Press Kit

Developer and Publisher

Hipster Whale Pty Ltd
Melbourne, Australia
Founded November 2014


Hipster Whale is an Australian studio founded in 2014 by Matt Hall and Andy Sum.

Hipster Whale’s first release, Crossy Road, has been downloaded more than 200 million times and made $10 million within the first three months of release.

Hipster Whale have since released PAC-MAN 256 in 2015 with Bandai Namco and Disney Crossy Road in 2016 with Disney, on mobile platforms.

In 2015 Hipster Whale won an Apple Design Award for Crossy Road, Studio of the Year at the Australian Game Developer Awards and won the Creative Industries category of The Governor of Victoria Export Awards.


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Melbourne, VIC 3000



Released November 20 2014. Available from the App Store, Amazon, Google Play and the Windows Store.

Languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese.

Find Crossy Road's press kit here.

Released August 19, 2015. Available from the App Store, Amazon and Google Play.

Pac-Man 256 is an Android and iOS video game in the Pac-Man series. It is inspired by the glitched 256th level of Pac-Man and was made by Hipster Whale and 3 Sprockets and published by Bandai Namco. PAC-MAN 256 is the maze that never ends, but the Glitch is coming for you...

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Russian.

Released 7 April 2016. Available from the App Store, Amazon, Google Play and the Windows Store.

Working with Disney, Hipster Whale created an all-new take on the 8-bit endless adventure to cross the road without splatting!

Tap and swipe your way to a record-setting number of steps with 100+ Disney and Pixar figurines while dodging crazy and unexpected obstacles in the 8-bit worlds of Toy Story, Zootopia, The Lion King, The Haunted Mansion, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and more.

Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish.

Awards and Recognition

Hipster Whale

Crossy Road

Pac-Man 256

Selected Articles