The previously unnamed studio working with Snapchat on their new gaming platform seems likely to be Australian, with Snapchat's parent company investing over $500,000 to acquire ownership of the studio founded by the creators of Fruit Ninja.
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One wouldn't imagine the frantic slicing action of Halfbrick Studios' breakout mobile hit Fruit Ninja would translate well in the tabletop gaming space. Well surprise: In just under four hours, Lucky Duck Games has successfully raised $US10,500 ($13,481) to create not one but three different physical Fruit Ninja games.
Earlier this month we posted our report on Halfbrick and what's been going since the release of the all-conquering Fruit Ninja.
Play To Win is an ABC documentary focusing on Halfbrick during that period. Well worth watching.
In years gone by Halfbrick had a tradition.
When an employee decided to leave there was a farewell. A slideshow, a card signed by everyone. A speech -- a celebration -- topped off by a ceremonial bag stuffed full of marshmallows. Weird, flippant by design. A sense of closure to dedicated service in pursuit of one unified goal: The creation of unique, innovative video game experiences.
A gesture reflective of the experience that, from the outside in, you might expect from a company like Halfbrick.
In the same week that we were given the news of a Tetris trilogy, we are also cursed with the knowledge that a Fruit Ninja movie is in development. Yes, that is the game where you slice fruit in half for as long as you can.
Video: I was never a big Fruit Ninja fan, but I love what the game has done to promote real-life fruit ninjaneering. Filmmaker Scott Winn's follow-up to his 2012 viral hit adds an additional ninja and a flaming sword.
I love Kinect as a technology, but for games? It's never really worked well for me -- with two exceptions. The first was Child of Eden, the second? Fruit Ninja Kinect. Now, thanks to a rogue classification decision, it looks as though the existence of Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 has been outed!
Leap Motion technology is a cool thing, I reckon that's totally been established, but Leap Motion technology built into a 17-inch laptop? That's just slick design and it's got me wondering if technology like this is good enough to truly become a thing we'll see in all laptops in the future.
While I can understand the appeal of Jetpack Joyride, one of the best mobile games ever made, I could never figure out why Halfbrick Studio's other huge seller, Fruit Ninja, drove so many gamers crazy. Now, days after the release of the developer's latest game, I've finally figured out the secret: Halfbrick Studios is staffed by sorcerers.
From YouTube video creator Scott Winn, creator of the famous kittens flying in slow motion video, comes the ultimate realisation of the world's most popular fruit-slicing mini-game.