Halfbrick Is Opening A Sydney Office!

In an industry plagued with stories of local development studios closing their doors, it's a pleasant surprise to get some good news for a change. So it's with great pleasure that we announce Halfbrick, the studio behind iOS mega-hit Fruit Ninja, is opening a second studio in Sydney.

"At Halfbrick we work in teams of 4-8 people depending on the projects in development at any one time, and one of our lead programmers who was working remotely from Sydney could definitely use a small team to build out a few other opportunities for us," said Phil Larsen, Marketing Director at Halfbrick.

"We work closely and use the same network so it’s definitely not nearly as segregated as some different offices become. It’s another core Halfbrick team working in the next room – that room just happens to be 1000km away.

"Of course, it does allow us to tap into the Sydney tap pool and offer some opportunities for the local talent there."

Halfbrick are on a recruitment drive to fill positions for this new studio, looking specifically for gameplay programmers, designers and artists. Prospective applicants can head to Tsumea for more info.


    GO GO HalfBrick

    That's fantastic! - congratulations Halfbrick :)

    great news to see HalfBrick expanding, we need HalfBrick to grow into a large studio to accept graduates to give them experiences so they can go form new studios to repeat the process.

    Hope this turns out great and start seeing some more great games to follow.

    Ooh, a couple's post.

    Don't let your wife find out, Mark!

      lol. Couple's posting, so very unseemly.

      Always welcome news to hear local guys doin' well. :)


    Quick Expansion from isolated success has killed other games companies (ie, transmission, Infinite Interactive). I hope they've got a stack of dosh kept by to float both studios if times get tough

    If you're a grad, then Halfbrick is definitely the place for you. There's a combined 20 years experience in the Brisbane studio.

    Wonderful news :D Good to see a local developer not selling out to those assholes in the US who just close them down in the long run.

    Yay HalfBrick!
    Boo choosing Sydney over Melbourne!
    (just kidding, kinda)

    Good on em I say. Nice to hear a games developer OPENING UP rather then being closed down. Now if only it was in WA rather then the east coast :P

    If you're not playing "Jetpack Joyride" then you're not doing it right. It's amazingly addictive. :)

    This is great news! Its good to see expansion in any form after the recent closures. Keep it up Halfbrick, you have my respect for staying local and not selling out :) - not to mention you make great games.

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