Factsheet

Developer:
Gritfish
Based in Sydney, Australia

Founding date:
April 2012

Website:
gritfish.net

Press / Business contact:
press@gritfish.net

Social:
twitter

Releases:
Houston We Have A
Mallow Drops
Killing Time At Lightspeed

Phone:

Description

Gritfish is game designer and programmer John Kane, and a changing roster of musicians and artists along for the ride.

History

Molyjam and Ludum Dare

After working for several years making games and websites in Flash, John started entering game jams in April 2012. After entering the Molyjam (What Would MolyDeux?), John Kane and Matt Hamm entered the Ludum Dare with the game "Lighthouse" coming #44th overall in the jam.

October Challenge 2012

Later that year, Gritfish released "Mallow Drop", a physics puzzle game onto the Google Play store. It had a reasonable amount of success for a first-time game. After that, Gritfish went back to jamming and small prototypes, through the One Game a Month project.

Global Game Jam 2015

In 2015, Jonn Kane, Paul Sztajer, Tim Grants, Sally Kellaway and Robert Snars collaborated on "Houston, We Have a %!@$" an asymmetric multiplayer party game taking inspiration from "Spaceteam" and "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes". It was voted runner up for best game of the jam.

Killing Time at Lightspeed

In December 2014, Gritfish was selected by Zoe Quinn and Alex Lifschitz to participate in the Antholojam, a curated collection of games based on golden age science fiction. The games were released in February 2015, and Killing Time at Lightspeed drew particular acclaim due to it's use of social media themes to convey a story of loss and empathy.

Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition

In Late 2015, Gritfish collaborated with Matt Hamm and Marigold Bartlett to bring an enhanced edition of Killing Time at Lightspeed to Steam with a fully realised story, soundtrack and art.

Mallow Drops

Gritfish's biggest, most ambitious game project to date, Mallow Drops is a massive puzzle undertaking with art by Matt Petrak and music by Meghann O'Neill and Joel Pearson. Mallow Drops is expected for a late 2016 release.

Projects


Videos

Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition Release Trailer YouTube

Mallow Drops Announcement Trailer YouTube

Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition Announcement Trailer YouTube

Houston, We Have a %!@$ at Global Game Jam 2015 YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Gritfish, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


download logo files as .zip (196KB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Nominee - IndieCade Festival 2016" - Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition
  • "Selection - IndieCade Europe Festival 2016" - Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition
  • ""Across the Ditch" nominee (Best Game from Australia) - Play By Play Awards 2015" - Mallow Drops
  • ""Across the Ditch" nominee (Best Game from Australia) - Play By Play Awards 2015" - Killing Time at Lightspeed
  • "Arcade Selection - Different Games Festival 2015" - Killing Time at Lightspeed
  • "Excellence in Design - Australian Game Developer Awards 2015" - Mallow Drops
  • "Global Game Jam Sydney 2015 - Runner Up" - Houston, We Have a %!@$

Team & Repeating Collaborator

John Kane
Coder, Artist

Matt Hamm
Music

Meghann O'Neill
Music

Joel Pearson
Music

Matt Petrak
Art

Marigold Bartlett
Art


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