Twisted Pixel started out in 2006 as an independent studio developing Xbox Live Arcade titles, but it recently worked with Microsoft to develop an Xbox 360 exclusive for Kinect called The Gunstringer, which received a respectable score of 8.5/10.
"Twisted Pixel has an incredible track record of delivering innovative, critically acclaimed, and most importantly, fun, games," said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president, Microsoft Studios. "Microsoft Studios is home to cutting-edge entertainment experiences, and the incredible creativity of the Twisted Pixel team will help drive further innovation around Kinect and Xbox LIVE."
"It is really exciting for us to solidify our long-standing relationship with Microsoft Studios, who we consider to be the leader in digital distribution and creating new innovations in gaming like Xbox LIVE and Kinect," said Michael Wilford, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twisted Pixel. "As part of the family of Microsoft Studios we look forward to bringing even bigger and richer experiences to Xbox and Twisted Pixel fans around the world."
Does this spell the end for PC releases from Twisted Pixel?
Microsoft acquires Indie Game Developer Twisted Pixel
12 October 2011 | By Jamie Davey