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PlayStation Eye Chat: Shatter for PSN

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Man, somehow we missed the incredibly cool upcoming PSN game, Shatter, at E3. Thankfully, the kind folks at developer Sidhe agreed to participate in the PSB’s first-ever video interview using the PlayStation Eye. And considering the company resides down in New Zealand (insert generic Flight of the Conchords quip here), it’s just about the only way to get them talking in-person.

Shatter is like Arkanoid on steroids…and we mean that in the most positive way. Here, Managing Director Mario Wynands talks about the game’s slick graphics, power-ups and unique push/pull gameplay that makes this PSN game the real deal.

And what do you think of the PS3 Video Chat format via the Eye? Drop a comment and let us know…it could be a great way to conduct interviews with folks from across the globe.

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DTS_MAN said:

June 28th, 1:28 am

game looks great but im still surprised at the picture quality of the camera and the sound on them mic is crystal clear…SWEET

Boldizzle said:

June 28th, 2:51 am

Hey Mario! If you’re reading this! Tell Laura the next time you have lunch with her that Boldizzle says hi! haha!

ghamdikh1 said:

June 28th, 6:00 am

@Mario Wynands

is this game runs under SCEA Pub Fund Deal for self publishing.

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    Mario Wynands said:

    June 28th, 2:24 pm

    No, we have not received any funding from SCEA. It is completely self funded.

CrashSpyro said:

June 28th, 12:19 pm

What games, besides the obvious choices like Arkanoid and Breakout, are influencing the gameplay and visual design of Shatter? It seems a bit familiar and I’m not sure if it’s Sidhe’s style or if there is something I’m overlooking.

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    Mario Wynands said:

    June 28th, 2:25 pm

    Gameplay was also influenced by horizontal shooters such as RType.

    Graphically, the look just arose from wanting something clean, but with depth.

SHOWBIZ7 said:

June 28th, 12:37 pm

ok i guess it is time to make the switch to fluorecent lights lol cause i know offices usually have those. and i go green @the same time. oh yeah if u can get me a part in the uncharted movie lmao i can be a pirate or something.

Johnson-Nick-55 said:

June 28th, 6:24 pm

Wow, this looks pretty cool! I really like the PS Eye Chat. Just only if the PS3 had Skype on it….we could literally call anywhere and have voice/video chat, even to users on a PC.

Boldizzle said:

June 28th, 6:35 pm

lol sorry if that message seemed a bit odd Mario, Laura used to be in my team at Datacom.

Shatter looks amazing btw, been loving the Sidhe games since Stacey Jones Rugby League. Can’t wait for this one!

ghamdikh1 said:

June 28th, 6:51 pm

Mario Wynands replied on June 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm
No, we have not received any funding from SCEA. It is completely self funded.

@Mario Wynands

If that’s true so way you decided to make it i PSN exclusive

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    Mario Wynands said:

    June 28th, 7:41 pm

    We may release on other platforms in the future.


June 28th, 9:04 pm


I’m another person who wants In-Game XMB MUSIC support!

Please try to implement it before release! It gives me an extra push for me to get the game.

ajk252 said:

June 29th, 12:41 am

is it a video chat thing or wat

StalkingSilence said:

June 29th, 7:06 am

How did you set up the lighting? It looks really good..

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    Mario Wynands said:

    June 29th, 2:25 pm

    Both sides had fluorescent office lighting and a lot of natural daylight.

mando748 said:

June 29th, 1:09 pm

ok taking a part the eye toy thing i would like to make a question. what is going to be about the next playstation 3 firmware update,and which new things are going to be along with and when is coming out?

X-_-XDeathX-_-X said:

June 29th, 1:46 pm

OMG the PS Eye is so cool. Ive met amazing people through it. Some of my friends from school think of it the same as me. Im always looking for new friends so if you want a cool person to hang with, contact me!!

Coheno said:

June 30th, 10:44 am

Less than $10 you say!? Then it is a day one buy from me! Boss battles have me sold! Plus if it gets custom soundtracks one couldn’t get around it in any way!

Billypat said:

June 30th, 4:06 pm

1) PS eye chat on the blog = Great!
2) Shatter = great looking game, can’t wait to play
3) More PS eye games please
4) Please, more PS eye games
5) Please.

CartBlanche said:

July 14th, 11:27 pm

An interesting interview with Mario Mynands about what strategies they are undertaking to have more control in the games they make. He also talks about what its like developing games for both PS3 and Xbox 360. Read it here –

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