|Industry||Video game development|
Secret Lab is an independent computer game developer based in Hobart, Australia, that developed the Tiki Bar TV video game, Day of the Tiki. Secret Lab is also developing the tie-in video games for Canadian superhero web series, Heroes of the North.
Secret Lab's founders, Paris Buttfield-Addison and Jon Manning, are co-authors of the books iPhone and iPad Game Development for Dummies, Unity Mobile Game Development for Dummies and Learning Cocoa with Objective-C Third Edition.
In December 2010, Secret Lab's founders were jointly awarded one of Australia's most prestigious awards for technology, the Pearcey Award by the Premier of Tasmania David Bartlett. Secret Lab was also awarded three Tas ICT Awards: "Success in Exporting ICT Solutions", "Excellence in Digital Media or E-Marketing" and the "Tas ICT President's Award for Excellence".
In 2011, Secret Lab was responsible for the development of a number of popular iPad Applications, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Foodi app for iPad, as well as the Play School Art Maker for iPad. Both Foodi and the Play School Art Maker app were finalists for the 2011 Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA) Awards in the "Best Cultural and Lifestyle" and "Best Application on a Tablet or Mobile" categories respectively.
- "Day of the Tiki announcement".
- "Joystiq reports on Day of the Tiki".
- "Wiley page for iPhone and iPad Game Development for Dummies".
- "Wiley page for Unity Mobile Game Development for Dummies".
- "O'Reilly Media page for Learning Cocoa with Objective-C Third Edition".
- "The winners of the 2010 Tasmanian Pearcey Award".
- "Tas ICT Award Winners for 2010".
- "18th AIMIA Awards Finalists".
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