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The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

I stumbled upon this really interesting student created game called The Misadventrures of P.B. Winterbottom. It has a really nice 1920’s vibe to it and all wrapped up in a black and white, silent film aesthetic. But what’s it about? I’ll let the creators tell you:

Create Your Own Paradox for the Love of Pie!

Enter a macabre and comical silent film world filled with mischief, time travel, and delicious pie. Record yourself and harness your time bending abilities to cooperate, compete against, and disrupt your past, present, and future selves. Winterbottom’s debut misadventures present whimsical spin on the notions of time, space, and play.

The best part? One of the ‘features’ is this: Record your Actions to Create Time Clones in a Silent Film World.

That has to be one of the best game features, ever. But what does it look like? Feast your eyes on the trailer:

The ability to interact with your ‘time clones’ is really impressive. It’s taking the time travel ability from games like Prince of Persia and Braid and going to a whole new level. Insane yet cool, and all done by students at USC Interactive Media department. The game industry should take a look at what these students are doing. Original and unique, unlike most of the video games industry. (Hmm, the same could be said about Hollywood. Coincidence? I think not.) Where was this type of stuff when I was going to college? I’d be all over a B.A. in Interactive Entertainment.

Sadly, I don’t know if this will ever make to a PC or console near you. It seems perfect for something like Steam or Xbox Live Arcade. They’d get my money.

About JP Frantz (2323 Articles)
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1 Comment on The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

  1. Thanks for letting me know about this.  I really want to play it.  I went over to the blog and downloaded the music, which is just awesome!

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