Award-winning independent Texas-based game developer Twisted Pixel today announced that they are no longer independent: Twisted Pixel has been officially acquired by Microsoft Studios in a step to continue further expand on innovative game and entertainment offerings. Twisted Pixel are the guys behind many great games including Mrs. Splosion Man, Comic Jumper and more recently, The Gunstringer.
“Twisted Pixel has an incredible track record of innovative, critically acclaimed, and most importantly, fun, games,” said corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, Phil Spencer. “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 the co-founder and chief executive officer of Twisted Pixel, Michael Wilford. “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.”
This acquisition means that this studio who have been an independent studio since 2006 will now be
better equipped to create new IP and gameplay experiences as they are now an official part of Microsoft Studios, developing games exclusive to Microsoft’s platforms. Twisted Pixel have now joined along side other globally-recognized game developers such as Lionhead Studios and the legendary Rare Ltd. Congratulations Twisted Pixel!