Surprise Attack Games is an independent games label based in Australia. It works with amazing creators to bring remarkable, weird and unique games to discerning players worldwide.

You may know them from the hacking game using real unix commands (Hacknet), the surveillance thriller series that puts you in the shoes of Big Brother (Orwell), the multiplayer split-screen shooter where everyone is invisible (Screencheat), or the dystopian steampunk mini-golf adventure game (Vertiginous Golf).


Launched in July 2013, we work with independent developers and provide an instant publishing team, bringing expertise, manpower and resources to bear on their games whilst leaving creative control in their hands. We don’t own any share of their IP and the developer always has final cut.

Our team is exclusively staffed by gamers and lead by industry veterans who previously held senior roles at companies such as Sony Computer Entertainment and THQ. We’ve left the AAA world behind because we love the explosion of creativity in the independent scene and the freedom that comes with being small and nimble.

We work on all kinds of games for all platforms but the core criteria is that they must bring something new and something different to the table. Our games are not for everyone and that’s fine by us.



Orwell: Ignorance is Strength YouTube

Blind Announce Trailer YouTube



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Awards & Recognition

    Selected Articles

    • "The Man Who Wants To Bring Australia's Games To The World"
      - Mark Serrels, Kotaku

    Team & Repeating Collaborator

    Chris Wright
    Managing Director

    Marla Fitzsimmons
    Marketing Manager

    Fiona Murray
    Finance Manager

    Stephen Heller
    Production Manager

    Drew Taylor
    Communications Manager

    Justine Colla
    Community and Social Manager

    presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks