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    Review #killallzombies

    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...


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    Review ZRun

    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...





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    Review Furmins

    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...



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    Review BreakQuest: Extra Evolution

    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...




  • News BreakQuest: Extra Evolution Is Bouncing onto PlayStation Vita

    Going native

    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...

  • News 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 WizOrb Smashes onto PlayStation Minis Next Week

    Break out

    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...


  • News WizOrb Breaks onto PlayStation Minis in June

    Dungeon baller

    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...


  • News 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

    "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...

  • News Exclusive StarDrone Extreme Vita Trailers Shoot In

    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...


  • Interview 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...










  • News New StarDrone Screens Look Sparkly in 720p

    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...