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Back in 2011, when EA's Visceral Melbourne studio shut down, Gerry Sakkas chose to take a gamble and found an independent studio - bringing four ex-EA colleagues with him. This new studio, PlaySide, quickly made a name for itself as a creator of accessible and fun mobile games - Catch the Ark, Icy Ropes, and Monkey Ropes all hit the top spot in the App Store.

Today, with over 40 full-time staff, PlaySide is one of the first Australian game studios to focus on Augmented Reality. We spoke with Sakkas about the move from AAA to Indie, and the huge impact of Pokemon Go on Augmented Reality development.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Back in 2011, when EA's Visceral Melbourne studio shut down, Gerry Sakkas chose to take a gamble and found an independent studio - bringing four ex-EA colleagues with him. This new studio, PlaySide, quickly made a name for itself as a creator of accessible and fun mobile games - Catch the Ark, Icy Ropes, and Monkey Ropes all hit the top spot in the App Store.

Today, with over 40 full-time staff, PlaySide is one of the first Australian game studios to focus on Augmented Reality. We spoke with Sakkas about the move from AAA to Indie, and the huge impact of Pokemon Go on Augmented Reality development.