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Microsoft has swooped up game development house Twisted Pixel, in a move to bolster its incubation team for gaming and entertainment content for Microsoft Studios. The Austin, Texas-based studio has a history with Gatesville collaboration, developing award-winning Xbox Live Arcade titles since launching in 2006, Spolsion Man has featured as their biggest hit.

“Twisted Pixel has an incredible track record of innovative, critically acclaimed, and most importantly, fun, games,” said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president, Microsoft Studios in a release.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“It is really exciting for us to solidify our long-standing relationship with Microsoft Studios, who we consider to be the leader in digital distribution and creating new innovations in gaming like Xbox Live and Kinect,” said Michael Wilford, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twisted Pixel.

Twisted Pixel joins other globally-recognized game creators such as Lionhead Studios and Rare Ltd who have also been seized by the Microsoft gaming arm. ®

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