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.