Australian developer Halfbrick Studios (Fruit Ninja) has gobbled up Spanish middleware developer Onan games, Halfbrick has revealed. Onan is responsible for crafting Mandreel, a tech that permits iOS, Android, Flash and HTML5 from a sole C++ code base. Its Mandreel tech has been previously integrated into a number of mobile games as well as Electronic Arts’ XBLA/PSN title The Fancy Pants Adventures.
Halfbrick is planning to take advantage of Onan’s tech by incorporating it into its own wares, as well as by licensing it out to third parties in order to fund internally created games. The developer is also likely to take advantage of Onan’s PSN/XBLA wrapper, its online multiplayer support technology and its virtualization tool, which allows games developed for old platforms to be ported over to modern ones.
Additionally, Onan is doing work on something being currently referred to as Unannounced Project 2, which is expect to release next summer on XBLA and PSN. The only details that Onan has released in regards to the project is that it is “a conversion of a third party game.”