'Backbreaker NFL 13' is Now Available—From a Certain Point of View

If you're sick and tired of Madden NFL » 8/01/12 6:00pm 8/01/12 6:00pm, or if you just don't want to wait until the end of the month to complain about it, why not get a real downloadable roster update for a sports video game really released two years ago, the way everyone says it ought to be.

There Will Be No Backbreaker 2 as Its Studio is Moving Away from…

Backbreaker's small but extremely passionate following got some bad, but not really unexpected news. "Unfortunately, and unofficially, it is very unlikely that we will revisit [Backbreaker]/full-on football again," the game's lead developer told a forum member. » 10/07/11 8:30pm 10/07/11 8:30pm

The National Football League Meets Backbreaker in NFL Rivals

Yesterday brought word that NaturalMotion, the makers of the popular Backbreaker series of games for iOS devices, had landed a license to make an NFL game. It released today. NFL Rivals, for $2.99 (iTunes), combines the offense and defense games of Backbreaker and Backbreaker: Vengeance with authentic NFL uniforms and… » 9/08/11 9:30am 9/08/11 9:30am

Did Backbreaker Just Get an NFL License?

Torsten Reil, the co-founder and CEO of NaturalMotion, on Sunday tweeted this picture which he says is from an iPhone version of Backbreaker: Vengeance, a spinoff of last year's football game Backbreaker which challenged Madden NFL without any NFL branding. Reil's picture shows someone for the Seattle Seahawks leaping… » 9/07/11 8:30pm 9/07/11 8:30pm

Backbreaker: Vengeance Costs More than Backbreaker's Current Price

Backbreaker: Vengeance got an Xbox Live release date on Wednesday but no price. Now, the game's developer has followed up with one: $15 (1200 Microsoft points.) Not only is that well more than the iOS version of the game and its predecessor (99 cents each) but, as Pasta Padre points out, it's more than what you can… » 6/24/11 6:00pm 6/24/11 6:00pm

Backbreaker Sequel Gets Europe-Only PS3 Release

Backbreaker: Vengeance, the minigame sequel to the more popular elements of last year's Backbreaker, will release on Xbox Live on June 29, but won't be coming to PlayStation 3 outside of Europe. » 6/22/11 11:00pm 6/22/11 11:00pm

Backbreaker Studio Hits the Ice With Icebreaker for the iPhone

First spied in development seven months ago, Icebreaker will arrive on the iTunes App Store next week as a hockey-style complement to Backbreaker, the football title whose "Tackle Alley" minigame saw tremendous success as an iPhone port. » 5/25/11 11:20pm 5/25/11 11:20pm

Backbreaker: Vengeance is Official; Releasing Only on Xbox 360

Backbreaker: Vengeance, a variant on the original Backbreaker's wildly popular "Tackle Alley" mode, will be released for the Xbox 360 over Xbox Live this year by NaturalMotion and 505 Games. It's exclusive to the 360. » 4/13/11 8:30pm 4/13/11 8:30pm

Our First Look At The New Backbreaker

Backbreaker developer NaturalMotion offered fans of the series a sneak peek at the next installment in the unlicensed football video game, one that takes a different approach that EA Sports' dominant and NFL backed Madden game. What is it? The developer isn't talking just yet, but Backbreaker fans are kicking around… » 4/11/11 7:40pm 4/11/11 7:40pm

Backbreaker 2's Vengeance Is A Dish Served Hot

Backbreaker's addictive Tackle Alley minigame put you on the field as a ballcarrier juking and spinning his way through 100-yard touchdown runs. Backbreaker 2: Vengeance puts you in the game on defense, blasting those showboats out of the water. » 12/16/10 7:20pm 12/16/10 7:20pm

Backbreaker Sequel Headed To iPhone Soon

Backbreaker's iPhone version - a port of the popular "Tackle Alley" minigame from the console title - flips the script in a sequel that tasks players with stopping the computer runner. New moves and "super showboating" will also be featured. » 11/18/10 9:30pm 11/18/10 9:30pm

Backbreaker Studio Now Working On "Icebreaker"

NaturalMotion Games, the developer of the football cult fave Backbreaker, is now working on an ice hockey game apparently titled "Icebreaker," according to a video profile by the BBC. » 10/08/10 6:00pm 10/08/10 6:00pm

Get Backbreaker On The iPhone Now

First Hoggy, now Backbreaker. NaturalMotion's iPhone/iPad port of its addictive "Tackle Alley" challenge is also free for today only on the iTunes App store in North America and the U.K. Thanks jayc4life! » 9/05/10 3:51pm 9/05/10 3:51pm

Backbreaker's "Greathouse" Patch Is Now Available

Although it wasn't out by Wednesday it didn't take much longer. Backbreaker's game-remaking "Greathouse" patch is available over both PSN and Xbox Live. See here for a rundown of everything it fixes and adds. » 8/06/10 6:34pm 8/06/10 6:34pm

Backbreaker's Officially Bigtime Now — It's Sold Out To KFC

A day after releasing news of its behemoth patch on Xbox 360, the folks who make Backbreaker say its free iPhone version has picked up a Kentucky Fried Chicken sponsorship. Runners will now celebrate with, what else, the Chicken Dance. » 8/03/10 6:30pm 8/03/10 6:30pm

Backbreaker Gets A Makeover With Enormous Patch Due Soon

New plays, better AI, a suite of replay cameras and new "focus modes" are among features coming to the football title Backbreaker, possibly as soon as Wednesday, through one of the largest patches I've ever seen for a sports game. » 8/02/10 8:30pm 8/02/10 8:30pm

Reconsidering Backbreaker

This past week I had so much fun tinkering around with a game that I'm almost embarrassed to go back and read my original review. Because I was very hard on Backbreaker. » 7/17/10 4:00pm 7/17/10 4:00pm

Only a Few Have Left Tackle Alley 'Alive'

You're a halfback, not a soldier, but it doesn't feel right to call these "turns," "tries," "chances," or "men." No, these are "lives" at stake in Backbreaker's Tackle Alley, where 99.12 percent of its players have ended up "dead." » 7/11/10 1:00pm 7/11/10 1:00pm

Yes, Someone's Painting The Last Supper in a Backbreaker End Zone

Rob Donald called it back in May: "I am totally expecting to see ... a perfect recreation of The Last Supper in someone's end zone." The Backbreaker producer hasn't been proven right yet, but one artist is hard at work. » 7/06/10 7:20pm 7/06/10 7:20pm

'Major Patch' is on the Way for Backbreaker

Backbreaker the challenger to Madden NFL that got one very big thing right but a lot of little things wrong (or not at all), will get a "major patch" taking into account community suggestions, the studio said on Friday. » 6/27/10 3:00pm 6/27/10 3:00pm