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Microsoft Studios Acquires Twisted Pixel

Game developers Twisted Pixel, the team behind the acclaimed ‘Splosion Man on Xbox Live Arcade and The Gunstringer on Kinect for Xbox 360 have been acquired by Microsoft Studios, a move that will allow them to ‘incubate new game and entertainment experiences’ under the Microsoft umbrella.  As one of the most celebrated indie games developers active today, this is undoubtedly great news for Twisted Pixel. As part of Microsoft Studios, they join such luminaries as Lionhead Studios and Rare Ltd., and will benefit from the financial support and technical expertise of Microsoft in bringing their creations to the console.

“It is really exciting for us to solidify our long-standing relationship with Microsoft Studios, who we consider to be the leader in digital distribution and creating new innovations in gaming like Xbox LIVE and Kinect,” said Michael Wilford, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twisted Pixel. “As part of the family of Microsoft Studios we look forward to bringing even bigger and richer experiences to Xbox and Twisted Pixel fans around the world.”  Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, was equally positive, stating that “Microsoft Studios is home to cutting-edge entertainment experiences, and the incredible creativity of the Twisted Pixel team will help drive further innovation around Kinect and Xbox LIVE.”

Check out our reviews of recent games by Twisted Pixel, The Gunstringer and Ms. Splosion Man.


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