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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: April 20, 2010

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'The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom' (X360) Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on April 8, 2010 @ 9:14 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 is an innovative game that follows the escapades of a mischievous, time-bending pie thief, and embodies the independent spirit of originality, individuality and fun.

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.

“The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom teases and excites fans at first glance because of its charming, silent film art style and biting humor; but the game’s inner genius quickly surfaces and challenges fans to stretch their mental capabilities to solve complex puzzles,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Are you smarter than The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom? It’s time to find out.”

The game will be available exclusively on Steam and comes with many new appetizing ingredients, including expanded leaderboard options, new unlockable Steam achievements, five additional brain-teasing puzzles and Steam Cloud, which allows players to take the game with them on the road by accessing saved games from the Steam network.


Features:

  • Time Bending Fun: Record Winterbottom whenever and however, interact with his time clones, and create time paradoxes all for the love of pie. Unique time bending capabilities allow Winterbottom to avoid dangerous obstacles by being in multiple places at once and the ability to build machines out of Winterbottoms that stack, smack, and ride
  • Silent Film Inspired World: Travel through a world inspired by the silent film era and experience 5 unique locations that tell the story of P.B. Winterbottom, his obsession for pies, and the effects his mayhem causes on his quest for the devilishly delicious Chronoberry Pie
  • Loads of Puzzles: Over 80 individual puzzles to solve.  In addition to helping Winterbottom through his misadventures in the game’s “Movie Levels”, you can take on the game’s “Shorts” in a quest to solve puzzles in the most ingenious way possible and attain the highest score
  • Multiple Solutions: Each puzzle can be approached, and solved, by a wide variety of methods. Utilize the tools that Winterbottom has at his disposal and tackle each puzzle in new and unexpected ways

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 for its unique art style and inventive gameplay mechanics.


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