Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet will be adding another spaceship when FuelCell Games rolls out its work in progress downloadable content pack sometime in the future. It will bring a “co-op experience” into the beautiful and interesting puzzle/twin-stick shooter hybrid. While speaking to Eurogamer, studio CEO Joe Olson confirmed this, but couldn’t add any more information because development is still in its infancy.
Olson also spoke about the game’s mixed review scores (ranging from around 60 to 95 on Metacritic), stating that the fact that there were no “cut-and-dried, black-and-white goals” was a polarizing factor for critics. It was mentioned that the game’s lack of text and dialogue was a conscious decision. The plan to keep the game consistent throughout as well as tight, led to it being relatively brief, which has also been mentioned in opinion pieces.
When asked about the possibility of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet coming to PC, he replied by saying that a release on that platform is “to be determined at this point” in conjunction with its publisher, Microsoft.
I really like what I’ve played of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. It’s a beautiful game that does a good job of melding together a few different genre elements to make one entertaining, inter-galactic experience. This co-operative downloadable content sounds quite interesting and should work out well within the game’s structure.