Month: October 2017

Super Hype Train Ep21 – PAX Rising Review

This week the crew record live in the same room for the first time ever which is an amazing experience. The team discuss the best of the PAX Rising Indie development area in PAX Aus 2017. We discuss titles such as Party Crashers, Rumu, West of Loathing, Chromashift, Projection, The Gardens Between, Paperville Panic and much more. Give it a listen and let us know what you are excited for.

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Rainbow Reef – PAX Aus 2017

My first official appointment at PAX Aus this year was to sit down with Nico King, the Creative Director behind the upcoming mobile title, Rainbow Reef. Once again,  a title I had no experience with and yet I was totally drawn in by the trailer for the game about building a reef and looking after it so you attracted new and rare species to the reef. Being a Queenslander now and spending some of my time in North Queensland I know the importance of the reef to the future of our that area and any game that would be...

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The Gardens Between – PAX Aus 2017

At PAX Australia this year there are about 80 developers showing their game to the masses. Six of these titles have been selected out to be part of the PAX Australia Indie Showcase and The Gardens Between is a perfect example of why these titles got selected above the rest. I really know going in that the number of Indie titles coming out of Australia had increased but this year showed off how much the quality and diversity has increased too. The Voxel Agents have really got a fun, challenging, simple and beautiful game on their hands with The...

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West of Loathing – PAX Aus 2017

With such a huge showing of indie developers at this year’s PAX Australia, I went into the show not really knowing what to expect. I had my eye on a couple of titles but most were unknown quantities going in. I had not played Kingdom of Loathing from Asymmetric Productions so when the email came through to say they had a new game, West of Loathing, to show on the show floor I didn’t know what I would get from this game about stick figured cowboys.   It was pitched to me as a comedy RPG set in the...

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PAX Aus 2017 – The Journey – The Final Day

We started late again today, with the doors not opening until 10am. Chef Joey jumped back into the kitchen, but then bailed out and made me cook my own breakfast of bacon and eggs. Not really, I offered because he was eating. See, I can be a nice guy sometimes too! Mat, Joey and I then started the walk back to PAX Aus and got to talking about how much we have all enjoyed this weekend. Once we were through the doors, Mat and I made a beeline for the Another Indie stand in the PAX Rising area. I...

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