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Land Sliders, the first game from ex-Halfbrick start-up Prettygreat, to launch on 24 September

Land Sliders, the first game from ex-Halfbrick start-up Prettygreat, to launch on 24 September

Prettygreat, the Australian start-up with talent from Halfbrick and funding from Hipster Whale, has announced that its debut game Land Sliders will be launching on 24 September.

Founded by a trio of former Halfbrick employees - Phil Larsen was Chief Marketing Officer, Luke Muscat Chief Creative Officer, and Hugh Walters Art Director - the new team certainly isn't lacking in mobile gaming pedigree.

It's perhaps unsurprising, then, that in June Australian compatriots Hipster Whale poured $380,000 into the start-up in return for founders Andy Sum and Matt Hall to be granted shareholding and advisory roles.

And indeed, the Hipster Whale influence in Land Sliders appears to have been more than merely financial - the random unlocking of quirky characters has clearly been borrowed from Crossy Road.

If it wasn't obvious enough, the Crossy Road chicken actually features as an unlockable character in the game's trailer.

If lightning can strike twice and the public takes to the oddball cast of characters in Land Sliders - including a cup of coffee, a black hole, and a lion - as much as they did to Crossy Road's selection, then Prettygreat could end up with a hit on its hands.

For a team with credits on Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, you certainly wouldn't bet against it.


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Matt is really bad at playing games, but hopefully a little better at writing about them. He's Features Editor for PocketGamer.biz, and has also written for lesser publications such as IGN, VICE, and Paste Magazine.

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