After four years of running a satellite studio, Australian game developer Halfbrick has announced it is downsizing, and closing its Sydney location. The Fruit Ninja developer will instead focus its attention on its Brisbane headquarters, where it has a number of games in development.
Over its four year history, the Sydney office had worked with the Brisbane studio to create, develop and support a number of Halfbrick’s games and prototypes, including Fruit Ninja Champions and Storm Wings.
Halfbrick CEO Shainiel Deo tells MCV Pacific:
It has been a tough call to make but I am confident those affected by this closure can take their considerable talents and learnings from their time here onto their next endeavour. We will continue to work on new products via our Brisbane based development teams.
He goes on to thank all team members – past and present – for the work they’ve done over the years. Today’s closure will affect four employees, with Halfbrick offering separation packages and career assistance to help ensure the best possible transition.