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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)

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)

April

May

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

TBA 2021

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

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

Before We Leave (PC)
Balancing Monkey Games (New Zealand)

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)

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

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

The Forgotten City (Xbox One/PC)
Modern Storyteller (Melbourne, Victoria)

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)

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

Lucen (PC)
Kristian Kebbe (Melbourne, Australia)

Metal Heads (PC)
Nathan Francis (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)

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)

Trigger Witch (PS4/Nintendo Switch)
Rainbite (New Zealand)

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

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)

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

TBA 2022

Conscript (PC)
Catchweight Studio (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

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

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

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