though I once heard tell he was kicked out of Castolon, Texas, for teaching a mule to play poker, breaking one of the few laws in that frontier town at the time.
His goal was to get revenge on his old posse who had packed him with lead and left him with a permanent address under three feet of Texas clay...
then get dangerously drunk on apple jack whiskey.
He was a one-man judge, jury and executioner on the bloody vengeance trail".
He was...the Gunstringer. "
Quote from the Lead Designer of "The Gunstringer"
John Marston, is that you?
The Gunstringer is a Kinect game where you get to marionette a kick-a*s undead cowboy puppet through action packed stage performances. Everything is set as if it’s an actual play performance, complete with hand crafted “actors” and props. Through a bunch of on stage performances, you get to marionette the Gunstringer through an awesome western themed revenge story filled with action, drama, and mildly creepy puppet love. Having being raised from the dead by an invisible string-pulling force, the Gunstringer has only one goal – to seek revenge on the rag-tag posse that put him underground in the first place.
While we do take cues from the classics like Sergio Leone’s iconic spaghetti westerns, this isn’t a “straight” western revenge story. Being able to perform this story with puppets and stage props lets us get away with some pretty far out characters, settings, and plot twists that would just seem insane in a straight western story.
The Gunstringer marries all of this with really fresh and fun gameplay mechanics. From the start of this project, we’ve focused on getting across the feel of marionetting a puppet’s movement through a 3D world, then mixing that with the fun and mayhem of targeting-focused shooters like Rez. One minute you’ll be navigating the Gunstringer over tricky ravines or towards secret paths, the next you’ll be ducking behind cover to take out a half-dozen clockwork alligators with your six shooter.
As you may have already gathered, The Gunstringer is unlike any Kinect game you may have played previously. There are no minigames, forced gestures, or end of level photos of you in your underwear here. You can play it sitting down, which is great if you just want to play and relax rather than burn crazy calories. Most importantly, you can aim and move with precision not seen in any of the Kinect launch titles, and with a speed and feel that’s just not possible with a traditional controller.
Platforms: XBOX 360 Kinect
Release Date: TBA
Developers: Twisted Pixel
Awesomeness Level: 7 ( Might turn out to be the Kinect game, every hardcore gamer is waiting for)
Edited by Choron ka Raja, 02 February 2011 - 12:06 PM.