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Fruit Ninja to see major overhaul in next mobile update

Hit produce-gutting action game Fruit Ninja will soon see a major update across iOS and Android platforms adding several new gameplay elements and unlockables, developer Halfbrick announced this week. "The team has thrown away the tired menu and UI designs, ensuring the steps between playing, eq...

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ESRB rates Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One

The ESRB has issued a content rating for the unannounced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2, suggesting that a sequel to Halfbrick's fruit-eviscerating action game will soon find its way to the Xbox One. The Australian Classification Board outed the follow-up in a rating issued last month. Neither developer H...

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Fruit Ninja developer goes into publishing with Birzzle Fever

Halfbrick, developer of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, enters the worldwide mobile publishing arena with Birzzle Fever. All you really need to know about the game is it's a colorful chibi bird matching explosion simulator. The free to play game will be available this Thursday on the App Store for...

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Jetpack Joyride devs unleash Colossatron on Dec. 19

Halfbrick Studios will launch its next game, Colossatron: Massive World Threat, on December 19, the developer announced in a new trailer. The game was first announced in July at PAX Australia for iOS, though the Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride developer's latest announcement now includes both Goo...

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Colossatron: Massive World Threat coming from Halfbrick

Colossatron: Massive World Threat was just announced for iOS at PAX Australia by Halfbrick, creators of Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and various other insanely successful and addictive mobile games. As the name might (?) suggest, Colossatron is a giant robot snake thing seemingly bent on global d...

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Portabliss: Fish Out of Water (iOS)

This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. Halfbrick's Fish Out of Water launches on iOS today and it's unlike any of the studio's previous games. It's a much more casual experience with a far more simple premise that is, by all appearances, aimed at captu...

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Tank Tactics: The prototype that almost ruined Halfbrick

After Fruit Ninja was finished, the guys at Halfbrick spent almost two years shipping updates. Finally ready to do something new, Halfbrick started doing prototypes. It would be a simple game that everyone at Halfbrick could play competitively. This is when Tank Tactics was conceived. Halfbrick chi...

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Jetpack Joyride ascends to two million downloads on PSN

Speaking to Joystiq at GDC today, Halfbrick Chief Marketing Officer Phil Larsen confirmed with that Jetpack Joyride has amassed two million downloads on PSN. Halfbrick unleashed Jetpack Joyride on Sony's network in November 2012, initially as a $3.99 download. In December, the game became free on ...

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Halfbrick's Fish Out of Water coming to iOS soon

Halfbrick's next mobile game is ready to hit the iOS App store "very soon." That's according to Chief Marketing Officer Phil Larsen, who handed me an iPad running Fish Out of Water, a new game which expects you to fling some fish as far as you can. That's really all it is: you touch a fish to snag...

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Australian government invests in game industry to halt job migration

Australia's government-funded Screen Australia program plans on investing $20 million into the local video game industry. Gamasutra reports the organization will spend $4-5 million on games production and $2-3 million on supporting business sustainability over the next year. The organization cites ...

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