Halfbrick Studios

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Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd
IndustryVideo games
Founded2001; 19 years ago (2001)
Number of locations
3 (2019)
Area served
Key people
Shainiel Deo (CEO)
Number of employees
30 (2019)

Halfbrick Studios Pty Ltd is an Australian video game developer based in Brisbane. The company primarily worked on licensed games until 2008. The company released 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.[4]


Year Title Platform(s)
2002 Rocket Power: Beach Bandits PlayStation 2, Nintendo Gamecube, Xbox
2003 Fuzz & Rocket (cancelled) Game Boy Advance
2004 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue
2005 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan
2006 Barnyard
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano Island
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[citation needed] Microsoft Windows[citation needed]
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 Portable, PlayStation 3
Fruit Ninja iOS, Android, Bada, Windows Phone ,Symbian
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


  1. ^ Snowdon, Tom (28 March 2014). "Step inside the Brisbane lab of Fruit Ninja app creators Halfbrick Studios, with Queensland Business Monthly". The Courier-Mail. News Corp. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ Takahashi, Dean (19 March 2012). "Halfbrick Studios acquires Onan Games for quick cross-platform ports". GamesBeat. VentureBeat. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ Serrels, Mark (8 November 2016). "Australia's Most Successful Game Studio Is Having An Identity Crisis". Kotaku. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Halfbrick Studios". Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame. 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2019.

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