Ms. Splosion Man

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Twisted Pixel breaks away from Microsoft

Will finally be able to make multiplatform games.

Twisted Pixel - developer of 'Splosion Man, Comic Jumper, The Gunstringer and Lococycle - has parted ways with Microsoft, who acquired the studio in October 2011.

Ms. Splosion Man announced for PC, iOS, Windows Phone 7

Ms. Splosion Man announced for PC, iOS, Windows Phone 7

Smartphone version promises new features and game modes.

Acclaimed indie platformer Ms. Splosion Man is coming to PC, iOS and Windows Phone 7, developer Twisted Pixel has announced.

The PC version is a faithful port of last year's Xbox Live Arcade original, and will be available via Steam and Games for Windows.

Judging by the trailer below, the smartphone version is a virtual D-pad affair, though Twisted Pixel promises it will boast new features, objectives and gameplay modes.

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First games for Windows 8 store spotted - report

Ms Splosion Man, Toy Soldiers, ilomilo coming to PC?

Ms Splosion Man, Toy Soldiers, Hydro Thunder and Ilomilo are among the first batch of games to go on sale in Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 store, according to an insider source.

Gunstringer dev: Kinect was "fun ride"

But future Kinect games will "depend on the idea".

The Gunstringer developer Twisted Pixel Games has no plans to become a Kinect-exclusive developer despite the studio's recent buyout by Microsoft.

Ms. Splosion Man

Ms. Splosion Man

Kiss kiss bang bang.

It's a good joke that has remained unvisited for 30 years. Take a character whose gender is defined in his name and turn a him into a her by adding Ms. in front of it. Slip on a colourful bow and slap on some lipstick and the transformation is complete, a neat recycling of assets that's both economical and absurd.

It worked for Midway with Ms. Pac-Man in 1981, and it works for Twisted Pixel three decades later with a pink-skinned, restless, female counterpart to 2009's original 'Splosion Man.

Ms. Splosion Man has lost none of her elder sibling's jitteriness, muttering teenage girl slogans to herself ("I must I must increase my bust") before bursting into snatches of pop song lyrics, carrying on the incessant chatter irrespective of player input. A vivacious ball of energy, Ms. Splosion Man sprints along a tightrope between endearing and irritating, demonstrating Twisted Pixel's firm handle on a character born of scientific accident - one who's supposed to make you feel both sympathy and fear.

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Ms. Splosion Man release date announced

Ms. Splosion Man release date announced

Twisted Pixel returns next month.

Ms. Splosion Man blasts onto Xbox Live Arcade on 13th July, developer Twisted Pixel has announced.

The sequel to hit 2009 platformer Splosion Man features 50 new single player levels, a 50 level multiplayer campaign, revamped network support and new gameplay mechanics.

"We are incredibly proud of Ms. Splosion Man and feel like it is our best game to date. We are very excited to launch it this summer on XBLA," commented CEO Mike Wilford.

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Ms. Splosion Man announced

Ms. Splosion Man announced

Due out autumn 2011.

The developer behind downloadable hits The Maw, 'Splosion Man and Comic Jumper has announced its next game: Ms. Splosion Man.

It's due out autumn 2011 and has an obvious connection with 2009's Xbox Live Arcade exclusive 'Splosion Man, a game Dan Whitehead awarded 7/10 in Eurogamer's review.

Twisted Pixel CCO Josh Bear told Joystiq: "We could have churned out new levels [for 'Splosion Man], but we wouldn't have had the time to add in new gameplay puzzles or cool new character stuff. But we didn't just want to do 'Splosion Man 2, it had to be something a little more interesting. That is why we decided to do MSM."

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