Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Ever since the phenomenal release of Braid on XBLA, I’ve become a huge supporter for indie games, and downloadable gems. There’s something about the attention to detail, and the overall effort and polish that seem to go into every facet of the game that really speaks to me. Shadow Complex, Limbo, Shank, Super Meat Boy, and the overlooked The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai are all great examples of cool art style, original ideas, and engaging gameplay that I’ve come to really appreciate. And now with the long awaited, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet making a splash at PAX East right now, it looks like I may be adding another game to my Xbox Live Arcade queue.

If you haven’t heard of the game yet, head over to the game’s official website (here) where you can get all of the latest, including blogs, video, and gaze at the game’s incredible art, which was created by Michel Gagné of Iron Giant fame; a childhood favorite of mine.

Watching the trailers, you play as a flying saucer, exploring an alien planet where you will encounter crazy enemies, and large bosses, all the while maneuvering your ship between obstacles. I’m a huge sucker for slick looking 2D visuals. Throw in decent gameplay, and some cool music and they’ll have my money.

As the game gets nearer to its release, we’ll have more coverage and an eventual review here at Platform Nation.

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