Ex-Halfbrick MVP’s Form Pretty Great New Studio Named “Prettygreat”

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 6.29.23 PMThere’s some news coming from the land down under this morning (or their night, I guess), as three guys who were among the top talent at Halfbrick have all amicably parted ways with the company to form their own studio. Luke Muscat created Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, Hugh Walters was the art director for Halfbrick, and Phil Larsen was responsible for making sure the whole world knew about the Halfbrick library. Since even my own grandma not only knows about Fruit Ninja, but also enjoys it, I’d say they all did a pretty alright job.

This team of guys created, or otherwise had their fingers in the pot of some incredibly well designed and received games, and now they’re hoping to do it themselves with their own brand new game studio. They’re calling themselves Prettygreat, and their company vision is as simple as just making great games. They’ve done it before, so it makes sense they’d be more than capable to do it again. Also, I dig the whole vibe they’ve got going.

While this news story is seriously just limited to “Hey, three guys who made really great stuff split off and hopefully are going to make more great stuff," it’s hard not to get excited. If I had a short list of people I’d want working at my own game studio, all three of these dudes would be on it. I can’t wait to see what they create.