With CNET breaking the story on Monday, comes word that the house that Fruit Ninja built let go of 30 employees which made up roughly half of its headcount. The studio which found success thanks to two popular mobile titles Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride, has struggled to find similar success in recent years.
According to the report
Halfbrick's main office in Brisbane now houses fewer than 30 employees. Not only that but the remaining staff are apparently focusing on live operations without any investment in new games. Instead Halfbrick will focus on its two existing and successful properties for the foreseeable future. Where to date Fruit Ninja has been downloaded over 1 billion times, making it one of Australia's biggest success stories in terms of videogames this decade.