The votes are in, and MCV Pacific is proud to present the local game developer who will be receiving our Developer of the Year award.
This award is given out to the developer which has been the most beneficial to their local community, has created the best working culture for its employees, has been an integral part of the ANZ development scene, and which has come up with the most fun, addictive and unique games this year.
There have been many great examples of developers helping one another this year. The support from all corners of the community has been truly astonishing, with people from all parts of the community coming together at events, conferences and in droves to push causes.
Developers are all helping one another to weather this transitionary period and be prepared as best we can for the future of ANZ game development.
The winner of the first annual MCV Pacific Developer of the Year Award is…
Halfbrick is one of the most polific indie success stories of the last few years, having been working hard on game development for over a decade in Australia before their biggest breakout success with the now world-renowned brand Fruit Ninja, they’re also responsible for modern classic arcade titles Jetpack Joyride, Raskulls and Age of Zombies.
We asked Antony Reed, CEO of the Game Developers’ Association of Australia, to say a few words about Halfbrick:
Halfbrick’s passion for making games is manifested in each of their creations. The respect they have for their players, and the craft, is evidenced in the inordinate amount of time they spend polishing before a ‘game by Halfbrick’ is released to the world. But it is in their generosity and reciprocity that Halfbrick truly shine.
Without seeking fortune of favour, Halfbrick is committed to supporting the Australian game development industry; willingly offering their time, experience and guidance to those who ask without exception. Truly deserving winners.
Congratulations to Halfbrick and all our nominees for this year. Thank you all for continuing to make the great games we love to play.
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