Twisted Pixel's Ms. Splosion Man is out today, and outside of it being really pink and all of the buttons doing the same s**t, I thought it was pretty good.
On this joyous release day, the developer is revealing that it will be presenting free additional game challenges to players on "a regular basis." The content will come thanks to Xbox Live's Title Managed Storage (TMS) feature. The developer will be creating all new leaderboards especially for these challenges, as well as doing some cool stuff like giving out real world prizes to top players.
More details on the TMS challenges soon, I can assure you. In the meantime, Twisted Pixel says its re-launched the official Ms. Splosion Man website with wallpapers, the game soundtrack, and more. But they're lying, because as of this writing, it's just a stupid blog. (What's up with blogs, anyhow!?)
Twisted Pixel has announced that an update is live for Ms. Splosion Man on iOS, offering up cross-device save support, an improved in-game economy, an updated UI, and bug fixes. Additionally, the game will be on sale for $0.9...more
Accompanying the just-released iOS version of Ms. Splosion Man, the lighthearted platformer is also now available for Steam (Windows only), Games for Windows, and Windows Phone 7. The pricing on those first two ports is $9.9...more
Ms. Splosion Man is one of my favorite platformers to date. Like the original, it's charming, engaging challenging, and really put Twisted Pixel on the map for me.
The mobile version translates most of the magic of the original to iOS in favor of serviceable touch controls, and a smoother graphical output. But it also shows the darker side of mobile gaming quite well.more
Today I had a chance to meet up with Twisted Pixel developer Mike Wilford, and talk a bit about the new iOS port of Ms. Splosion Man, including some hands-on time with the game.
Mike started by stating that on current iPads, ...more
Twisted Pixel has announced that Ms. Splosion Man is coming to additional platforms with a little help from developer friends Iron Galaxy, Fire Hose Games, and Panic Button. On PC (Games for Windows Live and Steam), you can ...more
Twisted Pixel Games' third challenge for Ms. Splosion Man will run from February 14 - 27. Better fit this one into your Valentine's Day schedule. If you're not familiar, these challenges bring new, free levels that are access...more
Starting now until September 11, you can partake in Ms. Splosion Man's second TMS (Title Managed Storage) challenge. As was the case for the first in-game challenge, which featured our very own Mr. Destructoid, real-world pri...more
When Ms. Splosion Man launched last week, Twisted Pixel emailed press and was like "We updated the official website, and it's all new." But at the time, it was a lie: nothing was updated when we had received that email. Well,...more
Twisted Pixel's Ms. Splosion Man is like 'Splosion Man, but with more pink -- and the lead character wears a bow in her hair. Wait, she doesn't have hair... how does that bow stay in? Why doesn't it just burn up? This game makes no sense. Score: 2 out of 10 -- Lacks realism; too pink; every button does, like, basically the same thingJust kidding. The game's pretty awesome. No duh, right?more
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