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The Splatters on Sale July 10-16 on XBLA

Posted by on June 27, 2012 | 6 comments

The Splatters Sale – 100% fun – 50% off!

While The Splatters were well received by its fans, the fan base is still too small – which means lots of people are missing out.

So to get more people on board “The Splatters” goes on sale for only 400 MS Points.

So, for those who didn’t get a chance to check it out with the flood of mega-hits landing on the Xbox marketplace, or accidentally (we know you didn’t really mean it) dismissed it as just “another physics based casual game” – now is your chance to get it and experience yourself the level of challenge, skill and depth it has wrapped in an “arcade-style” packaging.

If you are already fan (thank you!), now’s a great time to spread the word.

Look for us under Sales & Specials on the XBOX dash between July 10 – 16. For one week only and at half the price, it’s really a steal!

We’ve also updated our trailer!

We had so many great reviews that we decided to update our trailer and add quotes from some gaming sites who had a blast playing our game. We called this one “Reviews are here”. Check it out below.

Link to HD version on Youtube

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The Splatters – Available now on XBOX Live Arcade !

Posted by on April 11, 2012 | 5 comments

One goal reached!

After 3 years of countless hours of developing, inventing, trying, tweaking, polishing and more words that end with ‘ing’ – we can finally sit back and watch The Splatters run away to have some fun with other XBOX owners. The feeling is like reaching a huge checkpoint in this amazing journey and we’re all looking forward to the amazing path ahead.

Some early reviews :)

We got some amazing reviews and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this trend will continue. Here are a few:

“I can’t compliment it enough, The Splatters is a truly wonderful game. 9/10″ – destructoid

“The Splatters is a fun and addictive take on the physics puzzle genre, and one that brings something new and unique to the genre. 8/10” – IGN

“800 points is a small price to pay for the infinitely varied, and rewarding, experience of playing The Splatters. 4/5” – pikiGEEK

“It’s one of the most entertaining arcade titles this year. 9.3/10” – Gamer Euphoria

“One of the most pure fun and addictive games I’ve played lately. 9/10” – The Controller Online

“The Splatters earns a fine 9.0/10 – an amazing debut for SpikySnail” – Radical360Zone

“If what you seek is a challenging and brilliantly realised puzzler with a huge heap of fun thrown in, then look no further. 8/10” – This is XBOX

“Give it 60 minutes to let its hooks sink in and you’ll be rewarded with one of the best puzzle experiences available for Xbox Live. 8.5/10” – The Globe and Mail

Want to join the party?

Go and download The Splatters on XBOX Marketplace.

Watch our Updated Launch Trailer (“Reviews” Version).

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Have fun :)

— the SpikySnail team


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Launch trailer and release info!

Posted by on March 28, 2012 | 0 comments

Exciting news today!

We’re happy to announce The Splatters has passed certification and will be hitting the XBLA store on April 11th.

Also, new explosive launch trailer is ready (amazing editing work from Sagi once again). The music track is the work of the truly inspiring “Infected Mushroom” which, turns out, are even more awesome than expected and let us use their track for the trailer. It’s a classic track from their early album “Classical Mushroom”.

Enough text, here it is, crank the volume up or put on your headphones:

Link to HD version on Youtube

Some media coverage

Last month I was at GDC again showing the game around and attending the Indie Games Summit (which was really interesting). It’s always really motivating just hanging out with some fellow developers and friends talking games all day and just having fun in general. It does get pretty exhausting with standing all day and then parties going on each night (in one of those I got to play Hokra – which is pure FUN).

Taking the opportunity while being in San-Francisco I met with some local press, here’s some of the stuff that came out of that. First two are videos and the other two are hands on impressions:

GameSpot LIVE interview/demo talking about “The Splatters”

A video with me playing plus my own commentary while visiting GamesRadar

A hands on piece written by Ryan McCaffrey for Official Xbox Magazine Online

Another hands piece by the awesome John Laster on XBLAFans

See you on April 11.

— Niv



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