1NaturalMotion once again asks the eternal question of "Are you ready for some football?" with the announcement of Backbreaker Football: Tackle Alley, an iPhone game based on a mini-game from Backbreaker, a game currently in development for the XBOX 360 and PS3. The game takes advantage of "morpheme", NaturalMotion's iPhone graphics engine which allegedly "produces animation of a quality not seen before on the iPhone and iPod Touch providing the on-screen characters with a fluidity of motion rivaling that experienced on home consoles."

The iPhone version of the game is being developed by Ideaworks3D, the company behind Airplay SDK, a cross-platform environment that enables high-quality 3D graphics across a ton of mobile devices including the iPhone. The list of mobile phone games they've been involved in is pretty impressive and includes titles such as Dirge of Cerberus Lost Episode - Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid Mobile, and Project Gotham Racing among others.

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In the game, players use the accelerometer and on-screen buttons to control their player through waves of defenders. You will be able to sprint, dodge, and spin past your opponents to rack up combos and score multipliers making your way to the end zone. Also included is Facebook integration to broadcast your high scores to your friends. Backbreaker Football: Tackle Alley will be available on the App Store sometime this fall.

Here is a trailer for the console version of Backbreaker:

  • Vende

    Pretty good graphics, hope the iphone version will be comparable

  • Vende

    Pretty good graphics, hope the iphone version will be comparable

  • McChumpers

    i like the way it looks. as long as it doesn't play like madden or blitz 2 i will be happy. ha.

  • McChumpers

    i like the way it looks. as long as it doesn't play like madden or blitz 2 i will be happy. ha.

  • NaturalMotion

    The screenshots above are from the iPhone build!

  • NaturalMotion

    The screenshots above are from the iPhone build!

  • Finch

    are you ready for some pre-rendered fake gameplay...

    • SalsaMD

      how so?

      • Finch

        umm, because that was all pre-rendered fake game play footage. Screen shots are real but the video was totally pre-rendered.

      • Gene

        That WAS real gameplay (notice the "actual gameplay footage" caption at the bottom?), the screenshots are from the iPhone version, while the video is of the console version of the game.

        If you're still not convinced, look at the split screen multiplayer portion of the video, it's in-sync and the receiver's outline blinks, what rendered video would include that? Definitely real.

    • http://www.fftrealm.com Noah

      I've demoed the game on the 360. It's real and it looks THAT good.

      • Myles

        Dude you demo'd it!!!??? PLEASE do us all a favor and go to the backbreaker forums and tell us about it >>> http://forum.backbreakergame.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1 the forum is full of dedicated members who just want to know more about this game, yet the devs are pretty sadistic and like not telling us ANYTHING. please head over and let us know what it was like. thanks man

  • Finch

    are you ready for some pre-rendered fake gameplay...

    • SalsaMD

      how so?

      • Finch

        umm, because that was all pre-rendered fake game play footage. Screen shots are real but the video was totally pre-rendered.

      • Gene

        That WAS real gameplay (notice the "actual gameplay footage" caption at the bottom?), the screenshots are from the iPhone version, while the video is of the console version of the game.

        If you're still not convinced, look at the split screen multiplayer portion of the video, it's in-sync and the receiver's outline blinks, what rendered video would include that? Definitely real.

    • http://www.fftrealm.com Noah

      I've demoed the game on the 360. It's real and it looks THAT good.

      • Myles

        Dude you demo'd it!!!??? PLEASE do us all a favor and go to the backbreaker forums and tell us about it >>> http://forum.backbreakergame.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1 the forum is full of dedicated members who just want to know more about this game, yet the devs are pretty sadistic and like not telling us ANYTHING. please head over and let us know what it was like. thanks man

  • Vende

    Is it from the iphone? I assume that when the say console version, they mean it's from an 360 or PS3?

    • Eli

      The screenshots are from the iPhone version of the game, the trailer is the E3 preview of the 360/PS3 version.

  • Vende

    Is it from the iphone? I assume that when the say console version, they mean it's from an 360 or PS3?

    • Eli

      The screenshots are from the iPhone version of the game, the trailer is the E3 preview of the 360/PS3 version.

  • CaseyLay

    I'm going to laugh at Gameloft and EA if this beats NFL and Madden.

    • LBG

      This shouldn't really be a direct competitor with Gameloft's NFL 10 and EA's Madden, as this game is more of an arcade game and is about racking up points from combos. In other words, it is not a fully fledged US football game like NFL or Madden. It looks good anyway, it's nice to have a change of style. Graphics look pretty good for an iPhone game.

      • SalsaMD

        Tantamount I suppose to Baseball Sluggers wrt a full true baseball game (which I am still waiting for...; ) )

  • CaseyLay

    I'm going to laugh at Gameloft and EA if this beats NFL and Madden.

    • LBG

      This shouldn't really be a direct competitor with Gameloft's NFL 10 and EA's Madden, as this game is more of an arcade game and is about racking up points from combos. In other words, it is not a fully fledged US football game like NFL or Madden. It looks good anyway, it's nice to have a change of style. Graphics look pretty good for an iPhone game.

      • SalsaMD

        Tantamount I suppose to Baseball Sluggers wrt a full true baseball game (which I am still waiting for...; ) )

  • zeb

    I think it looks pretty cool. Could be a fun arcade type game.

  • zeb

    I think it looks pretty cool. Could be a fun arcade type game.

  • ltcommander.data

    It'd be great if NaturalMotion's interest and new Morpheme animation engine for the iPhone peaks Rockstar's interest in the iPhone since GTA IV uses NaturalMotion's Euphoria animation engine. I believe Backbreaker for console uses Euphoria and if Morpheme is used in the iPhone version, perhaps it's easy to port between the two, which would help financially. Certainly, Gangstar and Gameloft has shown there is money to be had. Although, I'm hoping if Rockstar does bring something to the iPhone, it'll have the content breadth comparable to DS or PSP versions, to justify and sustain $10+ price points.

  • ltcommander.data

    It'd be great if NaturalMotion's interest and new Morpheme animation engine for the iPhone peaks Rockstar's interest in the iPhone since GTA IV uses NaturalMotion's Euphoria animation engine. I believe Backbreaker for console uses Euphoria and if Morpheme is used in the iPhone version, perhaps it's easy to port between the two, which would help financially. Certainly, Gangstar and Gameloft has shown there is money to be had. Although, I'm hoping if Rockstar does bring something to the iPhone, it'll have the content breadth comparable to DS or PSP versions, to justify and sustain $10+ price points.

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    It looks so cool (the trailer, not sure about the game play though). Anyway, could not wait for this game.

  • http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com fun games for kids

    It looks so cool (the trailer, not sure about the game play though). Anyway, could not wait for this game.

  • DaveWorld

    I can't wait for this. What I would also like to see (or feel) is some type of rumble or vibration on the iPhone/iPod Touch with this game.

  • DaveWorld

    I can't wait for this. What I would also like to see (or feel) is some type of rumble or vibration on the iPhone/iPod Touch with this game.

  • charliewayz

    I didnt buy NFL 2010 cause i was waiting for Madden 10. Now It looks like im not buying Madden 10 and gonna wait for BackBReaker Football. The IPHONE games just keep getting better and better.

  • charliewayz

    I didnt buy NFL 2010 cause i was waiting for Madden 10. Now It looks like im not buying Madden 10 and gonna wait for BackBReaker Football. The IPHONE games just keep getting better and better.

  • Donovan

    Finch got owned :)

  • Donovan

    Finch got owned :)