Twisted Pixel, the developers behind ‘Splosion Man and Comic Jumper, have announced their next game: The Gunstringer. The Gunstringer will be played exclusively with Microsoft Kinect.
But The Gunstringer will be unlike any Kinect game that has come before it. Over at the game’s official blog, lead designer Dan Teasdale elaborates on what The Gunstringer will offer Kinect users:
“The Gunstringer is unlike any Kinect game you may have played previously,” says Teasdale. “There are no minigames, forced gestures, or end of level photos of you in your underwear here. You can play it sitting down, which is great if you just want to play and relax rather than burn crazy calories. Most importantly, you can aim and move with precision not seen in any of the Kinect launch titles, and with a speed and feel that’s just not possible with a traditional controller.”
So what’s The Gunstringer about? Dan Teasdale of Twisted Pixel has the answers to that as well. The Gunstringer is a Kinect game where you get to “marionette a kick-ass undead cowboy puppet through action packed stage performances. Everything is set as if it’s an actual play performance, complete with hand crafted “actors” and props.”
The Gunstringer takes cues from western classics like Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, but doesn’t copy them outright. “Being able to perform this story with puppets and stage props lets us get away with some pretty far out characters, settings, and plot twists that would just seem insane in a straight western story.” But The Gunstringer, at its core, is a revenge story filled with awesome “action, drama, and mildly creepy puppet love.”
As far as gameplay goes, The Gunstringer will actually feel like you’re marionetting a puppet, mixed with the gunplay of a target-focused shooter like Rez.
Make sure to keep your eyes on The Gunstringer’s official blog for updates on the title. The Twisted Pixel gang will be updating the site with new info about the game as it becomes available. You can also hit up Twisted Pixel with your questions on Twitter at @twisted_pixel.