PAX Aus Announces Massive Monster Storytime Speaker

PAX Aus Announces Massive Monster Storytime Speaker

Jun 04, 2024

PAX Aus Announces Massive Monster Storytime Speaker

PAX Aus has today announced award-winning game creator Julian Wilton, Creative Director of Massive Monster, as the Storytime Speaker for PAX Aus 2024.

Julian created and sold his first console game at the age of 17 and no one has been able to stop him since. After continuing to create games to support himself whilst studying design at university, Julian and two of his mates started Massive Monster in 2016. Since then, the studio has produced over fifty games, including legendary and multi-award-winning ‘Cult of The Lamb’ which took the whole world by storm in 2022, and ‘Adventure Pals,’  the 2016 PAX Aus Indie Showcase winner.

Julian’s Storytime will open PAX Aus 2024 in the main theatre at midday on Friday 11th October, kicking things off with his journey into game development, the success of Massive Monster and the road to their major publishing deal with UK publisher, Devolver Digital.

PAX Aus is also delighted to welcome Canadian voice actor Mark Meer, best known for his role as the iconic Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect game series. His voice is also featured in a number of other games from BioWare Corp (notably the Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age series), Hinterland Studio's The Long Dark, WB Games' Gotham Knights, and Beamdog's MythForce. 

A fan himself of all things TableTop, Meer was the Keeper of Arcane Lore in Call of Cthulhu: Bookshops of Arkham and its sequel Graveyards of Arkham, and a cast member and guest on several RPG series including Wizards of the Coast's official Dungeons & Dragons Ravenloft stream The Black Dice Society, Vampire the Masquerade: L.A. by Night, Pod by Night, RealmSmith, and Idle Champions.

Following his popular appearance at last year’s PAX Aus, John Robertson and The Dark Room are back to entertain with the world’s only live-action video game. Similar to Wilton, John Robertson started his stand-up comedy career at the age of 17. He now tours the world with The Dark Room, an interactive, deranged cyberpunk comedy game show selling out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and other festivals around the world. The Dark Room has been described by critics as ‘chaotic, thrilling and completely unmissable.

More talent, entertainment and fascinating panels are being locked in along with many more well-loved titles and publishers, with the PAX Aus team hard at work to bring another incredible event to Australia’s passionate gaming community. 

And yes, nobody panic, Sea Shanties will be back!

With three-day badges already sold out, we advise that you get in quickly to avoid missing out on the ultimate celebration of all things gaming. PAX Aus 2024 will take place on October 11th-13th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). For more information and badges, visit the official website or follow the official PAX Aus socials on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Discord, Threads and Tiktok.