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Team Bondi goes into administration

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is reporting that Team Bondi has entered administration after a notification of discharge on 26th August. Develop reported recently that Team Bondi was allegedly going to be acquired by KMM Studios, the Australian developer working on Happy Feet 2. Although the company’s status …

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Introducing MCV Pacific

Here’s everything you need to know about MCV Pacific ahead of October’s launch. What is MCV Pacific?It’s a new wesbite and digital news service launched by Intent Media – the company behind the games industry’s leading trade media brand, MCV. When does it launch?October 3rd, 2011. What’s the url?www.mcvpacific.com – …

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EB Games selling Gears 3 chainsaw

Gears of War fans are now able to purchase the Lancer, the in-game chainsaw gun from the series, through EB Games’ online store. The gun is not part of any pre-order offer, but is available standalone for AUD$148 or NZD$198 exclusively through EB Games and online only. The replica weapon, …

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Halfbrick releases Jetpack Joyride

It’s been a big week for big Australian indies, with Firemint’s ‘SPY Mouse’ being followed quickly by Fruit Ninja developer Halfbrick’s ‘Jetpack Joyride’. The new one-touch controlled arcade game for iOS sees players navigating gravity as well as blasting objects out of their way with a myriad of different modes …

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Sidhe branches out into browser gaming

Today, Sidhe’s iPhone unit PikPok released its first browser-based game, a goal-kicking Java game for Adidas called ‘Own the game’. Players must flick their mouse across a moving ball to hit moving sprite-based teammates amongst markers, in what turns out to be a very fun promotional game for Adidas‘ new …

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Australians have until Friday to comment on new R18+ policy

After anin-principle agreement was reached by the Attorneys-General, the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC)has been drafting points on the new policy on R18+. On the ALRC web site, a list of the key principles being adhered to for the creation of the new R18+ guidelines has been posted, with people …

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First Sydney Angel Sidecar Fund given to Bubble Gum Interactive

After already having received substantial funding from investors, Bubble Gum Interactive now reports it has received an additional AUD$200’000. The developer announced that Sydney Angel Sidecar Fund, an AUD$10 million fund looking to disperse amongst early stage business ventures over the next 5 years, has chosen to invest in Bubble …

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Stephan Shutze declares AU development ‘not dead, not even wounded.’

The Age’s ScreenPlay blog has Stephan Shutze as a guest writer today, delivering a very positive outlook for the Australian game development scene. Shutze, who is the director and sound designer of Australian company Sound Library, says the benefit of the studio closures over the last 18 months frees developers …

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PwC: The ‘tyranny of distance’ hurting AU / NZ less with Asia’s rise

Price Waterhouse Coopers’ (PwC) Megan Brownlow spoke recently about the growth in Australia and New Zealand and how it pertains to its geographic ties to Asia. At the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (iGEA) industry briefing, Brownlow highlighted growth in mature (EU/NA) territories as being at 3.9% (2011-2015), while Asia …

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Ben Grant discusses the Battle of the Clans competition

GAME and Turtle Beach are running a tournament tomorrow to find the greatest Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops clans in Australia, with the grand prize being professional sponsorship. The tournament is being held in Sydney, with the winners moving on to a grand final in September. Ben …

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