Physics-based puzzler The Splatters was enjoyable on Xbox Live Arcade, and it sounds as if SpikySnail Games is going about making additional versions the right way. The game is headed to Windows and Mac (Steam), in addition to Linux. Better yet, those latter two versions will be offered free of DRM.
"After we've given this a lot of thought we decided against simply porting the game over to PC, even at the cost of delaying the PC launch," writes SpikySnail. "It wasn't an easy decision to take as it has financial implications. But knowing what we now know, the urge to change things around and try to improve the experience is stronger than anything."
It's not clear when this stuff will be released, but the team believes "it won't be that long and we're pretty confident the result will more than make up for the delay."
While there are notable XBLA games that haven't made it over to PC (yet), it feels like now more than ever console exclusivity is only a temporary setback for PC gamers. With the potential for success, it only makes sense that developers would support the platform when time and budgets allow.
|2:00 PM on 07.10.2012|
Grab The Splatters and other XBLA games for half price
Action-puzzle game The Splatters is now half price on Xbox Live Arcade, and since this isn't a Deal of the Week, you won't need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to partake. The game will be 400 Microsoft Points from July 10 - ...more
|5:00 PM on 04.09.2012|
Review: The Splatters
There are times in life when I have to pause, if only for a moment, to contemplate whether or not my neighbors just heard the (in retrospect very loud) noises that escaped my mouth during a particularly involved gaming sessio...more
|7:00 PM on 02.09.2012|
This new trailer for The Splatters makes it look so easy
On the surface, The Splatters might look problematically straightforward. But that really isn't the case, and thankfully, SpikySnail Games has a new video to help prove this point. With the "Flip" mechanic, you're able to re...more
|1:30 PM on 08.31.2011|
Dying with style in The Splatters
After getting some hands-on time with The Splatters, I can confirm that it is indeed quite awesome. But you don't need me to tell you that -- not when it was already an Independent Games Festival finalist and selected to be i...more
|2:00 PM on 08.10.2011|
IGF finalist headed to Xbox Live Arcade as The Splatters
Israel-based indie developer SpikySnail is getting its game The Splatters published by Microsoft Studios for release on Xbox Live Arcade in 2012. Previously, this title was called Confetti Carnival when it became an Independ...more
|11:30 AM on 05.24.2013|
Joe Danger 1 and 2 are racing towards Steam
Hello Games is finally releasing both Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2 for the PC! They'll both be available through Steam, and they'll each have Steamworks implemented to easily share custom created levels. The PC versions will a...more
|10:30 PM on 05.23.2013|
Japanese indie shmup trilogy Tale of Alltynex gets funded
Nyu Media has successfully concluded its Kickstarter campaign to localize a trilogy of Japanese indie shoot-'em ups, The Tale of Alltynex, the doujinsoft publisher has announced. Inspired by Taito's RayStorm series, The...more
|7:30 PM on 05.23.2013|
Fight for free this weekend in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
This weekend until 2:00PM Eastern on Sunday you can play an awesome first-person medieval battle game Chivalry: Medieval Warfare for free. Head on over to the Steam page to download it and start playing. If you deci...more