PlaySide - Mobile Game Studio

Gamespot Featured Article on PlaySide

Ex-EA Visceral game designer Gerry Sakkas heads new Melbourne-based mobile development studio; new project to start production in January, with follow-up announcement in March. In September this year, EA shut down the Australian arm of its Visceral Games studio after reports that staff had met with HR representatives to discuss the future of the developer. At the […]

VG 24-7 Article on PlaySide

Several ex-developers of the recently shuttered Visceral Games Melbourne have banded together to form mobile games studio PlaySide. Headed by Gerry Sakkas as CEO, PlaySide will begin production on games from January 16 next year.

Tsumea Article on PlaySide

Gerry Sakkas formerly of EA’s Visceral Games Studio, has taken a bold leap to form mobile games studio PlaySide. Following the culling of the EA Melbourne studio where he had been a Game Designer, Sakkas was faced with a decision to either relocate to America and continue working for EA or another large player in the games industry, […]

Joystiq Article on PlaySide

PlaySide is a new mobile-focused Australian studio, founded from the remains of EA’s Visceral Melbourne. Former Visceral game designer Gerry Sakkas founded PlaySide with other former staffers of the shuttered studio. PlaySide is looking to begin development of its first game next month. “We are all about making a completely tailored experience for the mobile […]

Gameranx Article: When EA Gives You Lemons, Start a New Studio

Remember Cave Johnson’s lemon rant? Seems the former staff of Visceral Games’ Melbourne studio took his advice – except instead of burning someone’s house down, they’ve opened their own studio.

Kotaku Break The News! Welcome To PlaySide!

Former Visceral Games Developer Opens New Studio In an uplifting turn of events, a group of developers from the now defunct Visceral Games (EA’s Melbourne Studio) have banded together to create a brand new Aussie studio that makes mobile games.

Gamasutra Article on CEO & Founder of Playside Gerry Sakkas

It’s becoming quite a common occurrence these days to hear of AAA studios closing, and smaller indie developers popping up from the remnants. The latest is mobile game studio PlaySide, revealed this week and made up of six former staffers from Visceral Melbourne, which EA closed down back in September. This new studio is being […]

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