Each year we receive over a hundred game submissions and feed them to our judges. They are analyzed, critiqued, and judged until only a few remain, which will all be featured at PAX Aus Online. Here is the Indie Showcase class of 2021!
A Township Tale
Developed by: Alta
Genre: Multiplayer VR RPG
A Township Tale is an open-world RPG designed specifically for VR. Explore the world, master your craft, and forge your tale.
Vault of the Void
Developed by: Spider Nest Games
Genre: Card Game
A roguelite card game where you craft your deck, swapping in and out cards as you progress, perfecting the ultimate combos. Upgrade & customize your cards with Void Stones, infusing them with new abilities to help defeat the insidious minions that stand between you and The Void.
Developed by: DragonBear Studios
Genre: Simulation, Action, Co-op
Run a Magical Inn with friends!
Taram's family Inn has been stolen by an evil wizard! To reclaim your family's legacy, team up with friends, manage your inn, brew potions, cook, and fight in a magical co-op inn adventure for 1-4 players.
Mars First Logistics
Developed by: Ian MacLarty
Mars First Logistics is a physics-based open-world simulation game, where you design, build and control your own mechanical creations to deliver important packages between colony stations on Mars. Earn credits, unlock new technology, upgrade your vehicle and tame the hostile Martian landscape.
Developed by: Jordan Mochi
Genre: Survival Horror, Action Adventure
During the First World War, a lone French soldier must navigate twisted trenches, scavenge for limited supplies and solve complex puzzles - all whilst fighting for survival in the midst of mankind’s most brutal and horrifying conflict. CONSCRIPT is a new take on classic survival horror.
Developed by: Mellow Games
Genre: Narrative Platformer
Go on a journey through a woman’s mind from birth to death in this emotional story platformer. Climb the Tower of Life and gather the pieces of Blueberry's shattered memories, find the missing ones and unravel the mystery of her trauma.
Developed by: James Allen
Genre: Car Racing
Feel the thrill of racing like never before with DRIFT, the next level in tabletop racing games for 2-4 players, featuring the exciting world of drift racing!
Unlike most other racing games, DRIFT simulates the feeling of driving a car using a completely innovative movement mechanic called the TrajecTile system.
On a player’s turn, they use a uniquely shaped set of tiles, TrajecTiles, to plot their car’s movement. The tiles represent the gears of a car. The lower the gear tile played, the shorter the tile but the further it can pivot in the previous tile. So, in first gear, although the car is not moving very far, it has the most maneuverability, while in 5th gear, the car is moving quite far but has the least maneuverability.
Special tiles allow the players to drift their car through turns, earning Edge Points they can then spend to break certain rules of the game and get even further ahead in an all-out race to the finish line! Drift has been a part of the PAX Collaboratory for 2018 and 2019 and was the winner of the Tabletop Game Designers of Australia Prototype of the Year award for 2019
Developed by: Cutlass Boardgames
Genre: Word Game
Drop Letters. Make Words. Score Points. Letter Drop is a fresh twist on your favourite classic boardgames!
Developed by: Two19
Genre: Card Game
Kingless is a fast-paced, easy to learn, hard to master card game. Kingless is designed to capture the imagination as you and 1-5 friends compete for the highest score while sabotaging each other using Dwarf themed cards with rich varied artwork that brings the game to life. Kingless offers a game experience that will have your table yelling and laughing for mostly the right reasons...
Each player has a hand composed of Dwarves, Events and Items drawing from the deck each turn or when certain cards are played. Dwarves and Items have an associated score which when in play counts towards a player's total score. Events can be used to remove other players' Dwarves or even make them your own. Turns are taken sequentially until an end game condition is reached, leaving all players a final turn to either push for the highest score or drag their friends down to their level.
Developed by: Guf Studios
Genre: Tactile 3D Strategy
Floating Floors is a tactile 3D strategy game balance and cunning for 2 to 4 ninjas in 30 minutes. Become the architect of your own domain, creating a labyrinth of floating floorboards for you and your rival to cross as you compete to be the first to claim your opponent’s Bansen seals. But beware, if you misstep and fell to the depths below you must pay penalty to your opponent.
Each turn you will be collecting Jutsu pieces to build platforms for your floating floorboards, using them to create paths across the top of those floorboards, or placing them to counterbalance floorboards to provide you with safe passage across the domains. Each ninja must stay camouflaged on their path of shadow or light, only walking across spaces or Jutsu of their colour.
The first ninja to make their way across the domain and claim all four Bansen seals from their opponent wins the game.