Tantalus hires David Giles as Director of Development

Melbourne based developer Tantalus Interactive today announced the appointment of David Giles as Director of Development of the company. Founded in 1994, Tantalus is one of Australia's best regarded developers, and the appointment of Mr Giles sets the scene for the next phase in its growth. David has more than twelve years of experience in the video game industry, and was the Director of Development at Atari Melbourne House before leaving in 2004 to establish the Melbourne campus of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.

Tantalus is Hiring

Tantalus is one of Australia's leading game developers, and one of the world's best producers of handheld titles. We are presently looking for a range of new people to join our team working on an exciting new IP for PSP, and a new DS title utilising our award winning racing technology.

We have at least one position available in each of the following categories: Programmer, Animator, 3D Artist. For more information, role descriptions, and for how to apply, visit our website: www.tantalus.com.au

Tantalus still hunting Producer and Programmers

Melbourne based developer Tantalus is still hunting for an experienced Producer and game programmers. The company is working on an original, high profile title for PSP with a blue chip publisher. It is probably the biggest handheld title ever developed in Australia and has a 2008 ship date. Check out the Tantalus website (www.tantalus.com.au) for more information about these positions and send all applications to jobs@tantalus.com.au

Tantalus Secures Publishing Deal for Trickstar

Jason Hill's Screenplay Blog has a blog entry on a recent achieivement by Tantalus in securing a publisher for Trickstar, a original futuristic racer for the Game Boy Advance. Tantalus CEO, Tom Crago, explains to Screenplay how difficult it is to get a publisher on board for Trickstar, a game that has been self funded by Tantalus which isn't linked to any existing franchise..

Tantalus is Hiring

Melbourne based developer Tantalus Interactive is looking for experienced game developers to join its team working on high profile, original titles for the PSP and DS. We are recruiting for the following positions:

Games Programmers
Game Designer
Casual Testing Staff

Please see the Jobs section of our website (www.tantalus.com.au) for position descriptions and application requirements. All applications and enquiries should be sent to jobs@tantalus.com.au

Tantalus and Kemco Announce Top Gear for Nintendo DS

Tantalus Interactive is happy to announce its partnership with Japanese publisher Kemco to develop an innovative new racing title for the DS platform. The two companies collaborated in 2003 to produce the award winning Top Gear Rally on GBA, a game ultimately published by Nintendo. This extension of the relationship will see the creation of an original racing title for the DS, leveraging Kemco's popular Top Gear brand.

MX Wins IGN Award

MX vs ATV: On the Edge has been given the prestigious IGN PSP Game of the Month Award by leading video game website ign.com. Developed for PSP by Tantalus in collaboration with Rainbow Studios, the recently released MX vs ATV: On the Edge is a break through title on Sony's PlayStation Portable platform. Published by THQ, the game boasts over 80 unique tracks, dozens upon dozens of vehicles, and four player WiFi multiplayer. It is the hottest off-road racer ever to grace a handheld platform.