Krome Studios Pty Ltd.

Moby ID: 1666

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The Australian-based Krome Studios was originally established in 1999 as a joint venture between Gee Whiz! Entertainment (founded by John Passfield and Steve Stamatiadis - who had also founded Interactive Binary Illusions in 1993) and another company (owned by Robert Walsh). Passfield and Stamatiadis met Walsh through their work on the title Mike Stewart’s Pro Bodyboarding (1999) and decided to continue together. Krome was established with the goal of creating original and licensed games for PC, console and later handheld, systems.

John Passfield left the company after selling his shares in early 2005. He is the co-creator and designer of the TY the Tasmanian Tiger series.

From a humble team of five, Krome grew exponentially each year to become Australia's largest game development company. In its early days, Krome pioneered surfing games on the PlayStation with Championship Surfer and Sunny Garcia Surfing, utilising in-house technology. Following this, Krome produced a number of children's titles including games for the Barbie, Disney and Nickelodeon franchises.

On 23rd March 2006 a second office was formally opened: Krome Studios Adelaide. From then on the main studio with the headquarters was often referred to as Krome Studio Brisbane.

Half a year later, in November 2006, Krome Studios acquired Atari Melbourne House Pty Ltd., Australia's oldest development studio (known as Beam Software Pty., Ltd. in the eighties until the mid-nineties) and it was renamed Krome Studios Melbourne.

On 18th August 2010 it became known the Adelaide office had been closed along with heavy cuts at the Brisbane and Melbourne offices. The studio (presumably along with the Melbourne office) was entirely closed on 15th October 2010. Its last title was Blade Kitten.

A number of developers went on to work at the newly-founded development studio KMM Brisbane, but it was confirmed to be closed in October 2011, while the team was working on the unreleased title Happy Feet Two.

In July 2012, Krome Studios re-opened their website, announcing that Ty the Tasmanian Tiger would return.

Credited on 218 Games from 2000 to 2023

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Hogwarts Legacy (2023 on Windows, Xbox Series, Xbox One)
Hogwarts Legacy (2023 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)
Wasteland: Remastered (2020 on Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox One)
The Bard's Tale Trilogy (2018 on Windows Apps, Xbox One, Windows...)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger: Night of the Quinkan (2018 on Windows)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue (2017 on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, Xbox One...)
Ben-Hur (2016 on Xbox One)
Fruit Ninja Academy: Math Master (2015 on iPhone, Android, iPad)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Training Lair (2014 on Xbox 360)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger (2013 on Windows, Windows Apps)
Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp (2012 on Windows Phone)
Full House Poker (2011 on Xbox 360)
Thwocker (2010 on Xbox 360, Windows)
Kabobber (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360)
Space Cadet (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360)
Deep Pockets: Super Pro Pool and Billiards (2010 on Windows, Intellivision, Xbox 360)
Blade Kitten (2010 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes (2009 on Windows, PSP, Xbox 360...)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009 on PlayStation 2, Wii)

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History +

November 18th, 2009

The company announces to lay off an undisclosed number of employees to cut costs.

November 2nd, 2006

The company acquires Atari Melbourne House Pty Ltd. and renames it Krome Studios Melbourne.

March 22nd, 2006

The company opens a new studio in Adelaide, Australia, and will be working there on games for next gen consoles and handheld platforms.


Company founded by John Passfield, Steve Stamatiadis and Robert Walsh in Australia .

Trivia +

Some of Krome's management staff worked on projects for platforms as old as the ZX Spectrum.

Location & contact information (August 2008):

Krome Studios

PO Box 1639

Fortitude Valley

QLD 4006


Phone: +61 (0)7 32572377

Fax: +61 (0)7 32571168

Email: [email protected]

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