Hybrid: The Kotaku Review

"Innovative" is a word marketers and developers try to sell us often, but it's rare to find a game—particularly within the shooter genre—which deserves the label. Hybrid is an exception, but it takes more than a novel idea to craft an engaging, worthwhile experience. » 8/13/12 7:00pm 8/13/12 7:00pm

Hybrid Experiencing Launch Day Woes on Xbox Live [Update]

Hybrid—the gravity-defying action title developed by Jeremiah Slaczka's 5th Cell's studio—is supposed to be launching today on Xbox Live. But the experimental shooter doesn't even appear to be available to download. » 8/08/12 4:45pm 8/08/12 4:45pm

The Closest Thing We'll Get To A Minecraft Creeper Space Marine

As part of a (kinda random!) cross-promotional stunt, 5th Cell's upcoming Hybrid will allow for unlockable helmets that let you dress your character up as a Minecraft creeper, among other things. » 7/17/12 7:00pm 7/17/12 7:00pm

It's Hot Out. Perhaps You Should Stay Inside for the Summer of Arcade,…

The Xbox Live Summer of Arcade promotion has become a bona fide hot weather event in gaming. For the fifth summer running, Microsoft will be releasing and promoting promising download-only titles via Xbox Live Arcade. This year, the Summer of Arcade starts on July 18 and runs until mid-August. What's on deck, when's… » 6/19/12 1:30pm 6/19/12 1:30pm

Dominate the World by Shooting at Everything in Hybrid

The Xbox Live Summer of Arcade will be upon us soon, and one of the games coming with it is Hybrid, a multiplayer shooter from 5th Cell. » 6/08/12 2:00pm 6/08/12 2:00pm

Ask the E3 Trailer for Hybrid Anything

Owen Good asked, "What the heck are you all about, Hybrid?"
It's a futuristic third-person shooter being developed by 5th Cell, which you may know for its Scribblenauts games on the Nintendo DS. I'm not like that at all; I'll be their first offering for the Xbox 360 and will be available over Xbox Live Arcade. My… » 6/02/12 3:00pm 6/02/12 3:00pm

You May Sign Up For the Hybrid Beta Now, Shoot It Out In April

When game developer Jeremiah Slaczka isn't answering your questions right here on Kotaku, he's making a multiplayer shooter called Hybrid with his team at development studio 5TH Cell. » 3/23/12 3:30am 3/23/12 3:30am

Hybrid to Hold a Beta; Signups Begin After GDC

Hybrid, the third-person online shooter set to release on Xbox Live Arcade this year, will have a public beta with signups beginning shortly after the end of GDC, which is next week. "Gamers will finally get to experience our innovative 'combat focused movement' for themselves," Developer 5th Cell said in a statement. » 3/02/12 6:37pm 3/02/12 6:37pm

Scribblenauts Creators' Gravity-Defying Xbox Live Shooter Hybrid is…

After making a big splash during its first showing at the 2011 Game Developers Conference, 5th Cell's dizzying cover-centric 3D shooter Hybrid was dragged back behind closed doors in May in order to make sure it was the "highest quality title possible". Let's see what changed the past eight months have wrought. » 1/31/12 1:00pm 1/31/12 1:00pm

5th Cell's Cover Shooter Hybrid Innovates Itself into 2012

Hybrid, the cover-focused Xbox Live Arcade shooter from the creators of Scribblenauts that made a splash at GDC earlier this year, has been pushed back into 2012, the extra time used to "create the highest
quality title possible". » 5/12/11 2:20pm 5/12/11 2:20pm

What In The World Is 'Combat Focused Movement'?

The people who made the Scribblenauts and Drawn To Life are getting a little closer to explaining how their next game — a shooter, of all things — is unique. » 1/26/11 3:00pm 1/26/11 3:00pm

Why The Scribblenauts People Are Making A Shooter

If you know a little something about which people make which video games, the trailer for a game called Hybrid released late last month seemed strange. » 11/23/10 1:40pm 11/23/10 1:40pm

Scribblenauts Developer Shoots Out New Game

5th Cell, the developer behind innovative titles like Drawn to Life and Scribblenauts, revealed its upcoming title. The game is called Hybrid, and it's a post-apocalyptic third-person shooter. » 10/29/10 2:00am 10/29/10 2:00am

Atari Founder Returns To Development With Battleswarm

Nolan Bushnell, creator of Pong and founder of Atari, returns to game development with Battleswarm: Field of Honor, a real-time strategy / first-person shooter hybrid he describes as "a mash-up between StarCraft and Starship Troopers." » 7/30/09 1:20pm 7/30/09 1:20pm

Puzzle Quest and the 'Best of Both Worlds'

GameSetWatch has a nice essay up from Gregory Weir, who takes a look at why Puzzle Quest was so damn successful at creating a satisfying hybrid. » 12/06/08 5:30pm 12/06/08 5:30pm