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Jetpack Joyride's 'Gravity Belt' drops in soon

Halfbrick is teasing new, weird gadgets for version 1.3 of Jetpack Joyride, including today's "Gravity Belt." We don't know how it works in-game, exactly, but the cute video introducing it makes it seem like something that makes flight more difficult. We can't imagine Jetpack Joyride being more fu...

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The evolution of Jetpack Joyride's store, in pictorial form

Halfbrick's chief creative officer Luke Muscat took panel attendees on a whirlwind tour of the development process for Jetpack Joyride during his Depth in Simplicity: The Making of Jetpack Joyride panel. Aside from sharing what the final name of the game could've been, Muscat also showed us the pro...

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Jetpack Joyride was almost 'Machine Fun Jetpack'

During his GDC talk Depth in Simplicity: The Making of Jetpack Joyride, Halfbrick Studios' chief creative officer Luke Muscat shared the story of the 11th hour name change for Jetpack Joyride, which was originally supposed to be called Machine Gun Jetpack. "I'll tell you, we almost changed the app...

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Jetpack Joyride straps on Air Barrys

Alongside finalizing a major content update coming this April, Halfbrick has released a teaser and some screens for the upcoming Jetpack Joyride 1.3. The game, which has seen 16 million downloads since launch, will gain "gadgets" in the upcoming patch....

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Fruit Ninja Kinect sells a million units; Jetpack Joyride update in April

Halfbrick announced today that Fruit Ninja Kinect has reached a million sales, solidifying it as a very successful "console experiment" for the company. The company announced a month ago at DICE 2012 that sales had surpassed a half million. Phil Larsen, chief marketing officer at Halfbrick, also to...

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Fruit Ninja Kinect sells a half-million copies; Jetpack Joyride reaches 14 million downloads

Australian developer Halfbrick is flying high on the success of its Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride franchises. Chief Marketing Officer Phil Larsen told us at the DICE conference in Las Vegas today that Fruit Ninja Kinect has reached a half-million sales and has been a very successful console exper...

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Best of the Rest: Ben's picks for 2011

Battlefield 3 The time I've spent with Battlefield 3 this year is only bested by the many, many hours I've spent stalking dragons in Skyrim. The hours with BF3, however, were distinctly more dense, while I shouted at teammates to provide cover fire, slowly inching towards a heavily-guarded objec...

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Take a free Jetpack Joyride on iOS today

Did you miss the offer of a free copy of Jetpack Joyride back in October? You have another chance to avoid the exorbitant 99-cent price, and you don't even have to go through Facebook. Free App a Day is featuring Halfbrick's coin-grabbing test flight, so you can just go into the App Store right n...

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2011 Holiday Buyers Guide: iOS

You'll forgive us, but we're banking on the concept of Aunt Eileen stuffing your stocking with iTunes gift cards rather than, say, a Zune Marketplace one. Perhaps that depends on if you've been naughty or nice? We're not quite sure how this holiday stuff works, but we're trying our best here. ...

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Jetpack Joyride content update takes Barry to the woods, adds stuff to the store

If you haven't stolen a top-secret experimental jetpack in a while, good on you for sticking to your post-prison rehabilitation program. We know how tough it is for a jetpack thief to give up the glamor of "the life." ... Oh, wait, sorry, we got our files mixed up. We meant to address Barry Steak...

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