crap about your opinon anymore, you can praise Eden all you want, until you’re done with that, you’ll just be back here trashing on it too, because you are a pathetic waste of time, please refrain from having us read your negative and often un-intelligent commentary.

    We’re sick of you.

    Please just stop being a jerk

    /end quote

    I like how you speak for everyone! such authority…you even think you have the right to tell others what they should write….and how.!

    Why dont you mind your own bussiness mate….you are a plague on my life stop responding to my posts then….you obviously have some kind of attraction to me or something because you have been stalking me LIKE CRAZY (he stalks me on psn as well)!! Its my opinion maybe I am mostly a little too negative and maybe even mean… maybe I type sometimes and dont even think about how lame I am…maybe im just looking for attention…if I am looking for attention you are giving me exactly what I want…yeah…. u fit into my little scheme just prefectly!..still i’m not as mean as you…at least I dont follow other people around acting like I am the grammer police and trying to offend people and be-little them….all this because I called you out for being lame to people and telling them how they should type…

    Oh, this one time….this guy…kept stalking me…then he tried to write like me…but it made no sense (try again mate)….sadly he can’t be like me no matter how hard he tries (I know your trying hard!)….because he is an obvious amatuer..

    Hm I wonder how lowsy u are at videogames?? play a little with me see if you dont get beaten…over and over. one post from u is enough btw you don’t need to go at me over and over again, dont make it so obvious that I was able to REALLY bother you.

    anyway LOVE PIXELJUNK EDEN AND THESE STORIES ARE AMAZING I THINK I WILL ACTUALLY GO AND PLAY THIS GAME AGAIN!! I FORGOT THAT IN FACT I ACTUALLY LOVE IT!! THANKS SONY! I GOTTA QUIT BEING SO MEAN ON THE PS3 BLOGS CUZ NOW EVERYONE HATES ME (BOO HOO)AND I GOT A BAD IMAGE RIGHT NOW…IM GLAD YOU HAVE HELPED ME TO THE LIGHT…THANK YOU… SO WISE AS WELL!!

  • I really hope the next PixelJunk game is a co-op dungeon crawler for four players (Monsters has 2, Eden has 3, next game HAS to be 4) with online play.

  • @ Midnight Blues, I don’t even talk to you, this is the second time we’ve had words with eachother, I have no idea what you’re talking about, I think you have stalker envy, you ‘wish’ you had a stalker…

    Unlike most of us, just trying to get rid of ours…

    You are a waste of our time, btw… when I say ‘we’, I mean, ‘we’ as the plural group of people in this household reading your stupid posts, My Wife, my kids, and I… trust me I have much more valuable things to do than waste my time stalking, let alone talking to the likes of you…

    now off with you, go find someone who you actually can outwhit.

  • And for the record, I don’t follow you around, I always come to this blog, have since day one… I try to post at least once, on every topic, whether it’s a ‘that’s cool’ … or a ‘hey guys that’s not cool, how about this!’ or a, ‘woohoo I had so much fun with this game lastnight’ etc, etc. and so on…

    You have a superiority complex, you think you are the only one on the blog, and because someone talks to you about your post, you alone are being followed?… yet you state that you are ‘maybe’ trying to get attention, and people like me are giving you what you want?

    dude re-read your own posts…

    It’s my advice that you seek help, and I’m not joking either, from one post to the next I can understand mood swings, but three mood swings in a single long winded post, that’s a little scary, and I’m not trying to be mean, I’m speaking from experience with people who suffer depression, acting out like that can actually lead to/be the result of personality/anxiety disorders you may be unaware of, and should have checked out.

    consider this a *HUG* from one PlayStation fan to another…

  • wow man just calm down and stop stalking no need for you to type two posts in a row….no need to bring your family in on the stalking either..really sad of you I cant even believe you would do that

  • … pffft, HAHA!

    um, I don’t know what to do or say with you, I’m done, wash my hands with thee, you truly did prove to be exactly as I said, a waste of time… Sorry, I tried to understand a little, but nope, not workin’.

  • Well I’m here on behalf of my girlfriend. She wants trophy support for PJM, But for different reasons than most. We finished both islands awhile ago and since I have been reluctant to play it again(Need some form of objective). Seduction might be the next step if the trophies don’t come someday.

    That being said, I’m looking forward to Eden and the coming soundtrack *wink*.

    anata o ai shite imasu!
    doomo arigatoo gozaimasu!!

  • I agree with the guy asking for LEVEL EDITOR and trophies!!

    The music on both Monsters and Eden is great!!

    Now that Eden is comming out, could you reveal your next project replying this comment? (haha)

  • Trophies for PJM please, Deb!

  • YOW I HAVE 360 AND A PS3 AND FOR SOME REASON THE 360 JUST SIT THERE COLLECTING DUST NO MATTER HOW
    I TRIED TO LIKE THE DOWN LOADABLE GAMES ON THERE I CAN’T THOSE GAMES ARE JUST THE SAME OLD SAME OLD
    NO NEW GROUND, NO NEW VISION AM NOT A PS3 FAN BUT MAN I JUST PLAYED PIXEL JUNK MONSTER EDEN
    AND BOY WAS I SURPRISE, THAT GAME IS OFF THE HOOK
    IT’S WEIRD JUST LIKE ME IT’S DIFFERENT IT’S EVERYTHING YOU WOULD WANT IN A DOWN LOADABLE GAME I CAN”T BELIEVE IM THIS MUCH EXCITED OVER A DOWN LOADABLE GAME WHEN IS IT COMING OUT PLESE I OF TO HAVE THIS GAME I MUST HAVE IT
    I’m also playing Echo Chrome and it’s weird has well I LIKE Sony now cuz they think outside the box plus little big planet is coming man can’t wait
    Well they surely caught my interest

    PSN gamertag XMANTACLAN

  • If you think Pixel Junk monsters is hot wait until you’ve played pixel junk monster Eden
    That game is off the hook ive never this excited over a down loadable game ever
    You go PS3
    PSN gamertag Xmantaclan

  • Trophies! I’m all for it. Wooooooooo!

  • Trophies in PJM? Yes, please!

  • Congrats to the winners

  • I need a girlfriend so i can play PJ Monsters and Eden :( .. next year maybe.
    Also the obligatory : PJM Trophies ‘plz’

  • “Trophies in PJM? Yes, please!”

    Amen!

  • This might not be the proper place as I think there is a more current Pixeljunk blog topic since this one, but I wanted to come back and state that PJ Eden is rockin’… everyone should have it.

  • I’m another calling for trophies in PJM. Also, the PJE soundtrack for download would be very nice.

  • A game that cost me a fiver has put my Blu-Ray games to shame….I mean, I paid 180 Euro for games I’ll probably never play again….What have you done to me? :(

  • This may be just me but I can’t seem to find PJM Encore on the playstation network. Can someone tell me where I can get this game. thank you

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