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Twisted Pixel Unveils Ms. Splosion Man

Austin, TX-based indie game developer Twisted Pixel on Friday announced Ms. Splosion Man, the sequel to the June 2009 Xbox Live Arcade platformer 'Splosion Man and the studio's fourth game.
Austin, TX-based indie game developer Twisted Pixel on Friday announced Ms. Splosion Man, the sequel to the June 2009 Xbox Live Arcade platformer 'Splosion Man. Twisted Pixel, which released Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley earlier this year and The Maw in 2009, said Ms. Splosion Man will arrive in fall 2011. It would be the studio's fourth game. Further details on Ms. Splosion Man are still under wraps, and more information on the game will surface in the coming months, Twisted Pixel said. In a recent feature article in Gamasutra sister publication Game Developer magazine, Twisted Pixel creative director explained how the studio places a lot of thought into injecting their games with personality, and creating memorable characters. "In our case, we tried to make Splosion Man wacky and crazy through animation to help him stand out from other game characters," he explained at the time. "We knew early on that we didn't have the manpower to create unique environments for every stage nor a multitude of enemies to go along with them." "By focusing on animations for Splosion Man and the scientist characters, we could pull the player's eye more toward that aspect and less toward what we couldn't do that well at the time." In Splosion Man, gamers take control of the titular character, the result of a science experiment gone bad. Made completely out of explosives, he rampages through the levels of Big Science, the labs that created him. Ms. Splosion Man is yet another Big Science blunder. The original Splosion Man had 330,000 users on Xbox Live's leaderboards, according to a November analysis from Gamasutra affiliate GamerBytes.

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