In case you've forgotten about them, Zynga still exists. And they still have enough money to acquire other smaller game development companies. The Farmville company just announced that, for $527 million dollars, they've bought NaturalMotion—the creators of the Backbreaker, Clumsy Ninja and CSR Racing series—and that…
Making a good-looking racing game for the iPhone isn't that difficult, but winding tracks and multiple laps don't sit well with players looking for a quick fix. You know what does work well? Drag racing.
NaturalMotion, best known for its Euphoria engine (GTAIV, Red Dead Redemption) and its own titles like football game Backbreaker, has recently released something a little tamer.
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…
In real life, I skate like a waddling five-year-old forever on the verge of crapping his pants. In Icebreaker, I'm light on my feet, spinning, deking, and sprinting away from the bowel-loosening checks coming my way.
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.
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…
Half the visual appeal of Red Dead Redemption is in the landscapes. Those were done by Rockstar. But the other half is John Marston's swagger, or the way a bandit gets caught in his horse's stirrups.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty-five years ago saw the last game of the USFL - a league given no shot against the NFL's monopoly, but beloved to this day for the rebellious challenge it posed. Today, similarly pitted against the Madden monolith, comes Backbreaker.
Maybe the only way to make the Oakland Raiders' season interesting past the sixth week would be to force them - and every other wretched team - to play for the right to stay in the National Football League.
The demo for Backbreaker, the football alternative promising real-time physics in place of canned animations, will hit Xbox Live for gold subscribers tomorrow. PS3 owners will get the demo "soon."
NaturalMotion's Backbreaker might not have the official NFL license like Madden does, but who needs that when you've got the tools to make the football team of your dreams at your fingertips? I'm going to call mine the Atnalta Falchions!
Major retailers and multiple sites have all listed Backbreaker with a release date of May 25, one week later than originally planned. If so, the real news here is the football newcomer is going straight up against UFC Undisputed 2010.