Two former employees of Halfbrick, have launched their own studio called Protostar, and have revealed their first title which is set to release this month.
“Protostar is a new, independent games developer based in Brisbane, Australia. It was co-founded in 2014 by two former Halfbrick veterans, Dean Loades (Programming) and Matt Knights (Design/Art),” reads the studio’s website, in part. “Combined, they have over 15 years of game development experience on console and mobile. The pair set up shop in one of their homes with the simple goal of creating fun game-play experiences.”
Their first game is called Checkpoint Champion, a free mobile game which puts players through a series of 10-second driving challenges. “You’ll need technique and tenacity as you hit and weave through checkpoints on road, dirt, water, grass and mud! Choose between grip and speed as you drift between obstacles, spin around hairpin turns and turbo your way to victory. The challenges may be tiny, but only the most dedicated drivers will triumph!”