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Glare is Bright, Brilliant, Shiny and Various Other Light Descriptive Adjectives

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  Everyone at PAX was super excited about all the big name things coming out.  I’m included in this.  I’m all a titter over The Elder Scrolls Online, Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and any number of the titles that usually get the spotlight, but one of the games that outshined the rest for me was Glare, a side scrolling action platformer from Phobic Studios.

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The Novelist getting closer to release

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Hey, so remember The Novelist?  The game, in which you play a ghost trying to help guide the lives of a troubled family, is getting closer to a release date.  Kent Hudson, the independent developer behind the game, has provided an update on where development on The Novelist stands.  Read on for the details.

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PAX Indie Roundup

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One of the coolest things about PAX is that independent developers really have a place to shine on the show floor.  Some are scattered about, but most will be found in the Indie Megabooth, which is where I spent a lot of my time.  I saw a lot of games while I was there, and all of them had something unique and interesting to offer.  Here are are just a few of those that really stood out for me, though there are plenty more on the way to be excited about.  

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PAX Australia Indie Games Highlights

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One of the major highlights of PAX Australia were the abundant indie game titles showcased. It was fascinating to see the diverse creativity and innovation of these developers, and unfortunately, three days of PAX still was not enough to sample them all. Here are some our picks of the weekend.

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The PAX Australia that was – event report

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As the dust settles on the first Penny Arcade Expo held here in Australia,  it provides the chance to look back on what was, beyond a doubt, one of the best game themed community events on Australian shores. From the developers featuring their labours of love in the Expo hall to the community events in both the Big Top and the theatres, the three days of PAX Australia showcased the very best of aussie creative talent. If you were a jaded gamer, PAX Australia acted as a shot in the arm of pure, undiluted awesome inspiration.

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Introducing The Novelist, a new game by Kent Hudson

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The name might not be familiar, but his games surely are.  Kent Hudson was a senior designer for AAA titles like Deus Ex: Invisible War and Bioshock 2 before he left the world of corporate studios behind to try his hand at independent development.  The Novelist is the result of that decision, and it looks like it might be something quite special.

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PAX Aus Indie Showcase winners announced

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The countdown is on to what is the biggest gaming festival that Australia has seen in…well…ever. PAX Australia will be delighting gamers everywhere on July 19-21 and the announcements have already started. Up first, the PAX Aus Indie Showcase winners have been announced.

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Pocket Galaxy – a new massively multiplayer, cross platform space adventure

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Are you a Massively Multiplayer Online Experience fan who’s tired of the current offerings and looking for something new? Are you feeling trapped by gameworlds that only let you play via one format? Do you enjoy space adventures and sci-fi shenanigans? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I hope you’re sitting down, because Pocket Galaxy by Spectacle Games is about to rock your MMO loving world.

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“Radballs!” – Keep Running with Mr. Runner 2: The Masks

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Every morning for the last week or so I’ve been waking up and playing a good solid 20 minutes at a time of the newly released for iOS, Mr. Runner 2: The Masks from Zing Games.  Twenty minutes is a long time to play a mobile casual endless runner, particularly when there’s an ugly cat trying it’s best to get you out of bed so it can be fed, so I think it’s safe to say that Mr. Runner 2 does something very right.

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Spotlight on: Frozen Hearth by Epiphany Games

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Frozen Hearth is a real-time strategy game with a difference. If you’re a fan of RTS games and don’t know about this title from Sydney based developer Epiphany Games which is currently part of the Steam Greenlight project, consider this a quick crash-course to pique your interest.

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