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Platform PSN Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment Developer Q-Games Release Date 2012-05-15

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How PixelJunk 4am Evolved

It's probably not much of a leap to imagine that a game as odd as PixelJunk 4am started as a soundtrack. Following the release of PixelJunk Eden Encore in 2009, Eden Encore musician/artist Tomohisa Kuramitsu (better known as "Baiyon") and the developers at Q Games wanted to work together again, but weren't sure in what form. As time went on, and they thought about making a soundtrack for Eden Encore, and one of the ideas that came from that was to make the soundtrack into an interactive visualizer for PS3. PixelJunk Lifelike was born. The team unveiled the game, if you want to call it that, at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, by way of a teaser trailer in which Baiyon and a friend "dance on a mountain," he says. Soon after, the team decided that a visualizer wasn't enough to make into...

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