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PAX Indie Roundup

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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The PAX Australia that was – event report

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

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


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

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

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

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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Defense Grid: Containment bringing more aliens to steal your cores

Good news for PC fans of Defense Grid, the popular and award-winning tower defense game in which players fend off waves of increasingly challenging aliens trying to steal their energy cores.

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FTL: Faster Than Light


Under my watch countless brave men, women, bug-people, rockoids and robots have been sent to their doom in defence of the Federation. Each starship crew valiantly stared down death, and all subsequently were jettisoned into the cold dark void of space. Why crews continue to sign up to my ill-fated squadron I’ll never know. Of course, my disastrous space-military career is based in the imaginary Federation of FTL: Faster Than Light, an indie rougelike-like space sim created by Subset Games and funded by a Kickstarter campaign. 

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Review: Retro City Rampage


Retro City Rampage began as Brian Provinciano’s remake of Grand Theft Auto 3 for the NES, and much like the GTA games, you start off doing one thing, then get distracted which results in having more fun playing around than you would have if you just finished the mission. I’m glad this game exists. So many games rely on some pixel art and a couple of “A winner is you” references and think that it accurately captures what the 80’s pop culture/video game scene was like. Retro City Rampage finally gets it right.

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