Author: Peter Wilkinson

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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Projection – PAX Aus 2017

Another of the PAX Indie Showcase titles is Projection, which is possibly the most unique style of game I have seen before. The art style for starters is the best example of picking a theme for your game and going all in on it. Shadowplay Studios have created a world based around the lost art of Shadow Theatre, which is amazing in itself and helps it stand out from the crowd but the level of detail that they have put into this design is breathtaking. As your character moves around the level the backgrounds are even pulled down and...

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PAX Aus 2017 Preview

It really is that time of year again. PAX Aus is about to happen for 2017 and this year is building up as the biggest one to date, for me anyway, but overall they seem to be cramming more into everything. If you are travelling to the event or a local that is just going to drop into PAX for a look it is always a great idea to plan what it is you would like to do while you are here. For those travelling to the event, this is extremely important as you do want to make the...

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