Halfbrick Studios

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Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd.
Type Private
Industry Interactive entertainment
Founded Brisbane, Australia (2001)
Headquarters Brisbane, Australia
Area served Worldwide
Key people Shainiel Deo
Phil Larsen
Luke Muscat
Products Fruit Ninja
Jetpack Joyride
Age of Zombies
Monster Dash
Website halfbrick.com

Halfbrick Studios is an Australian video game developer based in Brisbane, Australia. They have developed the Fruit Ninja[1] and Jetpack Joyride[2] franchises.

Halfbrick Studios was founded in 2001.[3] The studio is currently based in Brisbane, Australia and has offices in Sydney, the US and Spain.[4] In March 2012, Halfbrick Studios acquired Onan Games for an undisclosed price.[5] Onan is best known for Mandreel, which allows games to support iOS, Android, Flash and HTML development.[6]

The iPhone game Fruit Ninja had accumulated 300 million downloads by January 2013.[7]


The Chief Executive Officer is Shainiel Deo, Phil Larsen is the Chief Marketing Officer and Luke Muscat is the Chief Creative Officer.[3] Executive Producers include Ben Vale, Mik Dobele. Currently their staff consists of 85 employees within their Brisbane office[4] and up to 200 employees worldwide.[8]


Halfbrick Studios utilizes C++ as their programming language of choice. They also use software such as Microsoft's Visual Studio and Apple's Xcode since it allows them to "avoid having to rewrite a lot of code, control over performance, fine tune things, control memory usage as well as utilise third party libraries for game developers".[9]

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  1. ^ "FruitNinja.com". Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Halfbrick "Our Games" Page". Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Halfbrick. 2011-08-26. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Step inside the Brisbane lab of Fruit Ninja app creators Halfbrick Studios, With Queensland Business Monthly". couriermail.com.au. 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Halfbrick Studios acquires Onan Games for quick cross-platform ports". VentureBeat. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Halfbrick acquires Onan Games". news10.net. 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  7. ^ Natalie Bochenski (4 January 2013). "Game on at the State Library". Brisbane Times (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Halfbrick (15 May 2014). "Linkedin - Halfbrick". Linkedin (Linkedin). Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Frederic Lardinois (3 March 2013). "How Halfbrick Studios Develops Games Like Fruit Ninja, Age Of Zombies And Jetpack Joyride". Tech Crunch (Tech Crunch). Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Fuzz & Rocket – GBA – IGN". Au.gameboy.ign.net. 2005-05-19. Retrieved 2012-05-06. 
  11. ^ http://chrome.monsterdashgame.com/
  12. ^ "Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride Developer Halfbrick Announces Bears vs. Art". Grab It Indie Games Magazine. 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-11.