Local Gaming News for May, 2017


From the Editor

I want to give a big thanks to everyone who checked out the first issue of Brisbane Byte late last year. The amount of positive feedback and interest it received was more than I expected, and as a result the newsletter will now be coming out quarterly instead of twice a year as it was originally planned.

If it wasn't for the input of numerous people within the industry who have been gracious enough to lend me their time yet again, this project wouldn't exist. There are too many to mention here but I thank each and every one of you.

Below you'll find the latest issue of Brisbane Byte. All of the writing and images inside it are linked to relevant sources which are a good place to start if you want more information.

This is a community effort that I am proud to stand behind and would love to see reaching as many people as possible. Show a friend, share it on Facebook, or most importantly reach out to the developers and start a discussion. Tell them Scott sent you.

Defiant as Always

We here at Brisbane Byte would like to wish Morgan and his team at Defiant Development a very happy 7th birthday!

Defiant Development are inching closer to releasing Hand of Fate 2. This month they’ll be letting community members play a preview build of the opening third of the game with numerous challenges, encounters, and equipment to try out.

Halfbrick Expands Fruit Ninja Franchise

Halfbrick have announced a 13 episode Youtube Red original series in the Fruit Ninja world. The first episode comes out on Halfbrick’s Youtube channel on May 5th and the trailer is out now.

While we’re on the topic of Halfbrick, the Play To Win documentary was released just after our previous issue late last year, detailing the journey the Fruit Ninja developers have gone through.

Fascinating stuff and well worth checking out when it becomes available through video on demand platforms in the coming months.

Where Else to get Gaming Info in Brisbane

Stay up to date with the latest gaming news by tuning into 4ZZZ at 6pm every Wednesday night when Zed Games takes over the airwaves. The show is also available as a podcast.

Speaking of podcasts, the guys and girls at 8 and a Half Bit also release their weekly show. Listen to both and you will know about everything going on in the industry right now.

This was first published in the May 2017 issue of Brisbane Byte magazine. Subscribe below to get future issues delivered straight to your inbox.

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