Developer of Silver Award-winning Hard Lines Spilt Milk Studios has announced that its new Smash The Block game will launch on iOS in March.

Smash The Block is a quirky and modern interpretation of classic arcade brick-breaking titles Arkanoid and Breakout, in which you move a paddle from left to right... oh, you know the rest.

Smash The Block will feature a (quite literally) colourful cast, including a green block named Bert with a penchant for prawns; and Bubba, a large pale block with a fear of sharp objects.

A private beta for Smash The Block kicked off yesterday and will continue right up until the game's launch on the App Store in March.