NaturalMotion 'rivals consoles' with iPhone title - MCV

NaturalMotion 'rivals consoles' with iPhone title

Collaboration with Ideaworks3D produces Backbreaker for Apple platforms
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NaturalMotion's internally produced Backbreaker IP hasn't even been released yet - and already it has produced a spin-off game which it says rivals the quality of games on home consoles.

The firm, famed for its animation technology, has unveiled a collaboration with London-based Ideaworks 3D which has created iPhone title Backbreaker Football: Tackle Alley.

The game is due out later this year and is billed as one of the most high-end iPhone games boasting "a quality not seen before on the iPhone and iPod Touch".

The two studios say their technology is "providing the on‐screen characters with a fluidity of motion rivalling that experienced on home consoles".

“We are excited to kick off the Backbreaker football experience on the iPhone and are stunned to see what visual fidelity is achievable on this platform," said Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion.

“Together with our partners Ideaworks3D, we think we’ve come up with something special and can’t wait to get this game into everyone’s hands.”

Alex Caccia, CEO of Ideaworks3D added: “This has been a great project for our Studio, and a chance to push the quality boundaries on the iPhone by combining morpheme and our Airplay game development tools.

“But above all, the game is fun to play and hard to put down.”

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