Nik Nak Studios
Based in Sydney, Australia
August 23, 2008
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Nik Nak Studios is an Aussie game studio founded by Ben Johnson in 2008. Nik Nak Studios is based in Sydney but has worked from all over the world, including 18 months spent coding in youth hostels in Peru.
Nik Nak Studios was founded in 2008 shortly after Ben Johnson finished university. After creating a few small browser games Ben (aka bencelot) began work on a top down shooter called Geneshift. This started mostly as a hobby but quickly grew into a full-time obsession. The game was first placed online in June 2009 and developed a small but loyal fanbase. The game was continually developed with the feedback of players until it was placed on Steam Greenlight and Greenlit in 2014.Coding around the world!
After Geneshift was Greenlit Ben decided to develop the game full-time and finish it up for the big Steam release. Sydney was very expensive however, so he quit his job, packed his bags and took his laptop on a coding adventure around the world! Budapest, Cape Town, Buenos Aires and most recently Arequipa in Peru - these cities are not only beautiful, but cheap too, allowing enough dev time to finish the games up right. Ben released Geneshift into Steam Early Access on May 23rd, 2017, and is now back in Sydney actively developing the game in preparation for the full release.
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