Sorry for the headline but when you have a game that features a character that moves by exploding you have to go with the obvious. Here's the first gameplay trailer of Twisted Pixel's XBLA title 'Splosion Man
and I have to say that I'm digging the look of the game. I'm interested to see how the game's mechanics work out and while I don't think the game is going to be as revolutionary as Braid
I think there's some potential in the title.
AUSTIN, TX – May 5, 2009 – Twisted Pixel Games today revealed further evidence of the existence of the ‘Splosion Man, providing a web site and video footage of his escape in Big Science Laboratories. Big Science continues to deny any imminent danger, but experts say that Splosion Man’s arrival on Xbox LIVE® Arcade is not a question of if, but when.
Rumored to be born of pure energy and gifted with the ability to ‘splode himself at will, the ‘Splosion Man would have nearly limitless destructive power. Director Josh Bear analyzes, “He’s just been born, so he has the mind of a two-hour old child. All he wants to do is ‘splode things up and break through glass.” Bear shows a clip of ‘Splosion Man ‘sploding a scientist into ribeyes and filets. “Totally awesome... or, I mean, terrible. Oh the humanity.”
Big Science denies the allegations, saying they would never endanger mankind with reckless experimentation. When questioned about the smoldering ruins piled up where their vast laboratory was headquartered and the succulent smell of barbeque on the wind, they point to their technology. “Even if something tried to escape our labs, which he didn’t, how could he overcome the power of Science?”
With over 50 single-player levels in their labs, Big Science does seem well equipped to handle any threat. Security machinery and traps fill each floor, and, curiously, ultra powerful “bosses” are spaced at intervals amongst the vast complex. The scientists are also prepared with a set of 50 unique multiplayer
co-op levels should multiple Splosion Men emerge and begin working in concert.
Twisted Pixel Games vows to continue searching for the truth, posting their findings to www.SplosionMan.com. Their video evidence is currently available and more information should be exposed in the coming weeks.
About Twisted Pixel Games, LLC
Founded in 2006 by industry veterans, Twisted Pixel is the independent game development studio behind the 2009 IGF finalist and 2008 PAX 10 Audience Choice Award winning game The Maw for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Steam, Greenhouse, and Direct2Drive. The company has two goals: 1) To create inspiring, character-driven original IP for premiere console titles; and 2) Provide top-flight contract games development work to leading publishers on their highly-anticipated titles. Learn more about us at www.TwistedPixelGames.com.
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