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At a Glance: Q-Games

IndieMonth | 488d ago
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Q-Games’ focus is technology, originality and creativity. Founded in Kyoto, Japan by Dylan Cuthbert in 2001, Q-Games has since created 18 games across numerous platforms. The PixelJunk Series exemplifies their characteristic devotion to innovation and whimsy.

Nom Nom Galaxy is the newest member of the PixelJunk family. Debuting on Steam Early access, fans have a chance to contribute to development. Players are cast as Astroworkers working for galactic corporation, Soup Co. Explore the galaxy for rare ingredients, make delicious soups, create a soup monopoly!

Play on:Steam Early-Access

Mini Q&A
Answers from Dylan Cuthbert, Q-Games Founder

Why do you make games?
We make games because they are so inspiring and a ton of fun. They let people explore worlds that are beyond their imaginations, and they do it all interactively as opposed to movies. Games are a multi-headed medium too, they can be sports ( attests to that), adventure, puzzles, education, complex simulations, and a whole lot more, there is probably no other medium that can enable so many things.

Why should people play titles from Q-Games?
The games from Q-Games are for people who like to see a unique take on things. We try not to do anything in the way people have done it before and this can alienate people who want a bit of an easier life (and that's fine too), however for those who want to bite off a little more than they can chew every time they play a game our games are perfect.

What element of game design do you hold above all others?
The controls are the immediate feedback to the player and have to be just right. That's the reason why Nintendo's version of Tetris on the gameboy was the king of all tetrises in its day. Controls are subtle delicate things and if you make a slip up it affects every single player. I also like a story, not one that is thrust down your throat but a cleverly expositioned story. Movies like Star Wars show how this is done and a lot of games follow that kind of approach to give you a real sense of the "epic". (Dark Souls for example)

Today’s Stories:
At a Glance: Q-Games (YOU ARE HERE):
The Diabolical Whimsy of Q-Games: An Interview with Dylan Cuthbert:
Nom Nom Galaxy:
Q-Games' John Davis on Nom Nom Galaxy and T-Shirts:
PixelJunk - Nom Nom Galaxy T-Shirt Design Contest:
Win a Copy of Nom Nom Galaxy - and Enter to Win a PS4!:

Day 31 | Q-Games

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BiggCMan  +   488d ago
That video was absolutely glorious hahaha.
Derekvinyard13  +   488d ago
Skip over 4:11 and 4:40 if your Squimish
Jeice  +   488d ago
I can see Q-Games has been around for some time. This is exactly what we need, experienced game developers.
MrxDeath  +   488d ago
omg , they have split-screen co-op !
this game looks fantastic :3
it's a good ending to this awesome month
Fifagirl2014  +   488d ago
This game is kind of gross but I like it which is weird!
MYDEATH21  +   488d ago
These are the kind of games i want to play with my son in the future =)
beepbopadoobop  +   488d ago
The gameplay looks epic! Cant wait to get my hands on this and make some awesome nom nom soup!
ichizon  +   488d ago
I think that is the weirdest trailer I have ever seen, but I couldn't stop watching. And why does Steam pop up when he adds a PS3 to the soup..?
Q-Games  +   488d ago
We've got Sony roots! And you should keep your eyes peels for Gamescom, too. <hint hint>
dictionary  +   488d ago
This team is definitely awesome
oasdada  +   488d ago
I totally agree that games are a medium that let u experience 1 step further from movies/tv
LukeFair  +   488d ago
Finally a Japanese indie developer featured! I played few of their games, they always had something new and were fun. Also loved the video!
Caffo01  +   488d ago
definately coming to ps4, i'm going to try it!!
CeilingManx  +   488d ago
Q-games have made good games in the past, so I trust them. They are kinda weird but definitely addicting.
hudibauc  +   488d ago
can't wait for it on the ps4. would be cool to have second screen on vita. ;)
Crazyglues  +   488d ago
Nice Video...

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MisterAV  +   488d ago
This is one of the few companies of the indie month which I know very well from previous games
timmyp53  +   488d ago
So you threw a move controller in there...
XtraTrstrL  +   488d ago
LOL, crazy sounding game. Exploring the galaxy for soup ingredients.
SpeedDemon  +   488d ago
That poor PS3 in the video.
pyrocloud7  +   488d ago
All I can think about reading that description is the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld, lmao
Monster_Tard  +   488d ago
I'm into any game with splitscreen multiplayer.
KellyRay  +   488d ago
Ooo! Early access on Steam.
dota2champion  +   488d ago
gameplay mechanism seems a lot like terraria
xHeavYx  +   488d ago
I wonder what that PS3 soup tastes like
coolbeans  +   488d ago
It gets better when you give it time to settle and update.
Disagree  +   488d ago
with ingredients like that, how can you go wrong? :)
r21  +   488d ago
Nom nom indeed.
grashopper  +   488d ago
I just realized this is kinda the first pixel junk game with more than 1 word title.
Was this pixel junk soup at one point?
rambi80  +   488d ago
I'm gonna found the PETA equivalent for consoles (PETC?) because of that vid. LOL
IzNatDolan  +   488d ago
Co-op! (giddy school girl voice) ee-ee-eeh. This game looks terrific! Definitely buying it! I Hope it is released on consoles!
shadowvisa  +   488d ago
nom nom
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