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Retro-inspired brick-breaker Shatter is coming to iPad. The announcement was made quite unceremoniously by Sidhe co-founder Mario Wynands on NeoGAF.Wynands went on to say the game would be "iPad only" because it'd require a big redesign to work on iPhone.Shatter was part of our best of the rest for...

December 6th 2012 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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A few of the developers with games in the rather fantastic Humble Indie Bundle 6 are hosting an AMA on Reddit right now.In attendance is Runic Games co-founder Max Schaefer, representing Torchlight (and Torchlight 2, it seems); programmer Matt Bush and composer Terrence Lee of Dustforce's Hitbox Te...

September 26th 2012 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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Aztecs. Chronomancers. Mounts. Halberds. Golems. Dual wielding. These are all but a hint of what a fourth Guild Wars campaign could have been, a campaign that was under development in the mid-2000s but was scrapped by 2007. Replacing it was the expansion Guild Wars Eye of the North and the worki...

May 8th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Mad Catz has recently become a publisher for new flight games and established music games. Its next baffling step into the world of game publishing sees the peripheral maker taking on sports games. Mad Catz announced plans to publish Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge on Xbox 360 sometime in September....

August 23rd 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Sidhe is best known recently for developing Shatter, a fast-paced brick-buster game that debuted on PlayStation Network in 2009. Praised for its crystalline presentation and entrancing soundtrack, Shatter updated the familiar mechanics of games like Arkanoid, and elevated the understated -- but cer...

January 6th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Are you a hardcore fan of Shatter? So are we. That's why we're pretty excited that both the Shatter soundtrack and dynamic XMB theme are hitting the North American PlayStation Store this week. Featuring 14 tracks, the downloadable soundtrack will be available for $5.99 via the PSN. As a bonus, the...

April 27th 2010 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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Ludwig offered some high praise in our Best of the Rest series for Shatter, the Arkanoid-inspired PSN arcade game. Not content on making the game exclusive to PS3 owners, developer Sidhe has announced a new platform for brick-busting: the PC. Arriving on Steam in "the coming weeks," the PC port wil...

March 4th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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One of the big PSN surprises of the year was Shatter, a retro-futuristic take on the popular brick-breaking genre. Anyone who's played the game is bound to agree that what makes the game so special is the fantastic soundtrack. From now until Christmas, Sidhe is running a special sale on its site, r...

December 17th 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments

In spite of an admittedly small "publicity effort" by developer Sidhe, Shatter has sold quite well on the PlayStation Network so far, with sales of around 30,000. Critics have been quite nice to Shatter's modern re-imagining of the classic Breakout formula, praising its "clever game mechanics" and...

August 7th 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Just because Sony's cross-platform PhyreEngine -- which powered games such as Flower, Critter Crunch and Catan -- is free to use, doesn't mean it's not beefy. At least, that's how GripShift and Shatter developer Sidhe feels -- both of their PSN releases used the engine, and they've got nothing but...

July 22nd 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Sidhe's upcoming PSN Arkanoid-clone-with-a-twist, Shatter, could eventually find its way to other platforms. Speaking to 1Up Gamers, Sidhe's Mario Wynands states that "right now Shatter has been approved for PSN and the company will consider other platforms in the future, but that's the main focus...

July 15th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments