Halfbrick Studios

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Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd
Industry Video game industry
Founded 2001; 16 years ago (2001)
Headquarters Brisbane, Australia
Number of locations
6 (2016)
Area served
Key people
Shainiel Deo (CEO)
Number of employees
100 (2016)
Website halfbrick.com

Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd (commonly referred to as simply Halfbrick) is an Australian video game developer based in Brisbane. The company was founded in 2001 by six people in a basement in Brisbane, Australia, and primarily worked on licensed games until 2008. They released the highly-acclaimed Fruit Ninja (2010) and Jetpack Joyride (2011).

Outside their Brisbane headquarters, Halfbrick opened five offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Spain, Bulgaria, and Los Angeles.[1] In March 2012, Halfbrick Studios acquired Onan Games for an undisclosed price to make use of their software Mandreel, which allows games to support iOS, Android, Adobe Flash and HTML5 development.[2]

By 2015, Fruit Ninja had been downloaded over 1 billion times.[3]

In 2017, Halfbrick Studios was inducted into the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Halfbrick is best known for it's development of the Fruit Ninja App, which placed the company as one of the top five gaming companies worldwide. Halfbrick is one of Australia's fastest growing companies, and is amongst Australia's most notable cultural exports. [4]


Year Title Platform(s)
2002 Rocket Power: Beach Bandits PlayStation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, Xbox
2003 Fuzz & Rocket (canceled) Game Boy Advance
2004 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue Game Boy Advance
2005 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan Game Boy Advance
2006 Barnyard Game Boy Advance
Avatar: The Last Airbender Game Boy Advance
Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island Game Boy Advance
2007 Heatseeker PlayStation Portable
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Burning Earth Game Boy Advance
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night PlayStation 2, Wii
2008 Hellboy: The Science of Evil PlayStation Portable
Avatar: The Last Airbender – Into the Inferno Nintendo DS
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes Microsoft Windows
Marvel Super Hero Squad Nintendo DS
Halfbrick Blast Off Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3
Halfbrick Echoes Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Zune HD
Halfbrick Rocket Racing / Aero Racing Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3
2010 Age of Zombies iOS, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3
Fruit Ninja iOS, Android, Bada, Windows Phone
Sunset Studio: Behind the Scenes! Microsoft Windows
The Last Airbender Nintendo DS
Monster Dash iOS
Raskulls Xbox 360
2011 de Blob 2 Nintendo DS
Fruit Ninja FX Arcade
Fruit Ninja Kinect Xbox 360
Fruit Ninja Frenzy Facebook
Age of Zombies Android
Monster Dash Google Chrome
Jetpack Joyride iOS
Fruit Ninja: Puss In Boots Android, iOS
Steambirds: Survival Android, iOS
Age of Zombies Anniversary iOS
2012 Jetpack Joyride Android, BlackBerry OS, Facebook, PlayStation Vita, Windows Runtime
2013 Fish out of Water iOS
Fruit Ninja Skittles Android, iOS
Band Stars Android, iOS
Colossatron: Massive World Threat Android, iOS
2014 Bears vs. Art Android, iOS
Birzzle Fever Android, iOS
Yes Chef Android, iOS
Radical Rappelling Android, iOS
Top Farm Android, iOS
2015 Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 Xbox One
Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master Android, iOS
2016 Fruit Ninja VR Microsoft Windows, Playstation VR
Star Skater Android, iOS
Dan the Man Android, iOS


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