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.

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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.
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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