Halfbrick Studio's popular Fruit Ninja game is proving to be a serious cash cow for the Brisbane based games developer. In addition to the licensing deals for Fruit Ninja related T-shirts, Gummy Candy & Fruit Snacks, plush toys, and now a comic series, the actual game itself is bringing in some considerable bank every month for both the free and paid mobile versions.
Wollongong based indie developers, Convict Interactive, have just put Triangle Man on the Desura's Alpha Funding platform which means that for a heavily discounted price, you can try out the first 30 levels of their 2D punishment platformer right now and have a hand in moulding the future of Triangle Man.
True Blue Entertainment have announced Rugby League Live 2 today and it looks fantastic! The newly released screenshots of it show off some really detailed and customisable player models, weather effects (where mud stains will stick on player's uniforms), all set in some very scenic looking stadiums too.
In November 2011, Digitallydownloaded.net gave Star Hammer Tactics on the iPad a glowing review with a four out of five star rating. Fast forward half a year later and you won't find it any longer in Apple's App Store, and the developer behind it is no longer working on games. What happened?
The original and incredibly inspiring Where the Hell is Matt video (which has since been removed but can be seen below) caused quite a sensation on youtube ever since it was uploaded way back in 2005.
When Team Bondi's L.A Noire was released in May 2011, its sales numbers was closely followed and inevitably compared with Rockstar's previous title, Red Dead Redemption. According to NPD data, LA. Noire sold around 900,000 copies in the U.S, or roughly 40% of RDR's sales figures, for its first months of sales.
Well, it was only released yesterday for the iOS platform, but you may have noticed that Defiant Development's latest release, Ski Safari, is featured in the "New and Noteworthy" section on Apple's Appstore. It's also game of the week in the US which is excellent news and most deserving for such an incredibly fun and finely polished title.
Early last year, Melbourne based 'web for hire' game dev company, Millipede Creative Development, released an Angry birds-like game called Bullistic. They were inspired by Rovio's hit physics puzzler game as well as their own clients who frequently asked if they could develop an Angry Birds clone themselves.
It'll come as some comfort for those who have been let go from SEGA Studios Australia since the Brisbane studio halved in numbers over two months ago, but the game they've been working on, London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games, has received some very positive words from the Senior Editor at IGN Australia.