Halfbrick's Latest Pits Bears Against Their Natural Enemy -- Art

It's about time a game developer explored the complex relationship between members of the Ursidae family and pretentious art installations. And with a trailer narrated by The Stanley Parable's Kevan Brighting, no less! » 3/10/14 9:00am 3/10/14 9:00am

The Unknown Curse Of The Immortal Barry Steakfries

I've been playing Jetpack Joyride for what seems like a long time, but the other day I encountered something so strange and different that it set my mind spinning. It was just a glitch, but it was something that I'd never seen before, and my Googling revealed no forum threads or other users mentioning the phenomenon. » 8/31/13 3:00pm 8/31/13 3:00pm

Jetpack Joyride Creators Make Another Damn Game I Can't Stop Playing

While I can understand the appeal of Jetpack Joyride, one of the best mobile games ever made, I could never figure out why Halfbrick Studio's other huge seller, Fruit Ninja, drove so many gamers crazy. Now, days after the release of the developer's latest game, I've finally figured out the secret: Halfbrick Studios… » 4/22/13 11:50am 4/22/13 11:50am

I Could Clean My Entire Apartment To The Kickass Music From Jetpack…

I've been going through my iPhone's greatest gaming hits recently, rediscovering the old classics I used to play and checking out some new ones.

I just have to say, the theme music from Halfbrick's Jetpack Joyride just kills. I could clean my entire apartment to this music, and in fact, I would do so with a grin… » 10/11/12 8:30pm 10/11/12 8:30pm

The Bum in the Unlocked Bathroom: How Bad User Interfaces are Ruining…

I can summarize my experience designing user interfaces like this: if you were to place a refrigerator and a toilet side by side in a room with no windows and a door which locked from the inside, 9.3 out of 10 people entering that room would defecate in the freezer and urinate on the floor. » 5/28/12 2:30pm 5/28/12 2:30pm


Now You Can Get Addicted To Jetpack Joyride On Facebook, Too

Ridiculously fun mobile game Jetpack Joyride is now available for free on Facebook, which means you probably won't do much work today. Check it out, if you haven't already. It's a simple idea, executed brilliantly. » 5/11/12 10:40am 5/11/12 10:40am

Get Jetpack Joyride For Free Today

The studio that made mobile smash Fruit Ninja's letting you have their latest blockbuster title for free today. Halfbrick's slashed the price of Jetpack Joyride from 0.99 to 0.00 today on Apple's App Store. The freewheeling sidescroller's also added new unlockable items with its 1.2.5 update, including a Deck The… » 12/19/11 10:40am 12/19/11 10:40am

Sea Stars Pulls Off an Upside-Down Joyride

After about a year of the Gaming App of the Week, I've been very hard on games that are nakedly derivative of existing hits. Then one comes along and literally does everything a previous success did, except upside down, and I feel like I have to tip my hat. That's Sea Stars. » 12/02/11 9:30am 12/02/11 9:30am

Go Grab Jetpack Joyride for Free

Right now, the makers of Jetpack Joyride are running a Facebook promotion that gives you the game for free. Run over there, click like, get a download for the game on the iOS platform. This is a savings of only 99 cents because, like, the game is only 99 cents. For more on Jetpack Joyride, see our impressions of it… » 10/27/11 10:30pm 10/27/11 10:30pm

Stop What You're Doing and Get Jetpack Joyride for Your iPhone Now

Surprisingly, flying with a jetpack powered by a pair of mini-guns strapped to your back is not even remotely the most enjoyable thing about Jetpack Joyride. The iOS game from Halfbrick Studios, creators of Fruit Ninja, is one of the most refreshingly simple and unexpectedly replayable downloadable games for Apple… » 9/05/11 9:30am 9/05/11 9:30am