Cloudfire Studios is a Christchurch-based, independent game development studio specializing in creating engaging, beautiful, interactive entertainment for the mass market. We aim to raise the profile of New Zealand-based game development by exporting high quality games all over the world.
Our current project is Starport Delta, a space station builder strategy title where players must balance resources, station maintenance and resident requirements.
Leith and Ian have been gamers for most of their lives. After meeting as colleague contractors on a web application development job, they quickly became friends over many shared interests, including games. Discussion often turned to shortcomings in games available on the market, and their desire to craft experiences and tell stories, to make the games they wanted to play and believed would be successful. As commercial-level game development tools became more and more accessible, they decided to join forces and leverage their experience to build something new.