Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

I'm not at all sure how much crossover there is between readers and gamers. Since I launched The Speculative Scotsman in January I've met a few fellow bloggers here and there who indulge in both media in their free time - the lovely Aidan from A Dribble of Ink, for one, and Mark Chitty, the Walker of Worlds himself, for another - but the various video-game related posts I've put up here on the blog haven't attracted much attention at all.

So consider this a call to arms: if you're a gamer, active on either PSN or Xbox Live, give me a shout at thespeculativescotsman [at] googlemail [dot] com or in the comments with your gamertag. Perhaps at some point, we'll get together and talk about our favourite books while we shoot some dudes. Wouldn't that be nice?

Speaking of nice, a trailer for Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet popped up on Kotaku last night - and it's incredible. Here, have a gander:

Lovecraft, anyone? Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, coming to Xbox Live Arcade at some indeterminate point in the future, looks like Cthulhu does the charming art-style of Patapon and LocoRoco. From the trailer, Fuelcell's game looks pretty far along, so with a little luck we'll all be able to drop some spacebucks on it sooner rather than later.

In fact, I'm going to call it. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Geometry Wars 3 and Hydrophobia - another very promising indie game coming to a console near you - will all be part of Microsoft's third annual Summer of Arcade. Anyone care to offer me odds against?


  1. I love to read and play video games. My PSN ID is logankstewart, though I've not played too many games across the vast and terrible interwebs. Recently I've been mostly playing Final Fantasy XIII or Dead Space (again).

  2. My son plays Halo 3 on xbox live as often as he's allowed, but since he's only 7 he might not have too much to say about the awesome worlds of fantasy and sci-fi ;-)

  3. @logankstewart - I do love me some Dead Space, and FFXIII is what's been keeping me up nights lately too, though to say it's slow going is perhaps putting it politely. Still. Things, I hear, are only going to get better, and even if it's just nostalgia, I'm giving it a chance.