The Gunstringer gameplay trailer: bang bang!

A live theatre audience, finger guns, a wavy tube man boss battle and more in 15 straight minutes of Twisted Pixel's Kinect game.

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As well as showing off platformer sequel Ms. 'Splosion Man, developer Twisted Pixel Games has today released footage of the first fifteen minutes from its cowboy puppet-based Kinect game for Xbox Live Arcade game The Gunstringer.

Twisted Pixel's usual charm, style and humour are all evident. The game is presented as a puppet show with a narrator in front of a live studio audience, and features oddities including a boss battle against a wavy tube man.

As for actually playing the game, it's largely an on-rails shooter, also with cover-based gunfight sections. Players control the eponymous marionette with their left hand, moving left and right as well as jumping. Firing is handled with the right, painting targets by waving over them then jerking upwards to fire. Pew pew! Players can also execute special moves, such as slamming an arm down to crush puppets.

The Gunstringer is due to be released for Xbox 360 Kinect via Xbox Live Arcade this year.

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    March 1, 2011 4:00 PM

    Comment on The Gunstringer gameplay trailer: bang bang!, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 1, 2011 4:19 PM

      wow that looks horrible

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      March 1, 2011 4:20 PM

      Summary: 15 minutes of footage from Twisted Pixel's finger-guns Kinect game. They made 'Splosion Man and whatnot, yeh?

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      March 1, 2011 4:22 PM

      what in the holy hell

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      March 1, 2011 4:29 PM

      I'm really looking forward to this game, it could be a huge hit.

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      March 1, 2011 4:29 PM

      I was really hoping it would have an interface that is different then the standard system. This is really just using your hand as a floating mouse. Good in the sense that it allows a mouse like interface for consoles, but bad in the sense that it isn't really innovating anything.

      Something like a stringed puppeteer would have been interesting.

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      March 1, 2011 5:36 PM

      "Delicious tacos? There must be a Torchy's nearby!"

      Twisted pixel is in austin, nice taco shout out.

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      March 1, 2011 6:37 PM

      First Kinect game I want to play.

      This is gona be good I can feel it, cool trailer btw.

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      March 1, 2011 10:26 PM

      I mean, come on, who wants to pretend their hand is a gun? What is this third grade? Pew, pew pew pew!

      jk, could be fun

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      March 2, 2011 11:36 AM

      Man... well, it's not bowling at least... I hope it's good but I'm kinda dissappointed.