Tug On The Strings Of Western-Themed “The Gunstringer” For Kinect

By Ishaan . February 24, 2011 . 2:29pm

Splosion Man developer, Twisted Pixel, are in the process of developing a new Kinect game to be published by Microsoft, titled The Gunstringer. Instead of being a regular shooting game, Gunstringer has you using Kinect to control a cowboy marionette (called “the Gunstringer”), like you would a puppet. Twisted Pixel say the game also has elements of vertical platforming.


The Gunstringer is a story about revenge. The Gunstringer is betrayed and left for dead by his own posse, and the game’s story takes place over a five-day period, with each day themed after a member of his posse that he’s targeting. Twisted Pixel say they drew inspiration from movies like Kill Bill and A Fistful of Dollars. Here’s a trailer:



The Gunstringer will be a retail Xbox Live Arcade release and is due out sometime this spring. The game allows for 2-player local co-op.

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  • Oh! Gunstringer, how clever! It’s like gunslinger but not, because he’s a marionette controlled by strings! This looks like a really cute game. Reminds me a lot of Little Big Planet.

  • Seen some things on this game. Looks so damn fun.

    I hope it is in the 10$ ranger rather than Comic Jumper’s 15$.

  • Lol i like the horse part…haha

  • Looks like a solid Kinect game.

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