Swing, climb, and jump your way through massive “gardens” of vibrant other-worldly plant-life in this truly organic platformer.
User reviews: Very Positive (560 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 2, 2012

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"Fresh art game with great music and simplicity right up there with Rez and Lumines. It's got distinct style that's a joy to take in and chill with."

About This Game

The critically acclaimed PSN hit PixelJunk™ Eden has swung its way to Steam!
With a spectrum of new features and controls re-imagined specifically for the PC, PixelJunk™ Eden on Steam will feel brand new for even the most seasoned veterans of the PS3 version. Swing, climb, and jump your way through massive “gardens” of vibrant other-worldly plant-life in this truly organic platformer and grow each garden as you explore and guide your tiny yet agile "Grimp" toward the elusive "Spectra" which are hidden throughout each stage. Ride giant plants as they grow beneath you, then swing from them destroying Pollen Prowlers in an ever-increasing cacophony of pollen. Be fired from cannons, float in zero-G, warp to mirror worlds or simply be buffeted about by the wind while clinging desperately to a dangling leaf; each garden has a unique set of challenges, puzzles and enemies that will expand your mind!
Featuring a minimal original techno soundtrack and unique graphic style both of which were created in harmony with each-other by Indie multimedia artist “Baiyon”, Eden will give you an experience like no other game on this planet, or the next.

Key features:

  • A spellbinding harmony of sight and sound realized by independent musician and graphic artist Baiyon.
  • All 15 gardens from both Eden and the "Encore" expansion pack available for play.
  • Completely re-imagined controls for the mouse.
  • An all new "Quick Warp" feature that allows players to quickly return to their last jump position if they find themselves falling too far..
  • A new and improved "continue" feature: Players can now start from the last Spectra they took on any given stage.
  • Lots of new fun achievements added for your Steam achievement list!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor:Performance equivalent to Core™2 Duo. SS3 required.
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:5 years or younger. Integrated graphics and very low budget cards may not work. OpenGL 2.1.
    • DirectX®:dx90c
    • Hard Drive:446 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
I mainly play this game because it's so pretty and I liked the music. It's so relaxing and just lovely. it's my therapy almost. it calms me down.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
So in this game you are like a little fairy-bug thing, and you jump and swing around and collect pollen to grow plants so that you can jump on them and go higher up to find and collect magic seed-things for your garden. Or something. I'm really not sure and I don't quite care enough to figure out more.

I bought this game on sale for 99¢ and it's a pretty nice game to zone out and click around in. So if zoning out and jumping around a fairly pleasing atmosphere with some somewhat calm electronic background music is your thing, this game is for you.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
the game is interesting....

but if such a game dont have a map or at least a minimap makes you lost on later level for hours/day while time is allways running and just makes you frustrated.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Maybe if I gave it more time to grow on me but my time spent actually playing the game was a chore. Not for me most likely.

Too bad you can't give a middle thumb sideways on this thing so... down we go ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Some people like shooting up teh newbs on Modern Warfare and then 420 blazin it with their dogs to relieve stress. Me? I'll stick with PixelJunk Eden. The smoothest, most relaxing experience I've ever seen on Steam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Calming if you want it to be, stressful if you want to be a completionist. Great game for killing a half hour.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Cute game, though whats bugging me extremely is the forced retreat once you get one of those 5 shards or whatever they are called. I just want to continue playing the level and enjoy the music, and not want to be forced to reenter it every 5 minutes.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Has some pretty visuals and decent music (sometimes gets a bit repetitive). The controls are pretty basic as they are essentially limited to the mouse. There are a good number of levels to complete, but there's really not much variety in enemies and you are tasked with collecting five objects per level, which can become a bit tedious. The game hasn't ever crashed and I never encountered a bug, which is good for an indie game. My main problem is if you fall down, you're pretty much resigned to climbing all the way back up (at least for a portion of the game). Worth it if you can get it on sale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Very unique platformer. I like to play it before going to sleep, because it's so relaxing. The game really needed to exist.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Very calming!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Pixeljunk Eden is an unusual, beautiful, and elegant game. The "game" aspect is actually subdued compared to the aesthetical experience that this program is. Describing it makes little sense. I'd have to say that you're a little sprite that collects pollen to grow a garden and harvest spectra. But that wouldn't describe one tenth of what Pixeljunk Eden is. One needs to mention the perfect fusion between aesthetics and music, and the gorgeous use of colors. Definitely something different and very beautiful, I can only recommend that you give it a try.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I started out playing Pixeljunk Eden on the PS3, its original platform(I think). I loved it! It is a colorful game, and the techno soundtrack puts you at a decent pace which relaxes and calms you(or maybe techno gives you a headache?). It doesn't really have a story-you're a small creature growing colorful silhouettes of plants by collecting flora-looking objects called... wait, let's not spoil it. But in short this game, even though boiling it down to its structure makes it seem tedious and repetitive, keeps you engaged and interested, even when calmed while playing it. It's unique too! I especially liked how the levels changed colors and became decently harder as you played through them. And despite it being timed, you can replenish the timer so you have plenty of time to do other things while playing. The negatives of the game pretty much fix themselves.

I have only one problem with this game, and it's just on this port-there aren't many video settings, which means if the game runs slow for you you're pretty much doomed. And it runs slow for me. It's an absolute killer. But as long as you have a powerful enough machine, this won't be a problem at all, and you can enjoy it as much as you want. Another con is that it used to be a co-op game where you could play online with strangers or your friend could pick up the other controller and join, but if you never cared for multiplayer, that's not a problem either. I'm also noting here for people who started out playing the PS3 version that the PC controls are a bit awkward to adjust to, but it's definitely not impossible.

In short? The game has vibrant, well-animated artwork, its physics are sensical and easily adjusted to, the goal is simple and you can start it up whenever without worrying about where you were in the gameplay. I recommend this!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
PixelJunk Eden is a pretty unusual game. The gameplay is somewhat open, in that although there is a goal in each level (search for and collect the "spectra"), there are a few different ways you can approach it. You can just jump around as much as possible, searching around for the spectra, fleeing from the occasional enemy, and sometimes making a mistake that lands you back at the bottom of the level. Or you can focus on collecting pollen and building the branches - playing it safe - until you just happen across the spectra naturally.

The game is (intentionally) slow paced. Each level is basically the same as the last except that you meet new enemies and unlock new abilities as you complete each "garden". The soundtrack has a very "indie" feel to it, but it's decent - just a little repetetive.

It runs decently on my 4 year-old low-end laptop that only runs TF2 at 10 fps. The game is clearly designed to use a mouse (some of the abilities require a scroll-wheel), but I have no problem playing it on my touchpad.

In the end, I'm not entirely sure why I enjoy the game, but it serves as a good way to take a short break from work/studies and relax. It's carefully designed to be moderately engaging but almost never frustrating.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Cool, Weird, and good enough.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Jumping and falling

Like leaves of sakura tree

Yet less gracefully.

***
~haiku review #17
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS!

Develepors "forgot" to implement the multiplayer (neither local nor online is included even though the title screen says 1-3 player) they even say in the steam forum that they will not change anything about that.

WASTE OF MONEY

DO NOT SUPPORT THIS!
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145 of 168 people (86%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2013
PixelJunk Eden is a tough game to describe. I am not really sure what the developers' intent was with this game... on the surface, it looks like a sort of casual interactive art piece showcasing a synergy of music and colors. But once you get deeper into it, there are increasing levels of challenge (and frustration), which go against the laid-back casual vibe. But what is it, exactly? I'm not really sure... I guess my best simple summary would be to say it's sort of like an unholy union of the artistic games "Flow" and "Flower" on the PS3 (if you've played/heard of those). Anyways, you play as some sort of little bug thing that can jump around and stick to plants. By jumping into floating spores, you release pollen that fills in seeds, which when filled, sprout new plants that allow you to reach new areas. You just keep exploring in this way until you find a special glowy thing called a "spectra", which ends the level. There are 15 levels (or "gardens", as they are called), each of which contains 5 spectra. So there is plenty of content to play through. While no major mechanics are introduced after the first few levels, the game mostly stays interesting throughout, due mostly to the diversity in the look and music. Each garden has a unique vibe, due to the music and color palette/design. As each spectra is collected, the levels evolve slightly to introduce more visual elements. It's a pretty neat effect. As I mentioned earlier, while the game is fairly simple at its core, some frustration creeps in during the latter portion of the game due to the introduction of really annoying enemies and some slightly more challenging platforming bits (the sometimes wonky controls don't help, either). It's nice for the challenge, but it also sort of goes against the enjoyable casual feel of the early parts of the game. It felt somewhat like the game had an identity crisis to me... but I dunno, maybe it's just me. That said, it is still a super enjoyable experience if you go into it not expecting some sort of blockbuster. It's a great experimental art piece that is perfect for those times when you just want to turn your mind off and get lost in a spaced out state of sights and sounds... and yes, that means it's definitely the perfect game for you if your favorite time of day is 4:20. But even if not, it's still an enjoyable experience and worth checking out.
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2012
After watching the PixelJunk Eden opening trailer on Steam, talking about how groundbreaking the design and soundtrack is for the game, I was very excited to play it. However, after only 30 minutes in the game, I was sorely, sorely disappointed.

First of all, you need to dissociate this game with the console versions. According to a good friend of mine, the game is far more fun on the console, because it has multiplayer. PC does not.

The game involves you controlling a little bug thing who has to leap about flowers to activate "Spectra" while gathering enough pollen to grow plants (never explained). The game has absolutely no story whatsoever. The game revolves around the process of shooting your silk, spinning around and guesstimating where you are meant to go next, which almost always leads to 90% of your time thinking "what the hell am I meant to do?"

Anyway. I played 9.4 hours of it, completing the "Eden" aspect of the game, and would not recommend it.

-Nilesy
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2014
Ever feel like you just need to relax and tend to a garden or something? This game makes you feel lost in nature and time. My mom actually watched me play for a few minutes.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
73.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2014
Let me start by mentioning that I'm not very fond of platform games. Never have been. They usually feel way to linear and restricted to me, and hardly ever offer exciting game mechanics.

While PixelJunk Eden technically is a platform game, this label wouldn't do much justice to it, as it truly is so much more! The game mechanics are simple yet innovative and the gameplay is very fluent. The player can move around freely over the entire map, explore every corner and in the meanwhile develop the map as it grows with you (by seeding plants).

No need to use the keyboard; the mouse does it all for you. This however doesn't mean it's a simple point-and-click game. Different combinations of mouse buttons make you jump in different ways and it all feels very natural.

The artwork is amazing and the 15 maps all offer something new. The minimal house music compliments the game very well.

Is there nothing negative to mention about the game? Of course, there always is. While the gameplay has the potential to be very relaxing, the timer that decreases your health can be stressful. You have to pick up crystals to recharge it, but these are not always around in the later stages of the map and it can be a little frustrating to die just before reaching your goal. In my opinion your health shouldn't be affected by time that much, but rather more by the enemies you have to defeat. These do some occasional damage, but more often interfere with your jumps.

Overall a very nice game with high replay value. You can play for just 10 minutes or for several hours, which makes it a game you can easily come back to. Even the main menu is fun to play around with.
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