Halfbrick Studios’ Barry Steakfries deserves a well earned break after breaking out of a scientific facility with a Jetpack, travelling back in time and riding dinosaurs, and running and shooting through hordes of monsters. Thankfully Halfbrick feels the same way as they’re now trying their hand at publishing leaving Steakfries to enjoy himself in the sun somewhere (for not too long, I hope).
Earlier this week Halfbrick announced that it’ll be giving publishing a go starting with South Korean-based studio Enfeel’s free-to-play, bird popping puzzle game, Birzzle Fever. What’s more they’ve also soft-launched another game, Yes Chef, a puzzle game currently in soft launch in Australia and New Zealand – details of which remain a secret, right now anyway.
Birzzle Fever is a fast-paced puzzle game where players tap to pop groups of different coloured birds which appear in unique formations. Its concept doesn’t sound too unfamiliar with other similar colour-matching puzzle games, but for Halfbrick’s first publishing effort, I can see why they’d go with something safe.
“As one of the most successful mobile game developers in the world, Halfbrick has the resources and knowledge to assist other developers in reaching a world full of players eager to check out the latest and greatest games,” said the company in a press release earlier this week.
“Starting up publishing operations was a natural move to ensure that great content gets the attention it deserves. A special team will be dedicated to working with developers who are interested in having their games published, providing analysis and recommendations during all stages of development.”
The company also stated that it has a focus on “the highest quality titles” that fit well with their culture and existing portfolio of games. More informations surrounding their publishing efforts and other releases will be revealed soon.