Our region's best, shortlisted by industry veterans.
PAX AUS 2018 Indie Showcase games have today been announced by the event’s organisers.
“The rest of the world should fidget uncomfortably, because the work we see every year from Aussie and New Zealand developers is compelling beyond compare,” said Luke Lancaster, Content Manager of PAX AUS.
“2018’s Indie Showcase winners are no different, and PAX is incredibly proud to share these six games with everyone come October.”
A total of six games were selected from “hundreds” of submitted titles. The shortlisted titles are as follows:
- Developed by Super Entertainment
Spin Rhythm is fresh take on rhythm games featuring sharp, colourful visuals where players rotate in time with thumping upbeat music while riding through otherworldly environments.
- Developed by Caustic Reality
Infliction is a surreal horror title that explores the tragic secrets hidden the behind locked doors of an average suburban home. Relentlessly pursued by a vengeful spirit through the remnants of a once-happy family home, players must live long enough to piece together the events and choices that led the characters to this point and find a way to end the horror.
- Developed by Aberrant Realities
Double Shot brings bartending and gunslinging to the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. Step into the shoes of a slick ‘80s action hero and use elite bartending skills to mix drinks, fend off bad guys and earn stacks of cash in a sleek futuristic setting.
- Developed by Ian MacLarty
Dissembler is a subtle puzzle game about unravelling bold, abstract designs one colour at a time. Featuring over 120 hand-crafted levels, Dissembler is a gentle experience that guides the player through solving complex puzzles requiring planning and lateral thinking.
Major League teleBlast
- Developed by Tim Veletta
Major League teleBlast is a sports game with a twist. Outblast opponents in fast paced combat with up to 4 players using explosive teleportation powers that can cause damage to both yourself and others, making each round a hectic battle for supremacy
- Developed by Moloch Media
Mars Underground, influenced by classic LucasArts adventure games and 16-bit SNES RPGs and films like Groundhog Day and Donnie Darko, is an apocalyptic adventure game where players can explore the possibilities of a time loop.
Congratulations to those games and developers shortlisted.
PAX Aus 2018 takes place over 26-28 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.