Surprise Attack, an Australian company who aim to provide “marketing support to independant game developers”, have announced three new Aussie games due to hit gamers’ palms before the end of the year.
First up is Man in a Maze, developed by ex-Blue Tongue Lead Artist, Lewis Mitchell, through his company SmallGreenHill. The game has received funding from Film Victoria, allowing it to expand to PC, Mac and iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The game features a simple top-down maze, but with a focus on stealth and puzzle solving as the main character is caught in a deadly TV game show.
Next is Toybox, a game for iPhone and iPod Touch, that is described as a ‘genre-collision between shooter and match-three puzzle’, literally requiring you to play a simple shooter with one thumb and a puzzler with the other. It’s developed by a Melbourne-based team, Barrel of Monkeys, comprised of two friends, Sam Baird in Melbourne and Julian Frost in London.
Finally, Wolfdozer claims to be ‘GTA meets the Three Little Pigs’, as the wolf from that classic fairy tale returns – only this time with a bulldozer. Developed by Anomalous Interactive as their second game, Wolfdozer features colourful retro-styled graphics and an intuitive one-touch control scheme. It’s currently slated to be released for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
All three games are due for a release in Q3 2012, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates on these potential Aussie gems.