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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)

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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)

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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)

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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
PikPok (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)

Tournament of Armistice: Preliminaries (PC) – April 11
Nic Hartley (Tauranga, New Zealand)

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

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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)

Swords and Sandals Immortals (PC – Early Access) – May 27
Whiskeybarrel Studios (Sydney, New South Wales)

June

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

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

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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)

Wavecade (PC) – July 11
Andrew Spalato & Lewis Spalato (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)

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

TombStar (PC) – July 21
Marcus Grambau & Andy Sum (Melbourne, Victoria)

Sapiens (PC) – July 27
Majic Jungle (New Zealand)

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 Territory)

Matcha (PC/Mac) – August 9
Delphinium Games (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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

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Lost and Hound (PC) – August 17
Daisy Ale Soundworks (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia)

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

September

JUSTICE SUCKS: Tactical Vacuum Action (PS5/PS4/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/Switch/PC) – September 9
Samurai Punk (Melbourne, Victoria)

One Dreamer (PC) – September 9
F2House (Darwin, Northern Territory)

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)

Camped Out (Switch/PC) – September 23
INCA Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

Gravity Flux (PC) – September 30
Mostly Pixels (Hobart, Tasmania)

ShapeVS (PC) – September 30
Smash Attack Studios (Launceston, Tasmania)

October

Vault of the Void (PC) – October 5
Spidernest Games (Australia)

Amberial Dreams (PC – Early Access) – October 18
Lumorama (Sydney, New South Wales)

Nitro Kid (PC) – October 19
Wildboy Studios (Wellington, New Zealand)

World Boss (PC – Early Access) – October 20
PlaySide (Melbourne, Victoria)

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Paper Nebula (PC) – October 21
Pixel Bakery (Melbourne, Victoria)

Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County (PC) – October 27
Grace Bruxner, Thomas Bowker (Melbourne, Victoria)

Shatter Remastered Deluxe (PC)
PikPok (Wellington, New Zealand)

November

Dragon Fury (PC – Early Access) – November 30
Esenthel (Auckland, New Zealand)

December

Sports Story (Switch) – December 23
Sidebar Games (Queensland)

TBA 2023

A Halloween Valentine (Switch/PC)
Things For Humans (Melbourne, Victoria)

Abiotic Factor
Deep Field Games (Otago, New Zealand)

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

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

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

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

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

Blob Person (PC)
Inverted Games (South Australia)

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

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

Box Knight (PC)
We Made A Thing Studios (Adelaide, South Australia)

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

Call of the Golden Valley (PC)
O’Saurus Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Completely Stretchy (PC)
Dan Ferguson (Melbourne, Victoria)

Conscript (PC)
Catchweight Studio (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

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Denari (PC)
Astronuat Diaries Limited (New Zealand)

Dragon’s Hoard (PC)
Kreg (New Zealand)

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)

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Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (PS5/PS4/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/PC)
A44 Games (Wellington, New Zealand)

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

The Godfeather: A Mafia Pigeon Saga (PC)
Hojo Studio (Sydney, New South Wales)

Gubbins (iOS)
Studio Folly (Melbourne, Victoria)

Innchanted (PC)
DragonBear Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Instinction (PC)
Hashbane Interactive (New Zealand)

It’s Only Money (PC – Early Access)
Usual Suspects (New Zealand)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucie’s Potager (Switch/PC)
Stella Advent Pty Ltd (Adelaide, South Australia)

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

Many Worlds (PC/VR)
Many Worlds Limited (New Zealand)

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)

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

Nanomon Virtual Pet (PC)
Oscar Brittain (Melbourne, Victoria)

Neko Cafésume (Switch/PC)
Adam HarteAlly MeowSparky & Chris Breezey (Palmerston, New Zealand)

Nitro Kid (PC)
Wildboy Studios (Wellington, New Zealand)

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

Out of Sight (PC)
Mainframe Games (New Zealand)

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

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Poppy Toast (PC – Early Access)
oToastTv (Newcastle, New South Wales)

Primordials Legends: Hollow Hero (PC)
Toybox Games Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

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

Seedlings (PC) – February 2023
Bardsley Creative (Hamilton, New Zealand)

Shyfters (PC)
Wicked Art (New Zealand)

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

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Spiritwell (PC)
David Chen (Australia)

Sprocket Rocket Rumble (PC)
Space Crab Labs (Wellington, New Zealand)

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)

Ten Thousand Coins: The Golden Merchant (PC)
Thousand Tonic (Auckland, New Zealand)

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

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

Toroa (PC)
Atawhai Interactive (Ōtepoti, New Zealand)

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

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

Undeadly (PC)
Irreflex Studios (New Zealand)

Untamed Isles (PC – Early Access)
Phat Loot Studios (New Zealand)

Up to Par (PC)
It’s Anecdotal (Christchurch, New Zealand)

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

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

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

Wood & Weather (PC)
Sam Crisp (Melbourne, Victoria)

TBA 2023+

A Halloween Valentine (Switch/PC)
Things For Humans (Melbourne, Victoria)

Abiotic Factor
Deep Field Games (Otago, New Zealand)

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

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

ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree (PC/Mac)
Wildboy Studios (Wellington, New Zealand)

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

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

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

Blob Person (PC)
Inverted Games (South Australia)

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

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

Box Knight (PC)
We Made A Thing Studios (Adelaide, South Australia)

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

Call of the Golden Valley (PC)
O’Saurus Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Completely Stretchy (PC)
Dan Ferguson (Melbourne, Victoria)

Conscript (PC)
Catchweight Studio (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

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Denari (PC)
Astronuat Diaries Limited (New Zealand)

Dragon’s Hoard (PC)
Kreg (New Zealand)

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)

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (PS5/PS4/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/PC)
A44 Games (Wellington, New Zealand)

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The Godfeather: A Mafia Pigeon Saga (PC)
Hojo Studio (Sydney, New South Wales)

Gubbins (iOS)
Studio Folly (Melbourne, Victoria)

Innchanted (PC)
DragonBear Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

Instinction (PC)
Hashbane Interactive (New Zealand)

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

Lucen (PC)
Kristian Kebbe (Melbourne, Australia)

Lucie’s Potager (Switch/PC)
Stella Advent Pty Ltd (Adelaide, South Australia)

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

Many Worlds (PC/VR)
Many Worlds Limited (New Zealand)

Nanomon Virtual Pet (PC)
Oscar Brittain (Melbourne, Victoria)

Nitro Kid (PC)
Wildboy Studios (Wellington, New Zealand)

Out of Sight (PC)
Mainframe Games (New Zealand)

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

Primordials Legends: Hollow Hero (PC)
Toybox Games Studios (Melbourne, Victoria)

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

Seedlings (PC) – February 2023
Bardsley Creative (Hamilton, New Zealand)

Sprocket Rocket Rumble (PC)
Space Crab Labs (Wellington, New Zealand)

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

Ten Thousand Coins: The Golden Merchant (PC)
Thousand Tonic (Auckland, New Zealand)

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

Toroa (PC)
Atawhai Interactive (Ōtepoti, New Zealand)

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Undeadly (PC)
Irreflex Studios (New Zealand)

Untamed Isles (PC – Early Access)
Phat Loot Studios (New Zealand)

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

Wood & Weather (PC)
Sam Crisp (Melbourne, Victoria)

Written By Zach Jackson

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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