PlaySide is a new mobile-focused Australian studio, founded from the remains of EA's Visceral Melbourne. Former Visceral game designer Gerry Sakkas founded PlaySide with other former staffers of the shuttered studio
. PlaySide is looking to begin development of its first game next month.
"We are all about making a completely tailored experience for the mobile platform, with the added quality and polish of a console game," Sakkas told Kotaku AU
. "Our biggest goals are to create unique and loveable characters and to make a real impact on the mobile games industry."
Australia's development scene has definitely taken a turn for the small and scrappy
, following the closure or severe downsizing
of the mega studios. Even massive publishers like EA are focusing on quality mobile development
with Australian developers.