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Australian dev scene suffers devastating blow as Happy Feet Two studio shuts down

KMM Brisbane closes doors

The Australian developer of the Happy Feet Two videogame, Kennedy Miller Mitchell (KMM), closed the doors to its Brisbane studio at the end of last week.

The developer had been reported to have been planning to close when the game was finished for some time, but the ABC is reporting final confirmation from former KMM art director Jason Stark.

Stark says: "With the dollar currently above the US, it’s now more expensive to make a video game here than what an American publisher considers locally."

"We’re losing a lot of talent, and your nation quickly gets to the point where if times do come good again, we’re not going to have enough experienced people here to start the companies."

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