The Insanely Good Looking Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Is Coming To Xbox Live Arcade

Artist Michel Gagne's stunning Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet will be coming to consoles, thanks to developer Fuelcell Games and Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service. Why is this important? Because this game looks amazing.


The confirmation of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet's platform likely won't come as much of surprise to those who have closely followed the game's development. Gagne, Fuelcell and Microsoft have been hashing out this arrangement for the better part of a year. As someone who was thoroughly impressed by the game's 2009 trailer, I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Unfortunately, we don't know when that's going to be just yet. Until such time as Fuelcell or Microsoft puts a date on this, we'll just watch Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet footage again and again—and play Limbo, the other extremely attractive and equally gloomy Xbox Live Arcade 2D adventure.



A lot of people are comparing the work of this game to a lot of animation of the past 10 years, which I think is hilarious because Michel Gagne has been animating since the late 80's, and his effects animation is a source of inspiration for countless animators from the mid to late 90's and on.

Everyone should check out Prelude to Eden, from 1995. It shows his chops in the paper and pencil days and is a great example of amazing effects work.

Also you can see his credits on IMDB, they are pretty rad: []