|Flat Earth Games receives Screen Australia funding for
The indie game from Sydney, Australia,
, has just been allocated funding from Screen Australia to help
build the title for iPhone and other platforms and localise it to
The game was created at Flat Earth Games by brothers Rohan
Harris and Leigh Harris and a team of local artists, and was the #2
paid iPad app in the country within weeks of its Australian
Fiona Cameron, COO of Screen Australia, said: “
We’re thrilled to be able to support Flat Earth Games to
build on the early success of TownCraft by launching the game
overseas and porting it on to different platforms.”
The first version of the game was a hit at PAX Australia, and
has had a positive start on the App Store. Flat Earth Games will
benefit from an injection of capital to turn the initial excitement
into a sustainable business.”
This funding will allow us to ensure that TownCraft has the
best possible shot at a successful international
launch,” added Leigh Harris Co-Director of Flat Earth
We’ll be able to make sure we have strong language
support, hit as many platforms as we can, and can market the game
properly, really giving us the best possibly shot at turning our
great start into a big success.”
Sydney Morning Herald
called TownCraft “addictive and fun”, while
Australian Game Informer
said it "could approach 'next big thing' status".
said it was the “kind of game we'd like all town and
resource management games to aspire to”, and it has received
a slew of positive reviews since launch.**
TownCraft is available now from the App Store for iPad 2
and up, and iPad Minis for AUD$5.49, USD$4.99, £2.99 or
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international launch trailer
Our first '
' video (about 3 minutes).
showing off the first 15 minutes of the game.
Australian Game Informer
The Geek Next Door
Academy of Interactive Entertainment
: 2 thumbs up,
- TownCraft peaked as the #2 top paid iPad app in Australia on
12th August and reached #8 in New Zealand on 3rd September.
TownCraft was created by Flat Earth Games in conjunction
with Epiphany Games and Quest's End Games.
Flat Earth Games
Flat Earth Games is an indie studio started by Rohan and Leigh
Harris. It is aiming at bringing 90s gaming experiences to
contemporary devices, and is based in Sydney, Australia. It was
founded in 2011, and TownCraft is its first title.
Epiphany Games is a Sydney based independent developer which was
founded by Morgan Lean and Damien Lee in 2004. They have been
responsible for iOS arcade title Runic Rumble and PC RTS Frozen
Quest's End Games
Quest's End Games is a brand new Sydney indie studio comprised
of former Team Bondi / KMM Interactive employees.