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Every Australian And New Zealand-Made Game Released In 2021

Find out what Aussie and New Zealand developers are releasing in 2021

As my heritage comes from both Australia and New Zealand, I love to support and cover games developed on either side of the Tasman. However, the sheer volume of games that hit retail or digital store shelves throughout any given year means it’s nigh on impossible to cover every game on the fly. That’s why it’s important to keep lists. Not the paper kind that is easily lost, but the kind that is immortalised on a digital server that people can reference throughout the year or for years to come (or until someone stops paying the server fees).

Last year I had a blast keeping a running tab of all the games that Australian and New Zealand-based studios released in 2020, although there’s a fair chance I missed several releases, so if your game isn’t listed feel free to hit me up by emailing admin@well-played.com.au and I’ll make sure it’s added. Given how well the 2020 list was received, we thought we may as well go around again in 2021.

Below you will find a list of all games that have or are releasing in 2021. This list isn’t exclusive to new releases either, so if you’re bringing your already-released game to a new platform – it counts. Furthermore, your game doesn’t have to be released on major storefronts such as Steam – it can be a game that is available on itch.co or any other platform. Like last year it will be updated over the year as more games get release dates, however if we’ve missed your game (we apologise) or you want to reach out about adding your game to this list please email admin@well-played.com.au. So grab a Vegemite sandwich, a delicious L&P soft drink and some pineapple lumps for later, and check out some of the Australian and New Zealand-made games releasing in 2021.

January

Down in Bermuda (Xbox One/Nintendo Switch/PC) – January 14
Yak & Co (Melbourne, Victoria)

Frame of Mind (PC) – January 19
Sample Text Studios (Auckland, New Zealand)

Video World (PC) – January 22
Things For Humans (Melbourne, Victoria)

Infliction: Extended Cut (PS5) – January 28
Caustic Reality (Sydney, New South Wales)

February

Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy (PC) – February 5
Bad Goat Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Mini Matches (PC) – February 10
It’s Anecdotal (Christchurch, New Zealand)

roulettemin pro: world tour (PC) – February 13
slinky (New Zealand)

Critter Capture (iOS/Android) – February 24
Mini Mammoth Games (Adelaide, South Australia)

Room to Grow (PC/Mac) – February 25
Mischka Kamener (Melbourne, Australia)

Hot Brass (PC) – February 27
Walk with Kings (Melbourne, Victoria)

March

Sp!ng (Apple Arcade) – March 5
SMG Studio (Sydney, NSW)

Mage Drops (PC – Early Access) – March 20
Orchid of Redemption (Adelaide, South Australia)

Metal Heads (PC – Early Access) – March 21
Otreum Games (Australia)

April

Trash Quest (PC) – April 27
Francis Vace (Brisbane, Queensland)

May

Eastern Market Murder (iOS/Android) – May 1
True Crime Games (Melbourne, Victoria)

Before We Leave (PC) – May 14
Balancing Monkey Games (New Zealand)

June

Umurangi Generation (Switch) – June 5
Veselekov (Australia)

Agent Intercepter (PC) – June 17
PikPik (Wellington, New Zealand)

Phantom Abyss (PC – Early Access) – June 22
Team WIBY (Brisbane, Queensland)

TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue (PS4) – June 30
Krome Studios (Brisbane, Queensland)

July

Mini Motorways (PC) – July 21
Dinosaur Polo Club (Wellington, New Zealand)

Where the Snow Settles (Xbox One/PC) – July 23
Myriad Games (Hobart, Tasmania)

The Forgotten City (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X&S, Xbox One, PC) – July 28
Modern Storyteller (Melbourne, Victoria)

Hell Let Loose (PC) – July 28
Black Matter (Sydney, New South Wales)

Trigger Witch (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X&S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) – July 29
Rainbite (Auckland, New Zealand)

Moonwave Overdrive (PC) – July 29
Virtual Edition (Newcastle, New South Wales)

No Longer Home (PC) – July 30
Fellow Traveller (Publisher – Australia)

Tana’s S.H.A.P.E. (PC, Mac, Android) – July 30
Tana (Wellington, New Zealand)

August

Necrobarista (Switch) – August 11
Route 59 Games (Melbourne, Victoria)

Side Decide (PC) – August 19
Blue Volcano Studio (Sydney, New South Wales)

Lightsmith (PC) – August 25
A Few Dragons (Adelaide, South Australia)

September

The Artful Escape (Xbox Series X&S/Xbox One/PC/Apple Arcade) – September 9
Beethoven & Dinosaur (Melbourne, Australia)

Webbed (PC) – September 9
Sbug Games (Brisbane, Queensland)

Kraken Academy (PC) – September 11
Fellow Traveller (Publisher – Australia)

Chronicles of Galdurvale (PC) – September 22
Luminous Games (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Warp Frontier (Switch/PC) – September 29
Brawsome (Melbourne, Victoria)

Dap (PC) – September 30
Melting Parrot (Melbourne, Victoria)

TRIOS (PC) – September 30
Samurai Punk (Melbourne, Victoria)

October

The Song of Fae (PC – Early Access) – October 2
TwoPM Studio (Brisbane, Queensland)

Hell Let Loose (PS5/Xbox Series X|S) – October 5
Black Matter (Sydney, New South Wales)

Age of Darkness: Final Stand (PC – Early Access) – October 8
PlaySide (Melbourne, Victoria)

November

Unpacking (PC/Mac/Linux) – November 2
Witch Beam (Brisbane, Queensland)

Fantasy Town Regional Manager (PC) – November 5
Caps Collective (Sydney, New South Wales)

Warp Frontier (Mac/Linux) – November 16
Brawsome (Melbourne, Victoria)

Grow: Song of the Evertree (PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC) – November 16
Prideful Sloth (Brisbane, Queensland)

The Last Stand (PC) – November 16
Con Artist Games (Melbourne, Victoria)

Exo One (PC) – November 19
Exbleative (Adelaide, South Australia)

Len’s Island (PC – Early Access) – November 27
Flow Studio (Brisbane, Queensland)

December

Icarus (PC) – December 5
RocketWerkz (New Zealand)

Heavenly Bodies (PS5/PS4/PC) – December 7
2pt Interactive (Melbourne, Victoria)

Everyday (PC) – December 8
Phoebe Watson (Melbourne, Victoria)

Station Street (PC) – December 8
Andrew Brophy & Olivia Haines (Melbourne, Victoria)

The Abnormal Place (PC) – December 15
Berserker Interactive (Brisbane, Queensland)

Nekograms (iOS/Android) – December 16
Hungry Sky (Perth, Western Australia)

FightNJokes (Xbox One) – December 17
Mental Drink (Auckland, New Zealand)

TBA 2021

Bears in Space (PC)
Broadside Games (Brisbane, Queensland)

Blueberry (Switch/PC/Mac)
Mellow Games (Brisbane, Queensland)

Born Punk (PC)
Insert Disk 22 (Melbourne, Victoria)

Bounty Hunters
White Square (Perth, Western Australia)

Innchanted (PC)
DragonBear Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

JUSTICE SUCKS: RECHARGED (PC)
Samurai Punk (Melbourne, Victoria)

Kardboard Kings (PC)
Henry’s House (Perth, Western Australia / Melbourne, Victoria)

Kinder World (iOS/Android)
Lumi Interactive (Melbourne, Australia)

Lucen (PC)
Kristian Kebbe (Melbourne, Australia)

Misc. A Tiny Tale (Nintendo Switch/PC)
Tinyware Games (Perth, Western Australia) 

Operation S.T.E.E.L. (PC)
Undermog Games (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Rooftop Renegade (PC)
Melonhead Games (Adelaide, South Australia)

ShapeVS (PC)
Smash Attack Studios (Launceston, Tasmania)

Soda Story – Brewing Tycoon (PC)
Upper Class Walrus (Adelaide, South Australia)

Way to the Woods (PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC)
Anthony Tan (Melbourne, Victoria)

Winter Ember (PS5/PS4/Xbox Series X&S/Xbox One/Switch/PC)
Sky Machine Games (Sydney, New South Wales)

TBA 2022

AfterTheCloud (PC)
Kutamo Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Ailuri (Switch/PC)
Vivink Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Beyond the Veil (PC/iOS)
Sun’s Shadows Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Broken Roads (PC/Consoles)
Drop Bear Bytes (Torquay, Victoria)

Conscript (PC)
Catchweight Studio (Melbourne, Victoria)

CORPSE FACTORY (PC)
River Crow Studio (Melbourne, Victoria)

Dead Static Drive (Xbox One/PC)
Reuben Games (Melbourne, Victoria)

The Drifter (PC)
Powerhoof (Melbourne, Victoria)

Little Ruin (PC/Mac/Linux)
Lucernal (Melbourne, Victoria)

Miska (PC)
Umbrella Party (Melbourne, Victoria)

The Sacred Acorn (PC)
A Few Dragons (South Australia)

Sapiens (PC)
Majic Jungle (New Zealand)

Spies & Soldiers (PC)
Ghostbat Games (Melbourne, Victoria)

Sports Story (Switch)
Sidebar Games (Queensland)

Totem Teller (Xbox One/PC)
Grinning Pickle (Melbourne, Victoria)

Trash (PC)
15 Minutes of Game (Melbourne, Victoria)

Wayward Strand (PC/iOS/Android)
Ghost Pattern (Melbourne, Victoria)

Written By

Despite a childhood playing survival horrors, point and clicks and beat ’em ups, these days Zach tries to convince people that Homefront: The Revolution is a good game while pining for a sequel to The Order: 1886 and a live-action Treasure Planet film. Carlton, Burnley FC & SJ Sharks fan. Get around him on Twitter @tightinthejorts

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