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The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: 2K Play
Developer: The Odd Gentlemen
Release Date: Feb. 17, 2010

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'The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2009 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is an innovative game that follows the escapades of a mischievous, pie thief, who uses his time-bending abilities to cooperate with, compete against, and disrupt his past, present, and future selves.

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom isan innovative game that follows the escapades of a mischievous, time-bending pie thief, and embodies the independent spirit of originality, individuality and fun, and will be available for consumers to play for the first time at the 2009 Penny Arcade Expo that is being held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center (South lobby, space S2) in Seattle, Wash. on September 4 – 6, 2009.

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom and Axel & Pixel underscore 2K’s ongoing commitment to bring uniquely entertaining video games to the marketplace, while nurturing the independent creative spirit found within their developers and partners.  From original new intellectual properties to bestselling franchises, 2K has a track record of creating enthralling and commercially successful titles.

“At 2K, we look to support talented independent video game developers and discover ways of bringing their work to the mass market,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom and Axel & Pixel are passion projects for us. We saw the potential and the talent in these two unique and bold concepts, and are thrilled to be able to provide these developers with the support to create compelling games without altering their distinct visions.”

The Odd Gentlemen, a developer headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., originally created The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottomas a student thesis project at the University of Southern California. The game chronicles the villainous P.B. Winterbottom’s quest as he swipes pies using his extraordinary time-bending abilities to cooperate with, compete against, and disrupt his past, present, and future selves. Set in a macabre and comical silent film world, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom has garnered several independent awards and nominations from IGN.com, GameSpot and the Independent Games Festival for its unique art style and inventive gameplay mechanics.

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, not yet rated, will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 in early 2010. 

 


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