I used to shop at Austin Books once or twice a week when I lived in Austin. They have so many comics and graphic novels that I would get lost in that place for hours. For those who enjoyed Splosion Man, Austin Books is going to have a party with a chance to try out Ms. Splosion Man. Drop by if you get a chance. The party is on Saturday, July 16th at 2pm. Oh, and there’s free beer.


From the press release:

    Austin Books & Comics, Central Texas’s biggest and oldest comics and pop culture retailer, is proud to announce their Xbox Live Arcade video game launch party for local game studio Twisted Pixel, co-sponsored by Tecate Beer.

    Austin Books & Comics presents the official Ms. Splosion Man video game launch party on Saturday, July 16, 2 pm to 5 pm, featuring popular original video games from Microsoft/XBLA game developer Twisted Pixel, the independent game development studio behind the 2009 IGF finalist and 2008 PAX 10 Audience Choice Award-winning game The Maw for Xbox LIVE® Arcade.

    Austin game studio Twisted Pixel is teaming up with Austin Books & Comics to launch their new Xbox Live Arcade game, Ms. Splosion Man. Guests can attend this free video game launch party and try out an in-store demo of the Ms. Splosion Man games, plus play other Twisted Pixel games on multiple Xbox game play stations. Complimentary Tecate beer will be available for event guests with a legal I.D. and over 21 years of age.

    Mike Wilford, co-founder of Twisted Pixel, offers, “Ever since our original XBLA game title Splosion Man became a top fan favorite with rave critical reviews, we knew that a follow-up title was going to be a priority. Launching Ms. Splosion Man at Austin Book & Comics is a great way to honor our local game developers, while celebrating the fans who have helped make our games successful.”

    Twisted Pixel is well-known for their previously released XBLA titles, award winning Splosion Man and Comic Jumper, and soon to be releasedKinect title The Gunstringer. Guests can receive hourly giveaways of signed posters and special Twisted Pixel premiums, including the new XBLA game. RSVP and you will automatically be signed up for the chance to win your own copy of Ms. Splosion Man right after it releases online on July 13: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185700944821143.