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Every Australian And New Zealand-Made Game Released In 2022

Find out what Aussie and New Zealand developers are releasing in 2022

It goes without saying that the reputation of Australian and New Zealand developers continues to rise every year. We all know how good the talent we have here is – it’s excellent to see so many games and developers being recognised for their hard and outstanding work. But for every game that we know about, there’s usually one that we’ve missed, which is why I keep a running list of every single video game released by Australian and New Zealand developers in a given year.

Below you will find a list of all games that are releasing in 2022. 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 cut yourself a slice of pavlova and check out some of the Australian and New Zealand-made games releasing in 2022.

If you released a game last year that isn’t included in our games that Australian and New Zealand-based studios released in 2021 article hit me up by emailing admin@well-played.com.au and I’ll make sure it’s added. 

January

FightNJokes (Switch) – January 3
Mental Drink (Auckland, New Zealand)

You Will (Not) Remain (PC) – January 7
Bedtime Phobias (Melbourne, Victoria)

Trigger Witch (PS5) – January 21
Rainbite (Auckland, New Zealand)

UFOTOFU:HEX (PC) – January 22
Inflorescent Games Co-op (Sydney, New South Wales)

The Artful Escape (PS5/PS4/Switch) – January 25
Beethoven & Dinosaur (Melbourne, Australia)

Dread Hunger (PC) – January 27
Digital Confectioners (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Operation S.T.E.E.L. (PC) – January 28
Undermog Games (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Wanderer (PSVR/Oculus/Steam VR) – January 28
Oddboy & M-Theory (Auckland, New Zealand)

February

Bounty Hunters (PC/Mac) – February 1
White Square (Perth, Western Australia)

Webbed (PS4/Xbox One/Switch) – February 2
Sbug Games (Brisbane, Queensland)

Kardboard Kings (PC) – February 11
Henry’s House (Perth, Western Australia / Melbourne, Victoria)

Wylde Flowers (Apple Arcade) – February 18
Studio Drydock (Melbourne, Australia)

Ampersat (PC) – February 22
Gaterooze (Australia)

Brendan Keogh’s Putting Challenge (PC) – February 25
Brendan Keogh (Brisbane, Queensland)

March

Conan Chop Chop (PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC) – March 1
Mighty Kingdom (Adelaide, South Australia)

Puzzle Quest 3 (PC/iOS/Android) – March 2
Infinity Plus 2 (Melbourne, Victoria)

MacGuffin’s Curse (Switch/Linux) – March 15
Brawsome (Melbourne, Victoria)

BouncyBoi in Puzzle Land (Xbox One/Switch/PC/Linux) – March 25
Twin Stick (Sunshine Coast, Queensland)

Her Jentle Hi-ness (PC) – March 25
Sky Bear Games (New Zealand)

Agent Intercepter (PS5/PS4/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/Switch) – March 30
PikPik (Wellington, New Zealand)

April

Baldwin’s Bear (PC) – April 2
Oscar Newsome (New South Wales)

Before We Leave (PS5/PS4) – April 5
Balancing Monkey Games (New Zealand)

Trash Pit (PC) – April 15
Francis Vace (Brisbane, Queensland)

Winter Ember (PS5/PS4/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/PC) – April 19
Sky Machine Games (Sydney, New South Wales)

Turbo Overkill (PC) – April 22
Trigger Happy Interactive (Christchurch, New Zealand)

May

Unpacking (PS5/PS4) – May 10
Witch Beam (Brisbane, Queensland)

Riftbound (PC) – May 12
Barrel Smash Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

June

CORPSE FACTORY (PC) – June 1
River Crow Studio (Melbourne, Victoria)

Defend The Bits TD (PC – Early Access) – June 16
PlaySide (Gold Coast, Queensland)

The Gardens Between (PS5) – June 16
The Voxel Agents (Melbourne, Victoria)

Born Punk (PC) – June 18
Insert Disk 22 (Melbourne, Victoria)

Vactics (PC – Early Access) – June 22
The Lemus Conspiracy (Melbourne, Victoria)

July

AfterTheCloud (PC) – July 1
Kutamo Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Dinkum (PC – Early Access) – July 14
James Bendon (Australia)

Queer Man Peering Into A Rock Pool.jpg (PC) – July 14
Fuzzy Ghost (Sydney, New South Wales)

Soda Story – Brewing Tycoon (PC) – July 21
Upper Class Walrus (Adelaide, South Australia)

August

Before We Leave (Switch) – August 2
Balancing Monkey Games (New Zealand)

Mark’s Magnificent Marble Maze (PC) – August 2
Mark Schramm (Canberra, Australian Capital Terriotry)

Cult of the Lamb (PS5/PS4/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/Switch/PC) – August 11
Massive Monster (Melbourne, Victoria)

RITE (Switch) – August 23
Pond Games (Adelaide, South Australia)

September

Wayward Strand (PS5/PS4/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/Switch/PC) – September 15
Ghost Pattern (Melbourne, Victoria)

Wylde Flowers (Switch/PC) – September 20
Studio Drydock (Melbourne, Australia)

Airoheart (PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC/Mac) – September 30
Pixel Heart Studio (Gold Coast, Queensland)

October

November

December

TBA 2022

Abiotic Factor
Deep Field Games (Otago, New Zealand)

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

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

Blob Person (PC)
Inverted Games (South Australia)

Blood and Mead (PC)
Lost Relic Games (Sydney, New South Wales)

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

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

Camped Out (PC)
INCA Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Conscript (PC)
Catchweight Studio (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

Dredge (Switch/PC)
Black Salt Games (Christchurch, New Zealand)

The Drifter (PC)
Powerhoof (Melbourne, Victoria)

DROS (PS5/Xbox Series X|S/Switch/PC)
emergeWorlds (Brisbane, Queensland)

The Dungeon Experience (PC)
Jacob Janerka, Simon Boxer, Bone Assembly (Melbourne, Victoria)

Falling Frontier (PC)
Stutter Fox Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County (PC/Mac)
Worm Club (Melbourne, Victoria)

Future Folklore
Guck (Melbourne, Victoria)

Ghost Cam (PC/VR)
Arch Rebels (Perth, Western Australia)

Innchanted (PC)
DragonBear Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

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

Knuckle Sandwich (PC)
Andrew Brophy (Melbourne, Victoria)

Legacies (PC)
Salty Dog Studios (Perth, Western Australia) / Daisy Ale Soundworks (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia)

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

Lost and Hound (Switch/PC)
Daisy Ale Soundworks (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia)

LoveSick Darlings (PC)
Dimitri Odysseus (Melbourne, Victoria)

Mars First Logistics (PC)
Ian MacLarty (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

Miska (PC)
Umbrella Party (Melbourne, Victoria)

MMORPG Tycoon 2 (PC)
VectorStorm (Melbourne, Victoria)

Moon Corp. Tower Defense (PC)
Kite Shield Interactive (Canberra, ACT)

Moonlight In Garland (PC)
Winters Group Estate (Melbourne, Victoria)

Neko Cafésume (Switch/PC)
Adam HarteAlly MeowSparkyChris Breezey (Palmerston, New Zealand)

The Ocean Will Have Us All (PC)
Moloch Media (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

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

Samurai Unicorn (PC)
Jordan Turner & Eric Freeman (Wollongong, New South Wales)

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

Sapiens (PC)
Majic Jungle (New Zealand)

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

Shyfters (PC)
Wicked Art (New Zealand)

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

Spiritwell (PC)
David Chen (Australia)

Sports Story (Switch)
Sidebar Games (Queensland)

This Starry Void (PC/Mac/Linux)
Chironex Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical (PC)
Summerfall Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Surf Club (PC)
Olivia Haines (Melbourne, Victoria)

Tinker and Spell (PC)
Golden Age Studios (Adelaide, South Australia)

TopplePOP: Bungee Blockbusters (PC)
AkirmA (Sydney, New South Wales)

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

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

Vault of the Void (PC)
Spidernest Games (Australia)

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

Whacky Golf (PC)
Cameron Darragh (Brisbane, Queensland)

Winter Ember (Switch)
Sky Machine Games (Sydney, New South Wales)

World Boss (PC)
PlaySide (Melbourne, Victoria)

TBA 2023+

Acid Knife (PC/Mac)
Powerhoof (Melbourne, Victoria)

Bits & Bops (PC)
Tempo Lab Games (Sydney, Australia)

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

The Last Exterminator (PC)
Ironworks Games (Melbourne, Victoria)

Lucen (PC)
Kristian Kebbe (Melbourne, Australia)

Macabre (PC) – July 7, 2023
Weforge Studio (Sydney, New South Wales)

The Plucky Squire (PS5/Xbox Series X|S/Switch/PC)
All Possible Futures (Queensland)

Vincent the Vampire (PC)
Intuit by Design (Adelaide, South Australia)

Wood & Weather (PC)
Sam Crisp (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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