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Wait ... a Raskulls game? In 2010? What's next, Pele's Superstar Soccer? Who still remembers the Raskulls, those third-rate Smurf knockoffs from the 1980s? Even the biggest fans of Peter Cullen and June Foray probably recycled their tapes of the Ruby-Spears cartoon, which aired on ABC's Saturday mo...

December 30th 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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If you haven't already purchased Raskulls through a fellow "Games for the Holidays" title, A World of Keflings or (the officially unreleased) ilomilo, Halfbrick's puzzle-platform is now very clearly available on Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). Additionally, dual-stick, Innerspace-e...

December 29th 2010 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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We've already reported about the quirk that allows you to download Raskulls early through today's A World of Keflings. Readers have written in to inform us that you can also get it through the other Xbox "Games for the Holidays" release, ilomilo -- which is itself available well before its release d...

December 22nd 2010 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Raskulls, Ilomilo, and A World of Keflings aren't just connected through the shared "Games for the Holidays" promotion. They also each unlock extras in the other games. In Ilomilo, you can get unlockable Keflings and Raskulls costumes for Ilo and Milo by purchasing the other games. Additionally, "...

December 2nd 2010 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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"But Joystiq," you ask, "isn't there already a way to get the absolutely delightful ilomilo for XBLA right now?" Yes, there is -- or you could wait until it's "officially" released on the Xbox Marketplace come January 5 as part of the "Games for the Holidays" promotion. But really, who would do suc...

December 2nd 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Most Xbox Live Arcade enthusiasts likely aren't familiar with Halfbrick Studios, the Brisbane, Australia-based studio that's only previous work on the platform involved Indie Games that weren't very successful. After switching gears and offering some PSP Minis titles, the dev studio is back on Xbox...

March 28th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Halfbrick has released a new Raskulls video packed with gameplay footage. We're also introduced to an invading race of evil alien rats which, somehow, are pitted against a seemingly innocent race of sentient skeletons. Figure that one out. Much more important, however, is the aforementioned gamepl...

March 22nd 2010 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Well, congratulations, internet, you got it completely wrong. The image above and to the left is the "democratically" chosen digital box art for the upcoming XBLA title, Raskulls. It won over the image to the right by a minuscule 15 votes. Just look at it. It tells you nothing about the game. It's...

March 2nd 2010 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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It's been quite some time since we discussed Halfbrick's upcoming XBLA action puzzler, Raskulls. Lest you've forgotten the game, imagine Mr. Driller with platforming elements and plenty of direct multiplayer combat. Oh, and all the characters are skeletons for some reason. Suffice it to say it's pr...

February 17th 2010 at 6:14pm 0 Comments

Halfbrick Studios, those adorable chaps from Brisbane, has sent along a gameplay trailer of its equally adorable XBLA game, Raskulls. Many things in this trailer rub us the right way: the cute, infectious music; the block-breakin' gameplay reminiscent of Mr. Driller; and the unique special abilities...

June 12th 2009 at 3:29pm 0 Comments