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The Maw to create a River Redirect

Posted by: Randy at 3/10/2009 12:43 AM
River Redirect, the second "deleted scene" DLC from The Maw, will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 100 Microsoft Points ($1.25 USD) this Wednesday, March 11.  The first DLC introduced a new, soldierly enemy.  River Redirect puts Frank (the blue guy) in front of a raging fire that will take a little, uh, river redirecting from the Maw to extinguish.  Here are five screens from developer Twisted Pixel:


THE MAW ENTERS “RIVER REDIRECT” THIS WEDNESDAY

Second of Three DLC Levels for The Maw Coming This Week

AUSTIN, TX – March 09, 2009 – For those wanting longer levels and more use of the various powers from The Maw, Twisted Pixel Games has announced that a new level called “River Redirect” will be launching this Wednesday, March 11 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for 100 Microsoft Points ($1.25 USD).  This level features the Brute Bounty Hunter, introduced in the first DLC level “Brute Force”, and showcases more advanced gameplay and combined use of Maw’s powers.

Trailer available at: www.WhatIsTheMaw.com/dlcTrailers/river_redirect_FINAL.wmv

This is the second of three DLC levels that Twisted Pixel Games has been working on ever since The Maw development wrapped last year.  “With River Redirect we tried to make a more puzzle-focused level that requires a bit more skill than some of the game’s other levels,” explains Lead Designer Sean Riley.  “Frank finds a raging fire blocking his path, but with Maw’s powers you can find a way to redirect a river to extinguish the flames.”

Each DLC level will expand The Maw storyline by fitting in between the original levels as “deleted scenes”.  “As with any production, there are always pieces left on the cutting room floor that you wished could have made it into the final cut,” says CCO and Director Josh Bear.  “We had a lot of half-finished story elements and gameplay mechanics, so we are picking the best ones, polishing them up and making new levels that are bigger in size and scope than the ones in the main game.”

About The Maw

The Maw is a 3D action-adventure game available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points ($10 USD).  It was honored with the PAX-10 Audience Choice Award and is a finalist for Technical Excellence in the upcoming 2009 Independent Games Festival.  More information about The Maw can be found at www.WhatIsTheMaw.com

About Twisted Pixel Games, LLC

Founded in 2006 by industry veterans, Twisted Pixel is an independent game development studio that operates in two capacities: 1) Inventing innovative original IP concepts then developing them into premiere console titles; and 2) Providing top-flight contract games development work to leading publishers on their highly-anticipated titles. The company’s mission is to become a leading developer of digitally distributed console games with ambitious and inspiring games that exceed consumer expectations. Learn more about Twisted Pixel at www.TwistedPixelGames.com.