Halfbrick is an Australian-based game developer that was founded in 2001 and has been at the forefront of Australian game development, and the world, ever since. The company has some very humble beginnings as a licensed developer of gaming titles for handheld platforms, like the Gameboy Advanced, Nintendo DS and Sony’s PSP.
Halfbrick currently has its headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, with branch offices across Sydney, Spain, and even the United States. Shainiel Deo of Indian origin is currently the CEO of Halfbrick, and he is supported by executive producer Mik Dobele, among others. Halfbrick employs about 85 people within its headquarters in Brisbane, with another 200 odd employees in their international offices. The company uses the stable C++ programming language as the base for all if its games, but is also known to employ the use of Microsoft's Visual Studio and Apple's Xcode. This allows the company’s developers to make games that work across multiple platforms, without having to rewrite the entire code. Halfbrick Studios acquired a smaller company called Onan Games, in March of 2012, which for the most part deals with cross-platform porting technology. Onan is best known for its Mandreel software, which allows cross-platform game development.