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Developer(s) NaturalMotion
Publisher(s) 505 Games
Engine Euphoria
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iPhone [1]
Release date(s) May 18, 2010
Genre(s) Sports
Input methods Gamepad

Backbreaker is an American football video game currently being developed by technology developer NaturalMotion. One of its highlights is the use of the Euphoria engine; a dynamic physics engine that calculates physical interactions (including tackles) on the fly, rather than depending on canned animation. Teams and any other associated licenses have not been announced or confirmed.


NaturalMotion has released several short videos that focus on a single aspect of the video game's revolutionary engine. Such videos have featured the audio and audience rendering. On April 21, 2008 NaturalMotion released a short video of a mini-game called Tackle Alley that they announced was actual gameplay footage. Followed by that was another trailer in early January, 2010. This video showed core parts to the game, as basic as throwing and catching. The official site opened in late December. When first open it showed various screenshots showing different weather climates, and things of that sort, along with little facts about the game, such as there being a total of 56 teams.

The game is rumored to be released in Q2 2010, but NaturalMotion simply said, "It will be ready when it is ready!". [2]

An iPhone OS version of the game was released on September 29, 2009.

On December 1, 2009, Backbreaker was signed by 505 Games.[3]

On the official Twitter account for the game it is said that the game will be out sometime in the Spring of 2010. The game website says that it will be released on May 18, 2010.


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