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2012

 

Funky Barn on the eShop

6 December 2012


Funky Barn for the Wii U is now available to download from Nintendo's European eShop. We also made a few improvements to this version which are detailed on the Funky Barn page.

 

Funky Barn on the Shelves!

18 November 2012


Funky Barn was released today alongside Nintendo's new Wii U console. Get your hands on a copy and tell us what you think on our Funky Barn Facebook page.!.

 

Pony Trails Launches This Week!

18 November 2012


That's right... after months in the saddle we're finally ready to open the gate. Pony Trails will be available on the App Store on Thursday.

 

Funky Barn goes Gold!

17 October 2012


Funky Barn have just passed Nintendo of America's Lotcheck, which means it's ready for manufacture and release into eager gamers' hands!.

 

Funky Barn on Facebook!

23 September 2012


Check out the new Funky Barn Facebook page! Like to stay up to date with all the latest on our first ever game for Wii U. click here.

 

Funky Barn 3D Ships in Europe

21 September 2012


Funky Barn 3D
Tantalus is delighted to announce that our latest title Funky Barn 3D for the Nintendo 3DS system has been published by Ubisoft in Europe.

 

Funky Barn comes to Wii U!

20 September 2012


We're absolutely thrilled to announce that Funky Barn is coming to the Wii U! It'll be a launch-window title, to be published by 505 Games. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Pony Trails on Facebook!

4 September 2012


For all the latest on our new game for iOS, click here. What's not to like about ponies?

 

Pony Trails

Announcing Pony Trails

21 August 2012


We're proud to announce our latest title, Pony Trails for iOS, coming soon! To be released with Chillingo, Pony Trails enables players to customise and care for their own pony and then ride it through lush environments taking photographs of local wildlife. More details to follow!

 

Funky Barn 3D Ships in the US

3 April 2012


Funky Barn 3D
Tantalus is delighted to announce that our latest title Funky Barn 3D for the Nintendo 3DS system has been published by Ubisoft in North America. been approved by Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe for manufacture. The game will ship in Europe on the 21st of September.

 

2011

 

Tantalus moves office

18 December 2011


After a long tenure in the Tea House in South Melbourne, Tantalus is heading North to funky Fitzroy.

 

Ben 10: Galactic Racing

Announcing Ben 10: Galactic Racing

29 August 2011


Tantalus is proud to reveal a new title on DS. To be released in the US on the 18th of October, Ben 10 Galactic Racing is the first kart racing game set in the popular BEN 10 universe and based on the hit Cartoon Network TV series. It will be published by D3Publisher in the US and Bandai Namco in Europe.

 

E3 Expo

Tantalus at E3

7 June 2011


2011's trade show in Los Angeles will be the seventeenth E3 attended by Tantalus. This year we will be announcing a major new title, which will feature at the D3Publisher booth on the show floor. Details to follow soon. Our upcoming 3DS title will also be shown behind closed doors,. All this as we eagerly await the launch of Sony's new handheld platform and Nintendo's Wii U.

 

2010

 

DreamWorks' Megamind: The Blue Defender

Released! DreamWorks' Megamind: The Blue Defender

2 November 2010


Tantalus is happy to announce the release of our latest title on DS and PSP. Based on the universe created in Dreamworks' film, Megamind: The Blue Defender takes place just as Megamind has become our new Mega Hero and a sudden crime wave hits the city. The Doom Syndicate & their Doom Goons have emerged and are looking to take over! Only Megamind and his arsenal of gadgets can stop them!

 

Released! Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

30 September 2010


Tantalus is happy to announce the release of our latest title on DS. Based on the film of the same name, Legend of the Guardians is a flight combat title with awesome 3D graphics and fast, frantic in-air battles.

 

Announcing Megamind!

30 September 2010


Tantalus is proud to reveal a new title on DS and PSP. To be released in the US on the 2nd of November, Megamind is based on the DreamWorks movie and will be published by our long term partner THQ.

 

Drift Street International

Drift Street International coming to Europe!

30 July 2010


Tantalus is thrilled to announce its first ever game for Nintendo DSi, Drift Street International, launches in Europe on the 13th of August.
Gamers slide their tightly-tuned performance cars around challenging city streets, facing off against aggressive AI or up to four friends.

Visit drift street international for screens and the official trailer.

 

E3 Expo

Tantalus at E3

9 June 2010


2010's trade show in Los Angeles will be the sixteenth E3 attended by Tantalus. This year we will be announcing a major new title, which will feature prominently at the THQ booth on the show floor. Details to follow soon. Our upcoming DS title Legend of the Guardians will also be shown behind closed doors, while we continue to promote our DSiWare title Drift Street International. All this as we eagerly await the launch of Nintendo's new handheld platform.

 

Legend of the Guardians

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

1 June 2010


Tantalus is happy to announce its latest DS title, Legend of the Guardians. The game is based on the upcoming Zach Snyder directed film from Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures. On DS, gamers will take control of an Owl in full flight, with gameplay enhanced by an array of attack and combat moves. The title is set to release in the Fall, more details to follow.

 

Drift Street International

Drift Street International Announced!

11 March 2010


Tantalus is thrilled to announce its first ever game for Nintendo DSi, Drift Street International! Gamers will slide their tightly-tuned performance cars around challenging city streets, facing off against aggressive AI or up to four friends. Coming 22 March exclusively to DSiWare!

Visit drift street international for screens and the official trailer.

 

2009

 

Pony Friends 2

Pony Friends 2 Ships!

17 November 2009


Tantalus is delighted to announce that the sequel to the million-plus selling Pony Friends is now shipping! Pony Friends 2 allows players the chance to create their perfect Pony and take part in fun activities including trail riding, racing and accessorising!

Click here for the fabulous new Pony Friends 2 website.

Pony Friends 2 for DS, Wii and PC is out now in Europe and early in the new year in the US.

 

Govenor of Victoria Export Awards

Tantalus Wins Export Award!

22 October 2009


Tantalus is pleased to announce that it won the Information and Communication Technology category at the recent Governor of Victoria Export Awards 2009. The award was given in recognition of the substantial contribution the company made to state export revenues. The Victorian award qualifies Tantalus as a finalist in the Australian Export Awards with the winners to be announced on the 20th of November. Fingers crossed!

 

Cars: Race-O-Rama

Cars: Race-O-Rama Ships!

12 October 2009


Following the runaway success of Cars Mater-National for DS (approaching 1m units sold), Tantalus is delighted to announce the next Cars installment: Cars Race-O-Rama is available now on the DS and PSP platforms. All-new cars, locations and upgrades for Lightning McQueen makes this the best Cars experience yet on handheld! Kachow!

Cars: Race-O-Rama for DS and PSP is out now in the US, 29th of October for Australia and 30th of October for Europe.

 

Pony Friends 2

Announcing Pony Friends 2

28 July 2009


Tantalus is happy to announce Pony Friends 2, the sequel to the million+ selling Pony Friends. Tantalus has developed Pony Friends 2 on the Wii, DS and Windows PC platforms. The games will be published by Eidos late in 2009.

More details soon!

 

Our CEO joins Innovation Council

28 July 2009


Tantalus CEO Tom Crago has become a member of the Information Technology Industry Innovation Council, established by the Australian Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

 

Game Connect 09

Tantalus supports GCAP

28 July 2009


Tantalus is a proud supporter of the annual Australian game developers' conference, GCAP. This year the event will be held in Melbourne from 6-8 December.

For more information, visit the conference website.

 

Welcome To Our New Site!

13 July 2009


It's been a few years since the last major overhaul of our website. This time around it's all about giving you easier access to news, and to information about our games (both current and past). We hope you like the new layout. Check in regularly for updates and announcements.

 

MX vs ATV: Reflex

Announcing MX vs ATV: Reflex!

15 May 2009


Tantalus is happy to announce MX vs ATV: Reflex, the latest installment in the award winning off road racing series. Tantalus is once again developing MX vs ATV on the DS and PSP platforms. The games will be released late in 2009. More details soon!

 

2008

 

Tantalus Brisbane Studio!

14 November 2008


Tantalus today announced that it was expanding, opening a new development studio in Brisbane, Australia. The studio will be located in Kelvin Grove and will initially house one DS team. It will grow to two teams by the end of 2009. Tantalus is presently hiring for a range of positions at the new location.

 

Tantalus at GCAP

14 November 2008


Tantalus is proud to attend this year's Game Connect: Asia Pacific, the annual Australian game developer's conference. This year the event is being held in Brisbane, and Tantalus will be represented by 25 of its staff.

Read more information about GCAP.

 

Spyro

Spyro Ships!

November 2008


The latest Tantalus title on DS, The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon has shipped worldwide. The last in the trilogy, this game boasts impressive 3D flying levels, and allows gamers to play as either Spyro or Cynder.

 

Pony Friends

Pony Friends Mini Breeds Ships!

September 2008


Tantalus is happy to announce that the latest game in it's highly successful 'Pony Friends' series has shipped worldwide. Pony Friends Mini Breeds is an extension of the original title, featuring all new breeds. For the first time, the game will also be available in Japan.

 

Tantalus hires new Managers

July 2008


Tantalus today announced the hire of Joss Ellis as Director of Development and Mat Bettinson as Business Development Manager. David Giles has been promoted to COO.

 

Spyro

Exclusive Spyro Hands-On

June 2008


We gave Australian Gamer an exclusive hands-on with our latest title, The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon on DS.

 

Oz Gamer Studio Visit

June 2008


Website Australian Gamer have visited our studio and interviewed our CEO.

 

Spyro

Announcing Spyro!

May 2008


Tantalus is happy to announce that it is in the final stages of development on The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon for the Nintendo DS platform. Published by Sierra, the game will ship in October this year. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Tantalus Develop 100

Tantalus makes Develop 100 List

April 2008


Tantalus has made Develop Magazine's Top 100 worldwide developer list.

For more details, click here.

 

Top 100 Tantalus

April 2008


Recently announced worldwide sales figures show that all three titles developed by Tantalus last year rank among the top 100 selling games of the year. Pony Friends, MX vs ATV and Cars all make the cut, which is a remarkable achievement!

 

Tantalus at GDC

February 2008


Tantalus was a major sponsor of the Australian game developers function at this year's Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco.

 

TG Downforce

TG: Downforce is Coming...

February 2008


Following on from a successful release in Japan, TG: Downforce on DS will be released in the US and Europe in the first half of this year.

 

MX vs ATV: Untamed

MX vs ATV wins IGN Award!

January 2008


Our latest MX vs ATV game on PSP has just won the IGN Game of the Month award.

Click here to read all about it.

 

2007

 

Cars: Mater-national Championship

Cars on the shelves!

November 2007


Tantalus is happy to announce that it's new title Cars: Mater National has shipped on DS and GBA.

 

MX vs ATV: Untamed

MX vs ATV: Untamed ready to take off!

November 2007


Tantalus has completed work on the PSP and DS SKUS of MX vs ATV: Untamed. These titles follow on from the success of the award winning MX vs ATV: On the Edge, and will be released with THQ later in 2007.

 

Tantalus a major sponsor at GCAP

October 2007


Tantalus is happy to announce its sponsorship of the annual Game Connect: Asia Pacific conference to be held this month in Melbourne.

 

Our CEO interviewed for Valley Beat

October 2007


Tom Crago was interviewed at GDC by the San Francisco based 'Valley Beat'.

Click here to watch.

 

Tantalus CEO Interview

October 2007


Tantalus CEO Tom Crago recently gave an extensive interview on radio show Tek Time.

Click here to listen.

 

Game Connect: Asia Pacific

September 2008


Tantalus is proud to once again be associated with the annual Australian Game Developer's Conference.

For more information click here.

 

Cars: Mater-national Championship

Cars goes into submission!

August 2007


Cars: Mater-National Championship has gone into Nintendo submission on DS and GBA. The game will be released later this year.

 

Tantalus set to develop MX vs ATV sequel!

July 2007


Tantalus is happy to announce that it has once again partnered with THQ and Rainbow Studios to develop a sequel to the hugely successful MX vs ATV: On the Edge. The new game, entitled MX vs ATV: Untamed, will be developed by Tantalus for the PSP and DS. It will be released in 2008.

 

Tom Crago talks Pony Friends

May 2007


Tantalus' CEO, gave a GDC interview talking about the recent DS release; Pony Friends.

 

Pony Friends

Pony Friends ships

May 2007


Pony Friends has shipped throughout Europe on the DS. Published by Eidos, the game will be released in the US and Australia later this month.

 

Video Games in the News

April 2007


Tantalus CEO Tom Crago was recently interviewed for a video game feature on Australian current affairs show the 7.30 Report.

You can read a transcript of the segment here.

 

Tantalus Announces Cars DS title!

April 2007


Tantalus is happy to announce that it is in development on a new DS title based around the highly successful Disney-Pixar film Cars. 'Cars Mater-National' will be published by THQ and will ship later in 2007.

 

Pony Friends

Pony Friends Site Live

April 2007



 

Tantalus at GDC

March 2007


Tantalus is proud to be a sponsor of the 'Great Aussie BBQ III' at this years Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco. The annual event plays host to Australian game developers and international publishers and media.

 

New Pony Friends Screens!

March 2007


Click here to check out the new slate of in-game screens from our up coming DS title Pony Friends.

 

Our CEO becomes GDAA President

February 2007


Tantalus CEO Tom Crago has become the President of the Game Developer's Association of Australia.

 

2006

 

MX vs ATV: On the Edge

MX vs ATV Wins Award

December 2006


Tantalus title MX vs ATV: On the Edge on PSP has won the award for Best Handheld Game at the annual Australian Game Developers' Association Awards.

 

Announcing Pony Friends!

November 2006


Tantalus is happy to announce it's latest DS title Pony Friends, to be released worldwide by Eidos in 2007. Exclusive to the DS, the game will allow players to personalise and care for their very own pony.

 

Payload

Payload goes live

October 2006


The long anticipated Tantalus N-Gage title Payload is available now!

 

Tantalus appoints Dev Director

October 2006


Tantalus is happy to announce the appointment of David Giles as Director of Development. David formerly held this position at Atari Melbourne House, and most recently was Head of School at Melbourne's Academy of Interactive Entertainment.

 

Trickstar

Tantalus announces Trick Star!

May 2006


Tantalus is proud to announce that Trick Star will ship on the GBA in Summer 2006. The game, an all-original Tantalus title, will be published worldwide by Oxygen interactive.

 

TG Downforce

Top Gear site goes live

May 2006


Check out the new website for Top Gear: Downforce. You'll find a feature list, car renders, and a brand new movie.

 

Tantalus at E3

May 2006


Tantalus is well represented at this year's E3 trade show.

 

Announcing Top Gear: Downforce!

April 2006


Tantalus is delighted to announce that it is developing Top Gear: Downforce for the DS platform. The game will be published by Kemco and will be released late in 2006.

 

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger

SpongeBob ships on PSP

March 2006


Tantalus is happy to announce that our newest PSP title SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger shipped today in North America.

 

MX vs ATV: On the Edge

MX wins IGN Award

March 2006


MX vs ATV: On the Edge has just been awarded the prestigious IGN Game of the Month Award!

Click here to read all about it.

 

Payload site is Live

March 2006



 

MX scores high on IGN

March 2006


The new Tantalus PSP title MX vs ATV: On the Edge was reviewed today on IGN. The game was given an 8.3/10.

Read the full MX vs ATV review at IGN.

 

2005

 

Tantalus announces new PSP title!

December 2005


Tantalus is happy to announce that it is developing MX vs ATV Unleashed: On the Edge for Sony's PlayStation Portable. The project is a collaboration with Rainbow Studios, and will be released by THQ early in 2006.

 

Tantalus at AGDC

December 2005


Today marks the start of the annual Australian Game Developer's Conference. Tantalus will once again be represented at the conference, held this year at Federation Square in Melbourne.

 

SpongeBob coming to PSP

December 2005


Having successfully shipped SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger on DS, Tantalus is happy to announce that the game will also be making its way onto PSP early in 2006.

 

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger

SpongeBob ships!

November 2005


SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger shipped today for Nintendo's DS platform.

 

SpongeBob Coming to DS!

November 2005


Tantalus is pleased to announce its partnership with THQ and Nickelodeon to develop an all new SpongeBob title for Nintendo's DS. The game will be on the shelves later this month.

 

Anaka

Anaka to Air on Nickelodeon Network

July 2005


The Tantalus short film Anaka has been selected to air on Nicktoons in August. American viewers can tune in on Friday August 26 at 9pm (PDT). The program was also simulcast on nicktoons.nick.com.

 

Anaka

Anaka Selected for Film Festivals

July 2005


The Tantalus short film Anaka has been selected to appear in the Nicktoons Nextoons and Fantoche international film festivals.

 

State of the Handheld Industry

July 2005


Tantalus CEO Tom Crago features in this round table discussion of the state of the handheld video game industry.

 

Top Gear Rally

Top Gear Rally Exposed

July 2005


Dissecta at ACMI present "Top Gear Rally Exposed" on Tuesday 12th July. Tom Crago, John Szoke and Paul Seedy discuss the game, art, programming and production of Tantalus' 2003 hit game.

 

E3 a Success

June 2005


Tantalus has returned from E3 pronouncing the show a great success. N-Gage title Payload featured prominently at the Nokia booth, and the Tantalus Meeting Room and Display Pod remained a hive of activity throughout the three days of the show.

 

Tantalus at E3

May 2005


Tantalus is off to E3 as part of the biggest ever Australian game industry contingent.

 

Anaka at St Kilda Film Festival

May 2005


Our short film Anaka has been selected to appear in the St Kilda Short Film Festival later this month! Its selection in this prestigious festival is recognition of the films status as one of the countrys finest in its genre.

 

Metal Shell

Metal Shell PSP

May 2005


Tantalus today announced that its original IP Metal Shell is destined for the PSP platform in 2006. Originally conceived for PS2 and Xbox, Metal Shell is now being developed for handheld.

 

Anaka

Tantalus Announces Anaka

May 2005


Tantalus today announced Anaka, a ground-breaking title for Nintendo DS. This new IP has come to life initially as a short film, developed in partnership with Melbourne studio Act 3 Animation.

 

Tantalus off to GDC

March 2005


Tantalus will be well represented at this years GDC. The company will showcase preliminary work on DS and PSP, and will continue to promote Payload on N-Gage.

 

Payload Website

February 2005


The preliminary Nokia n-gage website for the game is now live!

 

Payload

Payload Announced

January 2005


Tantalus and Nokia today announced that they are partnering to develop Payload, a first-party title that is exclusive to N-Gage. The announcement came at a Press event in Whistler, Canada.

 

Tantalus on DS and PSP

January 2005


Tantalus today confirmed that it has high profile titles in development for both Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation Portable. Announcements regarding all titles will be made later in the year. Tantalus continues to support GBA and the current generation of handhelds.

 

2004

 

Tantalus at AGDC

December 2004


Tantalus was well represented at the 6th annual Australian Game Developers Conference in Melbourne. See the media section of this site for the Press Release.

 

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Attack of the Twonkies

Polar & Jimmy in Stores

November 2004


Both games are now available. Check out the Polar and Jimmy sections of this site for info, screenshots and movies.

 

The Polar Express

Jimmy & Polar approved by Nintendo!

October 2004


The Polar Express and Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies have both been approved for manufacture by Nintendo. they're due to hit the shelves in November.

 

Tantalus at EGN Show in London

September 2004


Tantalus attended EGN along with several other Australian game developers.

 

Tantalus

Tantalus Turns 10!

August 2004


Tantalus celebrated its 10th birthday this month with a bash at our studio in the Tea House building. A great night, and a lot of blue Tantalus cocktails, was had by all.

 

Progress on Jimmy & Polar

June 2004


Jimmy Neutron and The Polar Express are getting close to completion on GBA. Jimmy will ship in July, while The Polar Express will be out in time for the release of the film later this year.

 

Tantalus opens Malaysian studio

May 2004


Tantalus today announced that it had opened a development studio in Kuala Lumpur in partnership with Malaysian company eTouch Globiz. Tantalus Asia will focus on developing games for wireless devices, several of which are already in production.

 

Trickstar

Trick Star among the best of E3

May 2004


IGN today named Trick Star among the best GBA racers on show at E3

 

Two more GBA titles for 2004

May 2004


In conjunction with publisher THQ, we are please to announce that we will be shipping 2 more big GBA titles in 2004; Jimmy Neutron: Attack of the Twonkies, and The Polar Express.

 

Tantalus announces Trick Star for E3!

May 2004


Trick Star is our latest GBA title, developed in-house to our own design. It makes its debut at this year's E3. Visit the Trick Star website for screens, movies and more.

 

Unreal 2: The Awakening

Unreal 2

March 2004


Unreal 2 is still in the X-Box charts.

 

Top Gear Rally

TGR wins IGN Game of the Year

February 2004


IGN announced today that Top Gear Rally had won its award for the Best GBA Racer of 2004. Monster Truck Madness, also developed by Tantalus, was a finalist in the same category.

 

Unreal 2 ships!

February 2004


Unreal 2 has shipped on X-Box and has bone straight into the Top 5 on the X-Box charts.

 

2003

 

The Polar Express

Polar Express Announced

December 2003


THQ and Tantalus today announced their partnership to develop a GBA title based upon the upcoming feature film 'Polar Express' starring Tom Hanks. Both the movie and game will be released late in 2004.

 

Unreal 2: The Awakening

Unreal 2 for Q1 2004

November 2003


Publisher Atari today announced that Unreal 2 on X-Box will ship in Q1 2004.

 

Top Gear Rally

Top Gear Rally Wins Top Prize

November 2003


At today's annual Australian Game Development Awards Tantalus took the top honour of 'Best Game' for its title Top Gear Rally.

 

Tantalus Fires up for AGDC

November 2003


Tantalus will be well represented at this year's anual Australian Game Developer's Conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia.

 

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