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Review: ZRun (PlayStation Network - Vita)

ZRun (PlayStation Network - Vita)

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...

Exclusive: Mass Effect Meets Morpheus in Beatshapers' PS4 Exclusive RPG

Mass Effect Meets Morpheus in Beatshapers' PS4 Exclusive RPG

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...

News: Free Runner Z-Run Rises from the Dead This Spring

Free Runner Z-Run Rises from the Dead This Spring

Multi-kill

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...

Interview: Beatshapers on Racing Away from the Competition with PS4 Title Ready to Run

Beatshapers on Racing Away from the Competition with PS4 Title Ready to Run

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...

Review: Furmins (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Furmins (PlayStation Network - Vita)

Fuzzy feeling

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...

Interview: Beatshapers and Housemarque Field Our Questions on Furmins

Beatshapers and Housemarque Field Our Questions on Furmins

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...

Interview: BreakQuest: Extra Evolution Developer on Braving the Free-to-Play Frontier

BreakQuest: Extra Evolution Developer on Braving the Free-to-Play Frontier

Breaking barriers

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...

News: Jetpack Joyride Propels onto PSN This Week

Jetpack Joyride Propels onto PSN This Week

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...

News: StarDrone Extreme Scraps Premium Level Skip DLC

StarDrone Extreme Scraps Premium Level Skip DLC

Extremely generous

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...

Interview: Beatshapers - StarDrone Extreme

Beatshapers - StarDrone Extreme

"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...

Interview: Canabalt (PlayStation Minis)

Canabalt (PlayStation Minis)

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...