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 the working name of John Kane and various collaborators.

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 and Matt 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.

Mallow Drops

After being battle-hardened by a year of jams and prototypes, Gritfish took to porting a reimagined Mallow Drop to iOS, OUYA and PC. Mallow Drops is expected for a 2016 release.

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.

Projects


Videos

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

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (1MB)
mallow_07.png
mallow_04.png
mallow_09.png
Houston_02.png
mallow_01.png

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)
logo
logo

Awards & Recognition

  • "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


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