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Today The Buzz Is About: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Seriously, watch this trailer. Everybody's talking about it!

If I see a single trailer referenced multiple times in one morning on Twitter and more than one message board, there's a good chance I'm going to watch it. You should watch this too.
 

  

 
 
The game is Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, and it appears to be the brainchild of animator Michel Gagné, who's worked on everything from An American Tail (Fievel!!!) to best-movie-of-all-time The Iron Giant. This looks like some fashion of puzzle-oriented shooter for the PC, and there's an official production blog you can take a look at for some background on the game. 
 
More to the point, I think I just had one of those "I can't believe games look like this now" sorts of moments. Brad Shoemaker on Google+
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Posted by Brad

If I see a single trailer referenced multiple times in one morning on Twitter and more than one message board, there's a good chance I'm going to watch it. You should watch this too.
 

  

 
 
The game is Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, and it appears to be the brainchild of animator Michel Gagné, who's worked on everything from An American Tail (Fievel!!!) to best-movie-of-all-time The Iron Giant. This looks like some fashion of puzzle-oriented shooter for the PC, and there's an official production blog you can take a look at for some background on the game. 
 
More to the point, I think I just had one of those "I can't believe games look like this now" sorts of moments.
Posted by RHCPfan24

This made me think about Pixeljunk for a second. It looks a bit different later on but I am getting that vibe. Looks fine; puzzle-side-scrolling-shooters are a nice breed.

Posted by GeekDown

Looks great and I love the art style..

Posted by scottp

that looks awesome

Posted by The_A_Drain

Usually i'm the first to rave about cool looking indie stuff, but this just doesn't look interesting to me, odd really because i'm into the genre quite heavily. Weird, guess i've got too much stuff on my plate to be looking forward to this, especially with no confirmed XBLA release yet.

Posted by MauveForest

reminds me of LoccoRocco a lot in terms of style. If LoccoRocca was a badass ship, and loves metal. Looks pretty sick though.  

Posted by sociald1077

That looks great! I can't wait to see more.

Posted by TheGremp

Digging the art style, not much else to freak out about though.

Posted by Beomoose

Completely awesome trailer.

Posted by Arkthemaniac

Looks damn cool.

Posted by Mawryk

What a pleasant level of insanity.  PixelJunk-esque games for PC?  Yes please.

Posted by Brym

If you read Gagne's blog, he talks about pitching the game to Microsoft last May.  So maybe there'll be an xbla release too?

Anyways, the trailer looks totally sweet.  This has shot to the top of my most-anticipated list.

Posted by Hitchenson

Nice art style.

Posted by MagusMaleficus

That saucer looks like one from Batteries Not Included.

Posted by evaNERV

It has the Iron Giant style all over it.  Please...PLEASE someone pick this up FAST!

Posted by dietmango

Looks great. Art style reminds me of Patapon or LoccoRoco.

Posted by Deusoma

This game looks wicked sick, but I'm afraid I'll only get it if it's on a disc I can buy at the store, or it's on XBLA or PSN. I don't buy downloadable PC games. No exceptions.

Posted by AndrooD2

Looks gorgeous. XBLA, please.

Posted by Luke

This looks pretty sweet! 

Is this only going to be on PC?... if so, that kinda sucks though. 

Posted by aceedkins

The art style actually looks a bit like Samurai Jack... If anyone remembers that show.

Posted by c_rakestraw
@RHCPfan24 said:
" This made me think about Pixeljunk for a second. It looks a bit different later on but I am getting that vibe. Looks fine; puzzle-side-scrolling-shooters are a nice breed. "
Same here. The gameplay sort of reminded me of PixelJunk Shooter.

Anyway, the game looks good. I (and everyone else it seems) love the art style. I'm looking forward to getting more details on the game, like what platforms it'll be released on (aside from the PC which seems rather obvious).
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Posted by Don

Heck yeah!
That looks like a great new title. That would make a perfect dual-thumbstick title for the PS3 or 360.

Posted by Jimbo

Did these guys make World of Goo or are they just ripping them off?

Posted by InFamous91

nice, it reminds me of patapon's art style 

Posted by stinky

please come to xbla.


Posted by Meltbrain

Gotta say, it does look pretty damn awesome.

Posted by demonknightinuyasha

This looks like it will be fun. Plus anything with Dimmu Borgir used for advertising is ok in my book. \m/ >.< \m/

The art style is good, but just getting out of a degree where art like this is pretty much what the better students are doing (both in style and quality) it doesn't have the same "WOW!" factor that it would have had for me a couple years ago. There are also a few flash games that use the same style, though in most of those cases the pretty graphics were what sold you on the game not the gameplay, so hopefully this one will be fun to play as well.

Posted by Moztacular

Looks pretty wild...also, very difficult.

Posted by Yzzerdd

Pixeljunk:Eden:Shooter

Edited by deathstroke75
@stinky:  

from their production blog:

"Most notably lending a much needed programming hand in the demo build we put together for the XBLA group at Microsoft. "

Posted by Metal_Mills
@Jimbo said:
" Did these guys make World of Goo or are they just ripping them off? "
There are a lot worse art styles to rip off.
Posted by NinjaSquirrel

Yeah the Iron Giant is basically the best movie ever.

Posted by GaZZuM

Yes. GOD yes!

Posted by lordofultima

Awesome choice of music, Dimmu Borgir!

Posted by ThrashCowboy666

Demon Burger!

Posted by wrecks

Looks shadowy and twisted and Fantastic!

Posted by donfonzie

The game has style.

Posted by Southgrove

Awesomeness!

Posted by corgorav

I like the name and looks of it but the music didn't belong in that trailer.

Posted by hamlaser

It's like if Genndy Tartakovsky made Solar Jetman

Posted by Systech

This game looks like it's going to be the shit. Hell yes.

Posted by tekmojo

You can play PC games with joysticks/console controllers.

Posted by demonbear

Roberval, Québec represent!! Keep going, Gagné, looks great!

Posted by ch3burashka

That looks like PixelJunk Shooter, only infinitely more crazy.

And yes, Iron Giant was a great movie.

Posted by MmmSkyscraper

WANT.

Posted by TobyD81

Wow...I'm interested. Next evolution in twin-stick shooting perhaps? Possible console release (oh please oh please)? Looks cool!

Posted by phlegms

Same about the shitty metal music...other than that it looks awesome.

Posted by Scratch

Thanks for linking it, this game is now on my tracklist.

Posted by lemon360

iron man was amazing. games looks fine

Posted by Death_Unicorn

Yeah, I made a topic about this, but only 17 views... =(

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