Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

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Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet PC release confirmed

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet PC release confirmed

Stylish XBLA adventure spreads its wings.

Last year's quirky Xbox 360 Summer of Arcade entry Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is coming to PC, developers Michel Gagne and Joe Olson have confirmed.

The pair broke the news on a Nintendojo podcast, confirming that the game will be available on Steam with full keyboard and mouse support included.

What's more, you'll get the multiplayer Shadow Hunters DLC expansion thrown in too.

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Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update

Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update

Radiant Silvergun, ITSP DLC, more.

Treasure's touched-up Radiant Silvergun XBLA release, DLC for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet and a Games on Demand slot for Bulletstorm head up the latest Xbox Live Marketplace schedule update.

As detailed on Major Nelson's blog, you can also expect deals on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Rockstar Games' content.

Here's how the next few weeks shape up:

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Game reviewers are, for the most part, pretty phlegmatic when it comes to each other's opinions. While everyone in the comments threads is going nuts over a controversially low score, our peers roll their eyes in sympathy, even if they disagree. We've all been there, right?

Insanely Twisted DLC coming soon

Plus, dev responds to "polarised" reviews.

A DLC pack is in the works for this week's Summer of Arcade release Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, its co-creator has told Eurogamer.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Dark side of the Moon.

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is an unfamiliar pairing of familiar components.

The style is silhouette indie chic - a more colourful Limbo, a less intricate Pixel Junk Eden, a more serious World of Goo - each frame rendered in pin-sharp black vector ink thatís only just beginning to fade from fashion.

Itís a whisper world of foreground shadows and background soft focus shapes, of proto-life forms with feelers and pincers but no words. Craggy ceilings and underground lakes are the sights here. You may play as a flying saucer from the future, but everything around you has the feel of the primordial, an embryo domain of clicks and ominous keyboard swells.

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Out This Week - 05/08/11

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet!

This week brings another arid list of launches, but as the calendar page turns to August the likes of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Xenoblade and Tropico 4 loom later in the month.