Beatshapers busy with other projects
Ukrainian developer Beatshapers had already been working on Ready to Run for a while when we spoke to the studio in February, but it doesn't sound like the remote control racer will be ready for release any time soon. With its ongoing virtual reality experiments, along with continued work on streaming sho
A boy and his bot
Sony announced Project Morpheus really early so that developers could experiment with it, and that’s exactly what Ukrainian outfit Beatshapers has been up to. In addition to building its very own virtual reality headset out of the PlayStation Vita, the firm has also been busy beavering away on a title for the Japanese giant’s...
Thinking outside of the box
Beatshapers, the indie outfit behind recent PlayStation 4 streaming interaction title #killallzombies, is a PlayStation stalwart at this point. The small Ukrainian company has released 21 titles across various Sony systems to date, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. We previously revealed the company’s...
Social media suicide
We all know that the zombie apocalypse is coming, but gamers should have had enough practice by now to survive beyond doomsday. What’s next for a world littered with corpses, then? A reality television show – with a hashtag as part of its title, of course. This is the (horrific) future that #killallzombies peddles, but as...
The running dead
The endless runner and the zombie are seemingly at opposite ends of the video game spectrum. The former is reserved almost exclusively for smartphone-fuelled exercises in mediocrity, while the latter is usually deployed only in the hardest of hardcore horror games. With ZRun, Beatshapers has attempted to reconcile these two warring...
Studio's virtual reality adventure unveiled
Ukrainian indie outfit Beatshapers is no stranger to new PlayStation initiatives. The firm was one of the first to create content for Sony’s lighter bites platform PlayStation Minis, before making an early appearance on the PlayStation Vita with Stardrone Extreme. Now, with its PlayStation 4 debut...
Ever since Ready to Run developer Beatshapers' PlayStation Vita endless runner Z-Run passed its expected summer release date last year, we've been in the dark regarding the zombie slaying adventure. Now, almost a year later, the title has been given a complete overhaul, and looks like something that we're willing to sink our teeth into...
Honk your horn if you're happy
We’re still very much in the PlayStation 4’s honeymoon period, which means that every piece of software announced for the next generation system is generating colossal amounts of consumer enthusiasm. That’s not to say that Beatshapers’ upcoming remote controlled racer Ready to Run is undeserving of the...
No, it's not a Dixie Chicks song
You’d have to have a heart of well-polished plastic to not enjoy remote controlled cars – at least, that’s what Ukrainian developer Beatshapers is counting on. The studio has teased its PlayStation 4 racer in numerous interviews with us in the past, but it’s now confirmed that Ready to Run is accelerating...
Furmins is likely to feel familiar. It's a mixture of Lemmings and Cut the Rope: a physics based puzzler that challenges you to construct a passage for the titular creatures to roll through, all while collecting sweets, avoiding death, and reaching the goal in a fast enough time to gain three stars. These stars can then be used to...
Feeling fuzzy about Vita's cutest puzzler yet
Finnish developer Housemarque’s smartphone favourite Furmins is set to cuddle up to the PlayStation Vita next month. The adorable iOS outing originally released on fruity formats last year, where its whimsical take on old-school puzzlers such as Lemmings and The Incredible Machine proved an instant...
Another brick in the wall
The humble block breaker has been stuck in a rut ever since Arkanoid introduced weapons and allowed you to shoot down bricks with Moonraker-esque submachine guns. BreakQuest: Extra Evolution, an enhanced PlayStation Vita port of last year’s well-received PlayStation Mini, aims to smash that sorry spate of stagnation by...
We loved BreakQuest: Extra Evolution in its initial guise. The colourful Arkanoid-esque excursion earned a respectable 9/10 in our PlayStation Minis review, and now it’s smashing back into the spotlight courtesy of a spangly new PlayStation Vita port. But rather than adopt the same model as its predecessor, Ukrainian developer...
PlayStation Minis port will be free-to-play
We’ve been badgering Ukrainian indie Beatshapers about its PlayStation Vita port of the awesome BreakQuest: Extra Evolution for some time, but finally the studio has managed to supply us with a date. The title – which crashed onto the PlayStation Minis platform last year – is set to batter some b
You’re surely not tired of zombies, are you? StarDrone: Extreme developer Beatshapers hopes to revisit a post-apocalyptic backdrop one more time with ZRun, a PlayStation Vita brawler that combines Canabalt with Streets of Rage. The game puts you in the Hi-Tops of a vacationing college student who’s tasked with escaping from the...
Beatshapers’ brilliant PlayStation Mini BreakQuest: Extra Evolution is bouncing onto the PlayStation Vita as a native release, the developer has told us. That means that the title will now boast Trophies, improved visuals, and online scoreboards. “We got the approval from Sony two weeks ago and are pushing it hard,” gaffer Alexey...
The backpack you always wanted
Grab your crash helmet in anticipation, because Beatshapers is bringing Halfbrick’s mobile phenomenon Jetpack Joyride to the PlayStation Network this week. The title – which will be available on PlayStation 3, PSP, and Vita – sees you assume the role of down-on-his-luck salesman Barry Steakfries as he attempts to...
Beatshapers’ ace RPG infused Arkanoid clone WizOrb is set to smash its way onto the PlayStation Store next week. The title will be playable on PS3, PSP and Vita, though the studio is not sure whether the latter will be supported at launch. It seems Sony still hasn’t figured that out. The block buster will set you back $3.99 in North...
So that’s what Arkanoid has been missing: fantasy elements. BeatShapers' latest PlayStation Mini WizOrb is not any old block buster, as it augments RPG mechanics and an 8-bit visual style. You’ll need to smash blocks to collect potions, save distressed damsels, and earn bags of gold coins. The game will cost you $3.99 in North...
Cast your mind back to our StarDrone Extreme review and you may recall us being a bit miffed at the game’s implementation of DLC. The Vita puzzle title essentially allowed you to skip difficult stages for £0.79 — an additional cost that felt a bit forced. Thankfully, developer Beatshapers has responded to the criticism and...
"My God, it's full of stars!"
StarDrone was one of last year’s better PlayStation Network titles. The game’s furious blend of disparate game mechanics culminated in one of the most memorable puzzle titles of 2011, earning it a convincing 7/10 score in our StarDrone review. Today’s European PlayStation Store update sees the pinball-hybrid find...
Feast your eyes
Intrigued by Beatshapers' PS Vita download StarDrone Extreme, but want to see it in action before taking the plunge? Come right this way. We've teamed up with Beatshapers to bring you two exclusive videos of the game in action, plus screenshots you won't find anywhere else. We've also got an interview with the studio lined up to...
Don't stop moving
What do you do when aliens invade your planet? Run. Canabalt is the simple tale of one man's escape from destruction and world domination, a dash across roof tops as a city crumbles around him. Obstacles pepper his path, and with well-timed button presses you must avoid them so as to gather speed and get as far away as possible...
Memorable PlayStation 3 downloadable, StarDrone, is to make the jump onto PlayStation Vita next month with cross-game compatibility, exclusive levels and touch-screen controls. The handheld release — dubbed StarDrone Extreme — will allow you to share progress with the PlayStation 3 version, while also boasting unified leaderboards...
Another launch title
Beatshapers' StarDrone Extreme is shooting its way to PlayStation Vita in time for the console's launch, and we have a trailer to prove it. PlayStation Network fans might already recognise the name: StarDrone for PlayStation Move saw the light of day earlier this year, with the Vita version promising new stages and features,...
It just keeps getting bigger doesn't it? We've never known a platform launch line-up be this big
But PlayStation Vita's software offering is showing no signs of slowing, with Beatshapers signing up to the party with an updated version of its recent PS3 release — StarDrone. Entitled StarDrone Extreme, the updated puzzle pinball mash-up promises to...
We know the feeling
It's 3AM but you just can't sleep. You're thinking about dinosaurs and how you'd like to hunt them. Well think no more, friends, as you'll soon be able to do your very best Jurassic Park impression at a low, low price courtesy of Beatshapers. The Stardrone developer's just dropped word that is bundling up both Carnivores:...
Ever dreamed of commanding a fleet of intergalactic space-crafts and conquering the Universe one planet at a time? That dream's about to become a reality, when Beatshapers' Galcon Labs launches on the PlayStation Store from September 27th in North America and September 28th in Europe
The arcade-strategy title — originally released on iOS platforms...
Beatshapers has announced that it's converting iOS arcade-strategy title, Galcon Labs, to PlayStation Minis
The game — which requires players to send swarms of ships to defeat enemy planets and conquer the universe — is set to feature a brand new campaign designed with PlayStation Minis in mind, in addition to four unique game modes. Billiards...
Beatshapers has announced that it will make its PlayStation Move-enabled PS3 title, StarDrone, available for the PlayStation Vita at launch
The quirky puzzle title will share online leaderboards with the PlayStation 3 version of the game, as well as including new modes, enemies and power-ups.
Start Droning on 5th April
Our Euro readers have been zipping their way through StarDrone for a few weeks now, but details on the exact release date for North America have only been stated as early April. Today our friends at Beatshapers confirmed that StarDrone will be blasting its way to North America PSN on 5th April. If the wait seemed a bit too...
Talking beats, bangs, booms and NGP
As Move-enabled shooter/pinball/object-collecting game StarDrone arrived on PlayStation Network in Europe today, we grabbed an in-depth interview with the double team of Orb Games and Beatshapers, who discuss the process in converting the original PC title to Move, the companies' futures on Move and more...
Beats North America
PlayStation Network gets its next PlayStation Move title on Wednesday in the very spacey form of StarDrone from Ukrainian studio Beatshapers. Billed as a mix of arcade action, pinball, Breakout, physics and collect-the-objects, it makes most sense in video form, so we've embedded a gameplay video at the bottom. The game will cost...
Shiny shots from space
Move-controlled puzzle game StarDrone is heading towards its PlayStation Network release at a rate of intergalactic knots, and these new screenshots show it's shaping up very nicely indeed. StarDrone is tough to explain, so stick with us. A combination of puzzle, pinball and score attack games such as NiGHTS into Dreams, you...
One of the best things about the PlayStation Move is that is can be paired with another of Sony's unique new tech properties - 3D
Beatshaper's PlayStation Network title, StarDrone, is the latest title to take advantage of both of Sony's cutting edge extras; offering support for both the Move and 3D to deliver a new level of immersion. StarDrone's...
Move and 3D go hand-in-hand again
In what's becoming an increasingly familiar pairing – step forward Hustle Kings – Move and 3D support are both locked-on for StarDrone, an upcoming PlayStation Network title from publisher Beatshapers. Already available on PC, StarDrone is a curious mix of puzzle, pinball, shooter and score attack, where the...
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