Twisted Pixel, the development team behind The Maw
, Splosion Man
, and Comic Jumper
, revealed a new game play mode for their upcoming title, Ms. Splosion Man
The mode, titled "2 Girls, 1 Controller", allows for one person to play co-op all by themselves. Essentially, one Ms. Splosion man is controlled by the left analog stick and 'sploding takes place when you press the left bumper. Your second Ms. Splosion Man is controlled with the right analog stick and 'splodes when you use the right bumper.
Sound confusing? Thankfully, Twisted Pixel released a video of the new mode in action.
Lead designer Shawn Riley shared the humorous story that led to the creation of the new game mode:
Hey, I’m Sean Riley, Lead Designer on Ms. Splosion Man and creator of much of the multiplayer campaign. Designers are social recluses who don’t want to make friends or talk to people, so we designers would always try and play multiplayer on our own instead of ever admitting we needed help. Then Chainsaw, our audio dude, had the idea to put both players on one controller, using each stick to control a different player and the bumpers to jump. It was a great idea, so I stole it and claimed it as my own, and we got it put into the game. Later on our Lead Programmer, Mike Henry, came up with the idea of calling it 2 girls 1 controller, and as soon as he said it, we knew that’s what the name would have to be. We decided that some of our audience out there might also be OCD with no friends and would want to try and beat the multiplayer game all on their own, so we made the mode a special unlockable in the game. Best of luck, and be very, very, very careful if you ever search for videos of people accomplishing this greatest of challenges.
Ms. Splosion Man is still set for a fall 2011 release.