April 17, 2012 2:30 PM | John Polson
Michel Gagné's awesomely bizarre designs come to life in the PC release of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, available now on Steam and Games for Windows LIVE Marketplace for $14.99. In an ocean of indie games last year, the XBLA version of Shadow Planet Productions' action-adventure was an honorable mention in our Best of 2011 feature. The PC version shall no doubt turn more heads as it reaches a new audience upon this release.
The PC version includes a solid, single-player campaign, a multi-player Lantern Run, and the Shadow Hunters co-op mode that can be played locally or online. There's plenty of things to shoot (some of which are titanic in size, see above photo), puzzles to solve, and alien technology to harness while working towards the center of the mysterious Shadow Planet.
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet on Steam or Windows Live deserves your attention. The XBLA version held mine until the ending last year on XBLA as a competent nod to the metroidvania genre with artwork that compelled me to see every screen.