Halfbrick Acquires Onan Games, Could Lead to Larger Distribution for Games

on March 19, 2012 2:30 PM

Halfbrick Studios have announced that they’ve just acquired Onan Games and in particular their Mandreel technology which allows games to support iOS, Android, Flash and HTML5 development from one C++ code base. The potential to this is incredible and could lead to their insanely popular games Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride being ported to more devices and possibly seeing a Facebook or other web version of the games.

As a recent new owner of an Android phone (finally joining the future with a smart phone), I would absolutely LOVE to have Jetpack Joyride ported to it. It’s one of my favorite mobile games I’ve ever played and to this day I still find myself booting it up on my iPod Touch to play all the time. In all honesty I sometimes take my iPod to work just so I can play Jetpack Joyride on my breaks.

 /  Staff Writer
John is what you might call something of a badass. When he's not writing about games or playing them, he's playing in the Kansas City band "Documentary" and drinking as many different beers as often as he can. He's a huge comic nerd in the best sense of the term, with a particular love for the Creator Owned movement.