Submissions for the PAX Aus Indie Showcase for 2018 are now open.
Highlighting the best of the Australian & New Zealand Indie scene, the PAX Aus Indie Showcase brings six titles selected by industry vets to the show floor at PAX this year. Previous winners from the 5-year history of the competition include The Gardens Between, Objects in Space, and Hacknet.
The winning developers will receive significant promotion from PAX Aus across websites, social media, and showguides, as well as a free booth in the Expo Hall.
Entry fees for the competition are $50 and you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
a. You are a New Zealand- or Australia-based independent developer without a traditional publisher-developer relationship in place
b. You are not be funded by an outside party, government grants or crowdsourcing excluded
c. Your game is in at least beta form
Submissions close on July 22. Developers interested in submitting their games may do so at the official site.
PAX Aus 2018 will take place on October 26 to 28 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Forts is a physics-based RTS where foes design and build custom bases, arm them to the teeth and blast their opponent’s creations to rubble.
Build an armoured fort in real-time and arm it to the teeth. Collect resources, develop your tech-tree, unlock advanced weapons to target your opponent’s weak points, and feel the satisfaction as their fort comes crashing down.
Grabity is a physics-based, arena brawler where 2-4 players wield grab guns to turn objects into lethal projectiles or makeshift shields. Twin-stick twitch reflexes combine with tactical thinking in this side-on, 2.5D grab ’em up – best enjoyed with friends couch-style for maximum trash-talk and combat shenanigans!
Projection is a 2D shadow puppet game about light manipulation, curiosity and lost art. When the world is made of shadows, the one who can control the light can control the world. The themes of the game are closely related with popular tales from Indonesia, China, Turkey, Greece, and England.
Sky Noon is a multiplayer first-person shooter set in an alternate Wild West, where Smash Brothers inspired push and pull combat takes place on floating islands.
Players are equipped with a grappling hook, a lasso and an arsenal of weapons and abilities, found in randomised weapon crates on the maps, designed to knock other players away. There is no health in Sky Noon, instead players need to outflank and outplay their opponents to knock them off the ‘Floating Frontier’, an alternate Western world in the clouds!
The Gardens Between is an adventure puzzle game where best friends Arina and Frendt fall into a world of mysterious gardens. Together the duo will traverse backwards and forwards through moments in time. The Gardens Between tells an evocative story about what it means to grow up, what must be let go what should never be left behind.
The Impossible VR Party Game. Challenge your friends to a marathon of ridiculous challenges. Deceivingly simple and hilarious for players and audiences that is sure to bring the room to its feet.
Players will compete in a kart race to achieve the furthest distance. But beware, in order to advance you will have to overcome impossible challenges. Gameplay specifically designed for VR that puts players dexterity, intelligence and reflexes to the test.