On the Island of Tasmania
there is a Secret Lab
More accurately, it is a business called Secret
, run by co-founders Paris Buttfield-Addison and Jon Manning.
On their website they say, “Secret Lab is an indie game
developer and mobile app training studio based in Hobart, Australia.
We're responsible for some of the world's most popular mobile apps --
recently, we've worked on Meebo for iPhone, ABC Play School Art Maker
for iPad, ABC Good Game for iPhone and ABC Foodi for iPad. Secret Lab
also offers intensive training
workshops on iOS and Android development.” They recently
presented at OSCON
Portland, OR, where Timothy Lord and his camcorder caught up with
them there (as did Rachel
Roumeliotis of O'Reilly Media
camcorder). At just
over 30 minutes, this is the longest Slashdot video interview we've
ever run. It's worth the time, despite some rough sound patches, if
you are interested in mobile game development -- or even if you are just interested in seeing what kind of colorful
people do this sort of thing.