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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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'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.
The Natural Motion people know their physics. So they made a football game. And then they made a Jenga game.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Backbreaker's creators included a design customization engine so deep, a producer says you can recreate Da Vinci's The Last Supper in your team's end zone. He knows what most folks will try first though: "People, yeah, they're gonna create dicks."
Madden isn't the only way to play video game football. It is the only way to play NFL football. Other games must invent teams, and their names and logos have often reinforced an outsider, expansion or even knockoff look.
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.