Twisted Pixel has split off from Microsoft, and is once again an independent studio, according to a

Twisted Pixel has split off from Microsoft, and is once again an independent studio, according to a report from IGN. This isn’t the first time Microsoft has allowed a developer to go off on their own; it happened to Bungie back in 2007. Given Destiny’s success, perhaps they regret that decision now. »9/30/15 11:26am9/30/15 11:26am


LocoCycle Looks Like a Little Bit of Knight Rider, a Little Bit of Spy Hunter

When Microsoft showed off a glimpse of Twisted Pixel's upcoming game at E3 last year, I hoped that it would be a spiritual descendant of Road Rash. Now we get a look at actual gameplay, it looks more like a funny fusion in the vein of man-and-machine buddy comedies like Short Circuit. A level from LocoCycle will… »3/15/13 4:00pm3/15/13 4:00pm

LocoCycle: The Road Rash Successor We've Been Waiting For?

Not much was shown for new Xbox 360 title LocoCycle at Microsoft's E3 2012 media briefing but the short teaser above makes it seem like players will be controlling sentient motorcycles capable of speedy and stealthy assassinations. It might just be that the upcoming game from the makers of The Gunstringer and the … »6/04/12 2:44pm6/04/12 2:44pm

In Game Design, Sometimes You Have To Fake It 'till You Make... The Gunstringer

Some of the best ideas are born of strange, stressful circumstances. Case in point: Twisted Pixel's inspired and highly enjoyable new Kinect game The Gunstringer. To hear Twisted Pixel CEO Mike Wilford and chief creative officer Josh Bear tell it, the two of them came up with the idea for the game… during their pitch… »9/26/11 7:30pm9/26/11 7:30pm

Forget Unreal: I'm All About Twisted Pixel's "Beard" Engine

Like many folks, I've got a complicated relationship with pre-game splash screens. On the one hand, I like that series of middleware introductions, publisher logos, and various other graphical preamble that flash across my screen, largely because of how I savor them the first time I'm playing a game that I'm excited… »9/19/11 10:00pm9/19/11 10:00pm