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


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.