Fruit Ninja [$.99 / HD / Lite] developer Halfbrick is expanding, apparently. Gamasutra recently spotted a job listing from the Australian outfit indicating that it’s looking for full-time design, art, and programmer types to start “its exciting new Sydney office” and develop social, mobile, and digital games. Halfbrick proper, which is also home to Phil Larsen’s School For The Marketing Gifted, is located in Brisbane.
Since it’s founding in 2001, Halfbrick has churned out a lot of hits with us. Fruit Ninja is certainly one of those, but we’re also pretty big fans of Monster Dash [$.99], Jetpack Joyride [$.99], and Age of Zombies [$2.99 / Lite]. Soon, it’ll roll out a special version of Fruit Ninja with a Puss in Boots tie-in that we’re pretty sure will rock despite its licensed-ness.
It’s a pretty tumultuous time in the industry in general right now, so it’s refreshing to finally hear about studio growing instead of shuttering. We’ll definitely be keeping our eyes on Halfbrick and its studios’ new projects. Undoubtedly, its going to be busy in the near future.