April 17th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
Industry veteran, Tony Takoushi previously of Halfbrick Studios, has branched off and started his own indie studio – Total ArKade Software will focus on developing for mobile platforms.
The only thing that we recall of 1979 is that the film Alien came out, but that’s also the year which Tony Takoushi started out in the gaming industry. Having been part of CVG, Sega Europe, Codemasters and most recently Halfbrick where he worked on Fruit Ninja; Tony is ready to do things his own way. As such, he has started up his own game studio under the name of Total ArKade Software which are currently producing their first title for Android, iOS and Bada.
“I started in the games industry in 1979 and it’s very exciting to be setting up an Indie development team at this time with so many opportunities to innovate and create quality titles in the mobile space,” said Takoushi.
“I want to give players the same gorgeous art, great audio and compulsive gaming they would recognise from Halfbrick productions, along with some very innovative gameplay, as you’ll see in our first title shortly. As a games player I always look for something new and fresh to play, with a lot of exciting content, unique characters and great art, so these are a key focus for our launch title.”
We’ll keep your updated on Total ArKade Software when we hear more from them in the future.