Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is sort of like Frankenstein's monster. It borrows some of the best parts of previous Summer of Arcade releases to make a fun and enjoyable Summer of Arcade title for this year.
Take the silhouetted visual style from last year's Summer of Arcade title Limbo, lose the grays and the graininess and soft lighting, sharpen it up a bit and add some really bold and bright colors to the mix. Then take the Metroidvania style of gameplay and exploration from Shadow Complex. Finally, add in the twin-stick shooter controls of Geometry Wars 2: Retro Evolved. Mix it all together and what you end up with is a really beautiful and fun game with its own personality!