PixelJunk Eden is a Platform Game in the PixelJunk series, released on July 31, 2008 for PS3. In it, you explore levels ("gardens") as a small, strange creature called a Grimp. Your goal is to find five "Spectra" scattered throughout each garden, by spreading pollen and growing large plants to leap between.
An expansion titled Encore, which included five new gardens, was released the following April. In 2012, the game, including the content from Encore, was released on PC via Steam.
This game provides examples of:
- Cast From Hit Points: The recovery technique, which returns you to the last solid ground you grabbed, at the cost of a chunk of the synchronization meter.
- Design Student's Orgasm: The game's art style is probably its most notable quality.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: It draws in nearby pollen, prevents you from gripping terrain you don't want to, and damages some enemies.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: The main mechanic, besides jumping and grabbing. You collect thousands of pollen spores to grow seeds, which number from about 30-120 per garden, which you use to collect Spectra, of which there are 75 total.
- Gravity Screw: Courtesy of an invincible enemy in garden 7.
- Macross Missile Massacre: One enemy type attacks in this way.
- Scenery Porn: Minimalist variant. The curving flora and trippy backgrounds are gorgeous.