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I made some games in the eighties and nineties including Halloween Harry / Alien Carnage and Flight of the Amazon Queen. I  co-created the Ty the Tasmanian Tiger series and founded a number of Australian game studios including Gee Whiz! Entertainment and Krome Studios.

I'm currently running Australia's first game accelerator, Right Pedal Studios, and when I get a spare moment I like to make games like Brainiversity and Save Our Village.


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Posted by John Passfield on Mon, 01 Jun 2015 02:29:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Indie
An insight into how the classic point and click graphic adventure Flight of the Amazon Queen was made 20 years after its release. Originally published on

Posted by John Passfield on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:35:00 EDT in Design, Programming, Production, Art, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
This blog looks at how I began a fun project of building a game with my kids doing the art and design that ended up being featured in the App Store Best New Games section.

John Passfield's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/01/2015 - 02:29]

Thanks Steven Steve the artist ...

Thanks Steven Steve the artist did an awesome job as a one man art team.

Comment In: [Blog - 08/15/2014 - 09:35]

Thanks Curtiss. Is the app ...

Thanks Curtiss. Is the app still live If so, post the link The more examples there are, the greater chance of encouraging parents and kids to have fun making cool stuff together while learning how to code and draw.