SpikySnail's destructive indie sensation is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, and will be playable at PAX Prime in Seattle at the end of the month.

The Splatters has all the makings of an odd ball indie hit -- combining bits of games like Pain, Angry Birds, and LocoRoco into an intriguing mix of adorably violent gameplay. The game was actually a IGF Indie Game Challenge nominee under the name "Confetti Carnival" and got the attention of Microsoft Game Studios, which will be publishing the game sometime in 2012.

It's a classic simple-yet-complex scenario -- you aim your Splatters at Confetti Bombs, which then ignite and explode in various ways. It's easy to draw a comparison to Angry Birds in the way it relies on simple "flinging" gameplay and cute destruction, but there's a strong enough sense of identity to give this game a feel all its own.

If you're attending PAX Prime in Seattle from August 26-28, you can check out a special demo in the PAX10 Conquerors area of the show in booth 6301.

If you're not so lucky, console yourself with this new trailer.