July 4th, 2018

Early Bird Promotion Winners

Our Early Bird promotion with EB Expo has drawn to a close.

Congratulations to our ten winners, who have each won their choice of ten new release games at EB Games.

- Connor H
- Luke M
- Rafael C
- Matthew P
- Richard J
- Brad C
- Holly W
- Marco D
- Michael P
- Caitlin P

May 31st, 2018

PAX Aus Indie Showcase 2018 Game Submissions are Now Open

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.

Submit your game to the PAX Aus Indie Showcase

May 21st, 2018

So you wanna do a PAX Panel?

Great! We’d love to hear from you, and submissions for PAX Aus 2018 are now open! If you have something to say about gaming and need a crowd, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more passionate, engaged, and thoughtful audience than the tens of thousands of gamers from around the world that converge on PAX. This year we have over a hundred hours of theatre content to be filled.

“But PAX,” you ask, “How do I make sure my panel has the best chance of being accepted?”

Well, that seems like a very convenient inquiry with a questionable anthropomorphization of PAX tacked on to it. But since you asked so nicely…

Each panel is an hour long and we look for speakers who can fill it with energetic, intelligent, and fascinating stuff about gaming. We want things that our audience will find relevant to the gaming industry and gaming culture, from discussion panels to tutorials to live gameplay. It could be a panel on the evolution of character creation. It could be a blindfolded boss rush. It could be a how-to on setting up a podcast studio at home. Get creative!

Now, the fun bit. Hop on over to the submission site, and let us know what you’d like to do at PAX. We’d love to hear all about it.

If you have any questions about panels at all, feel free to shoot an email through to paxaus_panels@paxsite.com.

May 7th, 2018

Storytime with Rhianna Pratchett

Rhianna Pratchett is an award-winning writer for games, comics, film, TV and the occasional short story. She has wrestled the wild beasts of narrative on titles such as Heavenly Sword, Mirror’s Edge, the Overlord series, Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Her work has received awards from the WGA, the WGGB, DICE, SXSW, and a BAFTA nomination. Rhianna has worked for DC and Dark Horse (notably Mirror’s Edge and Tomb Raider) and is currently writing film and TV projects with the Jim Henson Company, Film4 and O3 Productions. She likes hard liquor and soft cats.

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March 13th, 2018

EB Expo joins forces with PAX Australia

PAX Aus, like the universe itself, expands every year. Also much like the universe, it will now contain EB Expo. That’s right. The two biggest gaming shows in Australia and New Zealand are coming together for the ultimate celebration of games and gaming culture.

Think about PAX Aus. Go to your happy place. Maybe it’s PC Freeplay. It might be the Omegathon final. It could even be the Queue Hall, before the show opens. That’s okay. We’re not here to judge. All of that PAXness will be back in 2018.

Now throw in PAX Aus playing host to EB Expo, including a dedicated area for the largest publishers in the world to showcase their upcoming titles, developer presentations in the EB Expo Live Theatre, and Australia’s biggest pop-up EB Games store.

That’s more PAX than you can shake a joystick at. Not that you would shake a joystick.