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Surprise Attack Australia’s First Video Game Publishing Label Launches

Surprise Attack will today announce and launch an independent video game publishing label aimed at taking Australian-made games to the global marketplace.

The first of its kind in Australia, Suprise Attack’s new label will target all games platforms including PC, Mac, linux, mobile, tablet, browser and of course video game consoles.

The label will help Australian developers with marketing and distribution and will also help secure development funding and creative resources.

Three games will also be announced this afternoon which have already signed to the label.

Particulars from Sydney based developer See Through Studios is a “unique combination of arcade action and puzzle gameplay set in the mysterious world of subatomic particles”.

Wolfdozer from Melbourne developer Anomalous Interactive is a unique take on the ‘Three Little Pigs’ fairy tale in the form of pixel-art steeped in the survival destruction genre, not unlike the original Grand Theft Auto games.

Burden is in development from Melbourne based studio Pixel Pickle Games and is a tower defence game with a “living, moving battlefield”. Protect your colossus and your special cargo as you journey across a variety of epic landscapes on your mission to please the gods and stop the devastation in the lands of Burden.

All three games will be on show at PAX Australia from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 July.

“Our vision for Surprise Attack Games is to build a new kind of publisher, inspired by the indie record labels I loved growing up in the 80s and 90s,” commented Chris Wright, Founder and Managing Director at Surprise Attack.

“Those labels weren’t some separate corporate entity that came in at the end to handle the commercial stuff, they were an integral part of their local creative communities and they helped lift up those communities as a result. That’s our goal, too; ultimate success for us is to be part of tomorrow’s superstars of game development reaching their potential.”

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