Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Game Add-On: Shadow Hunters On Sale 10/12/11 October 9th, 2011
Seattle, WA, October 2011 – Shadow Planet Productions is pleased to bring InsanelyTwisted Shadow Planet's first Game Add-On, Shadow Hunters, to Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Shadow Planet Productions' partners and creators of ITSP, Michel Gagné (Gagne International) and Joe Olson (Fuelcell Games), are confident that this addition will further enhance the player’s experience and expand upon the narrative of the main campaign, as well as give an opportunity to tackle new challenges alone, or team up with your friends locally or over Xbox LIVE on your quest to eradicate the remnants of the invasive shadow virus.
This new mode begins with a cinematic that picks up exactly where the final scene of the main campaign left off. In a nearby asteroid belt, the Shadow Entity still thrives, and the player must clear these asteroids of the nefarious presence before it begins to spread again.
“Shadow Hunters won't be more of the same”, said artist Michel Gagné. “I'm really happy that we were able to further the story, steer the art in a fresh direction, and create an adrenaline charged gaming experience. As far as I'm concerned, Shadow Hunters may very well be the most exciting part of ITSP.”
“The whole team has really outdone themselves on Shadow Hunters”, says Olson, CEO of Fuelcell Games. “We started with the exploration and puzzle elements from the Campaign and incorporated those with the procedurally generated level and fast paced decision making elements from Lantern Run, then pushed these ideas even further to create a challenging and addictive new game mode in the Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet universe.”
Shadow Hunters will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade on October 12th, 2011, for 400 Microsoft Points.
Last week, we had the pleasure of having game critic, Brad Gallaway, and a small group from PNWjournos meet us at Fuelcell Games to try out our upcoming DLC, ITSP Hunters. We were delighted by their reactions! Read all about it here.
Now that ITSP (Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet) is completed and we're just about to wrap up the DLC, it's time to start looking at all the options ahead. There are a lot of great things I'm currently considering including my next game with Shadow Planet Productions, as well as projects ranging from comics, graphic novels, music videos and feature films. It will be interesting to see where I'll be heading next. I'm really excited!
My next project to be released will be a historical comics restoration project that I worked on as a part time hobby from 2003 to 2008 called, Young Romance: The Best of Simon & Kirby's 1940s-50s Romance Comics. I had pretty much given up on the book ever seeing the light of the day until Gary Groth, publisher at Fantagraphics Books, saw it and immediately got interested. The book is slated for January 2012. You can read about the history of the project as well as see examples of restoration at this link.
There's been a few new interviews hitting the web recently. Here's one from the Oakville newspaper where I went to college, and here's another from Joe and I where we discuss working on ITSP.
And here's our latest addition to our family: Whiskey!
I always enjoy seeing movies with animated credits. I even got to do the opening credits for the movie, Osmosis Jones, during my tenure as head of 2D special effects at Warner Brothers Feature Animation. We thought it would be fun to cap off our videogame with its very own set of animated credits. I had a blast putting those together. I hope you enjoy them!