Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

WellPlayedWellPlayed

Australian Gaming

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)

Ampersat (PC) – February 6
Gaterooze (Australia)

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)

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

April

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)

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)

August

September

October

Len’s Island (PC) – October TBA
Flow Studio (Brisbane, Queensland)

November

December

TBA 2021

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

The Artful Escape (Xbox One/PC/Apple Arcade)
Beethoven & Dinosaur (Melbourne, Australia)

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

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

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

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

Bounty Hunters
White Square (Perth, Western Australia)

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

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

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

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

Grow: Song of the Evertree (PC)
Prideful Sloth (Brisbane, Queensland)

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)

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

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

Lucen (PC)
Kristian Kebbe (Melbourne, Australia)

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

Necrobarista (PS4/Switch)
Route 59 Games (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

No Longer Home (PC)
Fellow Traveller (Publisher – 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)

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

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

Warp Frontier (Switch/PC)
Brawsome (Melbourne, Victoria)

Watch This Space (PC/Consoles (TBA))
It’s Anecdotal (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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

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

Webbed (PC)
Sbug Games (Brisbane, Queensland)

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

TBA 2022

Conscript (PC)
Catchweight Studio (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)

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

Written By

Co-Founder & Managing Editor of WellPlayed. Sometimes a musician, lover of bad video games, Nickelback and Huawei. Living proof that Australian's drink Foster's. Carlton, Burnley FC & SJ Sharks fan Get around him on Twitter @tightinthejorts

Comments

Latest

Review

Tagging Persona’s Turf

Interview

We chat with Senior Game Designer Rob Donovan about Portal's huge potential

Review

Does this entry pass the bar?

Interview

We speak with Odd Bug Studio about their upcoming RPG adventure

News

Some quieter months are on the horizon for crowdfunded tabletop productions

News

Take a trip to the exclusion zone this September

Latest Podcast Episode

You May Also Like

Feature

Thrice the heat in the kitchen

Review

NieR, FaR, wherever YoRha

Advertisement