The TouchArcade Show – BONUS – Interview with Twisted Pixel’s Michael Wilford

After one of Capcom Mobile’s studios ripped off Splosion Man earlier this year, a disappointed Twisted Pixel did the digital equivalent of thinking aloud and floated the idea that it’d like to do its own App Store title. We’ve since received confirmation that it is.

In our most recent BONUS cast, we spoke with Twisted Pixel CEO Michael Wilford about his studio, Ms. Splosion Man, and The Gunstringer. We also grilled him on the App Store ‘controversy’ and his thoughts on the App Store. This latter section is where he revealed that the studio is going to soon start testing out the waters with its own iOS game.

From the conversation:

“We’ve never done a mobile game before. I think a lot of our IPs would translate pretty well to mobile. I think there’s a lot of fun stuff you can do with the character-driven IPs we’ve created. And the Capcom fiasco — if you want to call it that — lit a fire under our butts to give [iOS development] a try and see if we can make something there,” Wilford told us.

“We’re working on something. Nothing to announce yet. Hopefully, relatively soon we’ll having something to share with you guys.”

That’s awesome news, right? You can catch the entire conversation in its stream-able form just below this lump of text. Alternatively, can skip these posts and catch it via a subscription to our channels on the iTunes and Zune music stores respectively.


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The TouchArcade Show is a weekly podcast dedicated to iOS. Each Friday, we discuss the week’s biggest games and news, as well as address listener feedback. Keep expecting more bonus shows like this, by the way. They’re pretty fun to do.

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The introduction and intermission music is from Comic Jumper, an Xbox Live Arcade game by Twisted Pixel that you can download right now. Additional music was provided by the super talented Jim Guthrie. The song is “Audio Pepsi" off the album A Thousand Songs. You can buy the entire album or stream all the songs at his Web site. Guthrie is also responsible for the Sword & Sworcery [$4.99] soundtrack.