Thursday, October 23, 2014

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Descends Upon Mac and Linux

Shadow Planet Productions is delighted to announce the release of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet for Mac and Linux.

The brainchild of multi-media artist, Michel Gagné, and game veteran, Joe Olson, ITSP is a 2D exploration/shooter/puzzle-solving downloadable game where you control your multi-tooled flying saucer inside an alien world full of mystery, threats and wonder. ITSP was initially published on Xbox Live Arcade in summer 2010. The game enjoyed great reviews, good sales, and even took home a BAFTA and an Annie Award.

Michel Gagné explains how the ports became possible, "In late 2013, when we were told that Games for Windows Live would be retired thus rendering Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet obsolete for the PC, Joe and I saw an opportunity to amend our contract with Microsoft and expand the reach of  our game by being allowed to self-publish. We were able to handle the GFWL removal and replace it with Steamworks for the PC. Next, we ported the game for both, Mac and Linux. We've gotten many requests for a Mac version and today, we're happy to finally deliver."

ITSP is now available for Mac and Linux on Steam, and the Humble Bundle Store.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Some Good Reasons Why to Buy Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet from Gamefly Digital

A few months ago, when it was announced that Microsoft would be retiring Game for Windows Live, Joe and I were left with two options: Have our game become obsolete by this coming summer or take it upon ourselves to have GFWL removed and replaced with Steamworks. For us, this was a no-brainer.
By handling the GFWL removal ourselves, we were able to expand the nature of our agreement with Microsoft and be allowed to self-publish our game on services other than Steam and (which Microsoft still handles). Being able to self-publish is exciting as it offers us an opportunity to finally derive some revenue from our game.

The first partnership under our new deal is with GameFly Digital and to celebrate the occasion, we are offering the game at 75% off from Feb 3rd to Feb 16th . If you want to try out ITSP, there is no better time: You'll be supporting us as developers while getting a cool game for a fraction of the price.

And to make the deal even sweeter, you can use codes, FEB20OFF or UKFEB20OFF to save an additional 20%! Click here to buy Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet on Gamefly Digital.