Halfbrick Announces Bears vs. Art

Who would win in a battle between bears and art? I’m tipping the bears and so is Halfbrick as they announce their latest smart phone game, Bears vs. Art. Players take charge of Rory the bear, who is pretty mad about all these art galleries cropping up in his forest home and about all the millionaires gathering from all around just to ponder the meaning of it all. He thinks art is dumb and if...

Fruit Ninja Slicing and Dicing on the PS Vita Today

Halfbrick‘s Fruit Ninja – with around half a billion downloads globally already – hits yet another platform today with its release on the Sony PlayStation Vita, this version developed by fellow Australian studio Big Ant. Now its success is bound to heighten with a whole new audience. Fruit Ninja for PS Vita has exclusive features unique to the portable platform, whilst maintainin...

Aussie Gaming developers on the rise again with 20 million dollars in funding

After losing many game developers over the last few years, from prominent established big names like Team Bondi through to the multitude of smaller companies that shut its doors in the wake of the financial crisis, it seems the Australian gaming industry is again on the rise. Having finally clued on to what the rest of the world already knew the Australian Government has sparked into action with a...

Fruit Ninja and entire catalogue of Halfbrick games go free for 24 hours

Today Halfbrick have announced that for the first time ever Fruit Ninja will be free on the App Store. The sale is occurring during the approximate 24 hour period from 6:00am GMT on Monday December 17th, to 6:00am GMT on Tuesday December 18th. If that isn’t enough Halfbrick have also announced that every other Halfbrick game will also be on sale for free during the same period, including pre...

Interview With HalfBrick Studios CMO

Last night at a popular restaurant in Sydney was the final round for the Australia-wide tournament for the iOS game, Fruit Ninja. In Fruit Ninja, it is the players objective to slice as many fruit as possible using their fingers across a touchscreen to build up a highscore and dominate the leaderboards. In Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney a finalist was selected to represent their state in the grand...

Fruit Ninja Grand Finals Event Coverage

It was approximately 6:30pm on the 30th of May when one of Australia’s more awesome tournaments were being held. This tournament encompassed many of the countries major states in a search for a Master Ninja. A Ninja so masterful that they would be able to conquer to the top of board in one of the most popular iOS apps, Fruit Ninja. The top competitors from three states, NSW, QLD and Victoria...

Free Fruit Ninja Two Year Anniversary Update

Halfbrick’s casual/mobile gaming masterpiece Fruit Ninja celebrates its two year anniversary this Thursday May 24th. And to celebrate, Halfbrick is to release a brand new update for the game making Fruit Ninja even bigger and better than before. New characters and new power-ups will be added to the game. Travelling merchants, Gutsu and Truffles, join Sensei in the dojo and bring with them the new ...

Onan Games purchased by Halfbrick Studios

You may know Halfbrick as the Australian studio that made the well-known Fruit Ninja game, that has spread from mobile to Kinect, or even their more recent Jetpack Joyride.  Well, they’ve just bought Onan Games, which you shouldn’t kick yourself for if you don’t recognize it off the bat. Onan Games is a company based in Spain whose major claim to fame is Mandreel.   Mandreel is a...

Fruit Ninja Kinect Explodes on XBLA

Halfbrick had today announced that the chart-topping success has exceeded the 1 million downloads mark since its was released onto XBLA last August. It isn’t surprising, given the popularity of the initial app, and the interactive fun of the downloadable Xbox game. The chief marketing officer at Halfbrick, Phil Larson, had this to say about this amazing achievement: Hitting 1 million downloads for...

CC Shoot ‘n Slice Give Away

COMPETITION HAS ENDED! Want to win a copy of Gun Stringer and or Fruit Ninja for the Xbox 360 Kinect?  Well today’s your lucky day! HOW TO WIN With the new CC-Forums now live all you need to do is head on over to the forums, register and start posting.  Every post you do will give you more chances to win. Competition will run for 1 week.  Starting today and ending on the 1st of February, so ...

MasterAbbott’s iOS Game Suggestions #2

Yes MasterAbbott is back (like it or not) for this week’s iOS Game Suggestions.  If you missed out on last week’s suggestions, click on the link below and check what cool games you should be picking up for your iOS along with the introduction and disclaimer on how my suggestions  work, as I’m not going through the same old intro every week. MasterAbbott’s iOS Game Suggestio...

Fruit Ninja Christmas DLC available now for free!

You have to love Halfbrick, not only did they make a very addictive and enjoyable title that makes great use of the Kinect’s motion tracking system, but now they are supporting it with some free DLC. The DLC which has been released today is completely free and is Christmas themed. You can pick it up for free right here. With this DLC you will be able to check out Santa’s Workshop, slic...

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