Microsoft's Twisted Pixel announces first Windows 8 game

Twisted Pixel is the Austin, Texas-based game developer who have made a number of acclaimed indie games such as The Maw, Splosion Man and many more. In 2011, the company was acquired by Microsoft. Today, Twisted Pixel announced they would be releasing their first game made especially for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.

However, this game is a tad different, even for Twisted Pixel. It's called The Wavy Tube Man Chronicles and, based on the screenshots we received via email, it looks to be a game much like those "full motion video" titles that rose and fell from PC gaming in the 1990s.

According to Twisted Pixel's press release:

The carefully crafted story of intrigue takes players on an adventure to find the nefarious Wavy Tube Man Jr., who has stolen a time machine to go to the past and prevent his father’s death. Take control of destiny using mouse or touch-based targeting, shooting, and more against quick-drawing cowboys and heavily armed future warriors, chasing the villain through time as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

The game will feature the acting talents of folks such as Lloyd Kaufman, best known as the president of the shockingly low budget film studio Troma. Twisted Pixel says that the game will also allow users to jump to their favorite scenes and will also have some behind-the-scenes features.

There's no word on a release date but when it is launched on the Windows Store, it will only cost $1.49, which Twisted Pixel says is "... less than 1/30th the price of old media like Halo 4 ..." It definitely looks like it will be a rather unique game for Windows 8 and RT users.

Source: Twisted Pixel press release | Images via Twisted Pixel

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There is a certain type of person that will enjoy an FMV game like this on a purely ironic level (just as this thing was intended).

I'm not sure that type of person is going to be your average Windows 8 user.

Seems like Splosion Man would have been a better fit.

I'll pass on this. Doesn't need to be 1994 all over again unless NBA Jam or Mortal Kombat get ported to Windows 8.

This was actually the first DLC pack for Gunslinger on the 360. Strange they're porting it over without the main game (but understandable)