Having just passed our twenty first birthday, and with a portfolio of over forty titles on most major platforms, Tantalus remains one of the world’s leading independent development studios. Renowned for handheld work on franchises such as SpongeBob
, MX vs ATV
, Ben 10
and the million-unit-selling Pony Friends
, Tantalus also develops for the current generation of consoles.
The current phase of growth and platform diversification has seen the release of the company’s first Xbox One and PS4 title, our fourth Nintendo Wii U title and the addition of smartphone titles and more digital distribution projects. Tantalus has some 20 developers at its Melbourne studio.
Tantalus began life as a conversion house, adapting coin-op titles to console and PC. Despite tough schedules and impossible deadlines, Tantalus soon earned a reputation for consistency and reliability. Manx TT Superbike
became a star attraction on the Sega Saturn while Area 51
, The House of the Dead
and Maximum Force
rate among the other critical and commercial successes of those early years. Titles such as Monster Truck Madness
helped Tantalus build a reputation as a world-leading developer on Game Boy Advance, culminating in the highly acclaimed Nintendo-published Top Gear Rally
winning IGN Game of the Year.