Terms & Conditions - Aus Indie Showcase 2023


 a.  Announcement on Penny Arcade as being selected for the PAX Aus Indie Showcase.
 b.  Announcement on the PAX Aus site as being selected for PAX Aus Indie Showcase.
 c.  Four Exhibitor Badges for PAX Aus 2024.
 d.  An Indie Showcase stand space at PAX Aus for you and your team to demo your game to tens and thousands of gamers, media and industry-folk. We can provide a monitor and speakers if requested earlier than 30 days before the show, however your space will not include any additional hardware for your demo to play on (you'll need your own video adapters to display your game on the monitor).
 e.  The opportunity to appear on a PAX AUS Panel to share all the cool things about your game and the development process.


 a.  You are an Aotearoa New Zealand - or Australia-based independent developer or tabletop designer without a traditional publisher-developer relationship in place.
 b.  You are not funded by an outside party, government grants or crowdsourcing excluded.
 c.  Your game is in at least beta form.


In order to have our judges consider your game for The PAX Aus Indie Showcase, you must do the following:
  a.  Navigate to the Penny Arcade site and pay the submission fee via the "Add to Cart" button.
  b.  Fill out the form found here. Applications close June 20th 2024.
  c.  If you would like to mail any special equipment or hardware please email [email protected] to arrange delivery. Anything sent to judges cannot be returned. 
  d.  Upload a copy of your game to an accessible location (a secured FTP is preferred) or mail a physical copy to our offices. Email these instructions to [email protected].

Anything sent to judges cannot be returned. Keep in mind we are specifically looking for fun factor and a great gameplay experience. Yes, art, audio and stunning visuals can certainly affect the experience, but we aren't dishing out individual awards for those categories.

Those selected to be in The PAX Aus Indie Showcase winners will be notified via email by July 24th 2024.


By submitting your game for consideration as an individual or company, you must agree to the following rules and regulations.

  a.  The PAX Aus Indie Showcase was created for independent games, so if it is discovered you do not meet the requirements you will be automatically disqualified and your entry fee will not be refunded.
  b.  What you submit as far as intellectual property and/or copyright must be owned by you or the company you are submitting for. By submitting the game you're not infringing on any other intellectual property owners.
  c.  If you are submitting for a company, you must be authorised to do so. No going to the team the day before PAX and yelling surprise!
  d.  You understand the decisions made by the judges are final. No whining. No complaining. No crying. No appeals. No calling in favours.
  e.  You agree that it's okay for PAX and PAX organisers to use screenshots, videos, your names, pictures and other assets from your submitted game for marketing purposes.
  f.  PAX and PAX organisers can cancel or revoke your submission or PAX Aus Indie Showcase status at any time for any reason whatsoever. Although we are not cruel and unreasonable people, we have to say this so developer X doesn't go sue-crazy on us if we pull their game after they are caught beating up old ladies the week before PAX Aus.
  g.  If chosen to be in The PAX Aus Indie Showcase, you or a representative must be able to demo the game live at PAX Aus 2023, October 6th - 8th in Melbourne, Victoria during all open exhibition hours. Setup begins on October 6th. Four complimentary exhibitor passes will be given to each game team, however flight and accommodations will not be provided.

Once you receive your Order Confirmation, please fill out the form found here.

You must submit this form by 11:59pm (AEST) the evening of June 20th, to be eligible, no exceptions. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. Thanks!