The Runaway Play Team

Runaway is an independent game developer and publisher based in Dunedin New Zealand. We build beautiful games inspired by the natural world, and supportive communities that our players are proud to belong to for years.

It is our dream to grow the leading global brand in nature gaming, producing a portfolio that has a positive impact on our players lives while progressing games as an artform and providing one of the best places in the world to work as a game developer.

Games are Engines of Happiness
Trusted Brand For Life
Players Come First
Building a Culture of Excellence
Nature is the Greatest Wonder
Runaway Play's History

Our History

Founded in 2010, Runaway began as the games division of world renowned factual television production company Natural History New Zealand. The first game we released was Flutter: Butterfly Sanctuary, originally released for Facebook before we moved to producing mobile games. We now have three wonderful mobile games - Flutter, Splash and Starlight! Runaway worked in partnership with publisher DeNA for three years, and in 2015 transitioned to being a self publisher. Now we do all the things!


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