Secret Lab builds video games and mobile applications, and teaches video game and mobile application development.

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Secret Lab builds video games and mobile apps, and teaches game and app development through books and online training.


Secret Lab is an mobile consulting and product development company based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. We focus on native iOS and Android apps and games for phones and tablets, as well as Unity games for a wide range of platforms.

Secret Lab designs and builds original game concepts while simultaneously creating games under contract for other developers and publishers. Our work has been nominated for and won numerous local, national, and international awards, including BAFTA awards, IGF awards, iAwards, and TasICT awards.

We're currently building the mobile version of multi-award winning narrative adventure game, Night in the Woods.

Our clients and partners have included:

  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Qantas
  • National Science Week
  • Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Finji

We also offer world-class developer training throughout Australia and New Zealand for both iOS and Unity. Secret Lab co-founders, Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison have authored over half a dozen books on app and game development, published worldwide through O'Reilly Media and Wiley. 

Take a look at what we've built, check out what we're working on, grab one of our books, attend one of our training sessions, or just write in to say hello.