2K Play to publish Axel & Pixel, P.B. Winterbottom

Take-Two's casual label picks up a pair of indie games for release on Xbox Live Arcade later this year and early next.

To date, Take-Two Interactive's 2K Play label has been best known for titles like Carnival Games and Dora the Explorer. The company added a bit of indie flavor to its lineup today, as 2K Play announced it will be bringing The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom and Axel & Pixel to Xbox Live Arcade.

Gamers can get to the bottom of P.B. Winterbottom next year.

Developed by Los Angeles-based studio The Odd Gentlemen, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is a puzzling platformer with silent film sensibilities. As the scurrilous pie thief P.B. Winterbottom, players can "record" their actions in each level and then play them through again as a clone runs through the recorded actions.

The time-bending gameplay mechanic garnered a good bit of attention as part of the Indie Games Showcase at E3 2008, where P.B. Winterbottom was a finalist for GameSpot's Best Platformer and Game of the Show. The game will arrive on Xbox Live Arcade in early 2010.

Set for release this fall, Axel & Pixel is a point-and-click adventure from Czech developer Silver Wish Games. The game follows a painter and his dog through surreal, hand-drawn environments. Silver Wish's previous work includes the 2004 PC and Xbox flight combat game Wings of War.

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gamescottsman
gamescottsman

So refreshing to have some different titles come onto the 360, I'm looking forward to the two unique games.

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c_rakestraw
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Good to hear that The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom got a publisher. Now I just need to get a 360 so I can play it, along with the ever increasing list of games on that system that I want to play.

GOWzztrippinzz
GOWzztrippinzz

P.B. Winterbottom sounds a lot like Baird, which is deffinatly a good thing!

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

Huh... this sound oddly familiar but I can't quite put my finger on it...

custerke
custerke

This looks weird but nice at the same time.

EarthThatWas
EarthThatWas

I was wondering what happened to "Misadventures." Glad to hear it will still see the light of day.

re4leonkennedy
re4leonkennedy

These games sounds like they might be pretty good. I have had fun experiences with a time bending platformer on xbla (Braid) and a point and click adventure starring a dog (Sam and Max: Episode 1). I'm hoping these games will be fun.