Did You Know Krome Studios?
- When Krome was formed there were only 5 employees! Krome now employs over 120 staff, is the largest game developer in Australia and is among the top 10 largest indie game developers in the world!
- Some of the characters in the TY the Tasmanian Tiger games are based on Krome employees. Ranger Ken is based on TY’s producer, Lindsay, Gooboo Steve is based on Krome’s Creative Director, Steve Stamatiadis, Johnno is based on John Passfield, Krome’s Design Director and Rex is based on Krome’s CEO, Robert Walsh.
- The Krome team ate so many pizzas during production of the original TY the Tasmanian Tiger that they became Platinum members.
Did You Know Bush Rescue Voice Acting?
- The voice actor of TY the Tasmanian Tiger (in TY 2: Bush Rescue) appeared in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. Greg Ellis plays the officer in the following scene after Jack steals the Inteceptor: (courtesy of imdb.com)
Officer: That’s got to be the best pirate I’ve ever seen.
Norrington: So it would seem.
- On the day Greg Ellis (voice of TY the Tasmanian Tiger) was due in the studio his wife had a baby, but he was such a trouper he came in and did his lines (after his wife had the baby, and with her permission of course!!) To show our appreciation, details of his baby’s birth can be found in a hidden easter egg in the game!
- The voice actor who played Lenny the Lyre Bird, Terry McGovern, was instrumental in coming up with the term ‘Wookiee’ for Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. It happened when he was late for a recording session for one of George Lucas’ student films, and his excuse was ‘I had an accident. I ran over my pet wookey’ – and the term stuck! Terry was also the Stormtrooper in Star Wars (now known as Episode IV) who says "These are not the droids we're looking for." (check out http://www.terrymcgovern.com/starwars.html for more info)
- Debi Mae-West who plays Birrel, Sheila and Orchid is also the voice of Meryl in the Metal Gear Solid series.
Did You Know Bush Rescue?
- If you hit a sheep with an ice rang on any console version of TY 2: Bush Rescue, it launches it into orbit? It was originally a bug but was so funny it was kept in!
- There’s a clue about the next TY game in TY 2: Bush Rescue. Just stand on top of Sly’s Shack and look down on the wheat field…
- In TY 2: Bush Rescue, the Infrarang and Xrang reveal hidden crates and platforms. These are spread all over the place, so always check the sky for secrets!
- TY 2: Bush Rescue was originally going to be a time travelling adventure. The plot changed but the dinosaurs stayed in the final game.