Twisted Pixel Announce The Gunstringer

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
Remember last week when Twisted Pixel asked for people to show up to be filmed for an upcoming, unannounced project?

Well, today the developer revealed that the project is titled The Gunstringer and released several details and a video of the game, as well.

The Gunstringer is a Kinect title and will use the Kinect sensor to allow the player to "marionette a kick-ass undead cowboy puppet through action packed stage performances", according to project lead Dan Teasdale. The lead character, also known as the Gunstringer, was killed by a rag tag posse and has now arisen from the undead to seek his revenge. Players get to control him marionette-style through stages that take on the appearances of plays, complete with actors and props.

Teasdale also shared some insight on the game's development:

The Gunstringer marries [the story and concept] with really fresh and fun gameplay mechanics. From the start of this project, we’ve focused on getting across the feel of marionetting a puppet’s movement through a 3D world, then mixing that with the fun and mayhem of targeting-focused shooters like Rez. One minute you’ll be navigating the Gunstringer over tricky ravines or towards secret paths, the next you’ll be ducking behind cover to take out a half-dozen clockwork alligators with your six shooter.
The Gunstringer team is going to make use of Kinect in unique ways, most notably the fact that this is not a game which you will have to stand up to play. They also promise that "there are no minigames, forced gestures, or end of level photos of you in your underwear here".

Check out the announcement trailer put out by Twisted Pixel:



No release date has been given for the title as yet nor is it clear if it's going to be XBLA or a retail release. If you want to take a look at it early, however, Twisted Pixel will be showing the game off at the upcoming PAX East in Boston.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.