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PAX Aus 2018 Indie Showcase winners revealed

Another PAX AUS is almost upon us and the news is starting to come in hot and fast…  The latest string of news to be released is the PAX Aus 2018 Indie Showcase Winners and they’re some of the best we’ve seen yet. Taking place 26-28 October 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the PAX Aus 2018 Indie Showcase will highlight six new and exciting titles from independent developers from Australia and New Zealand.

The winners of the PAX Aus Indie Showcase for 2018 are listed below…

Infliction
Developed by Caustic Reality
http://www.causticreality.com/

Infliction is a surreal horror title that explores the tragic secrets hidden behind the locked doors of an average suburban home. Relentlessly pursued by a vengeful spirit through the remnants of a once-happy family home, players must live long enough to piece together the events and choices that led the characters to this point, finding a way to end the horror. We got a chance to play the Infliction demo, so you can hear our thoughts here.

Spin Rhythm
Developed by Super Entertainment
http://spinrhythmgame.com/

Spin Rhythm is fresh take on rhythm games featuring sharp, colourful visuals where players rotate in time with thumping upbeat music while riding through otherworldly environments.

Double Shot
Developed by Aberrant Realities
https://doubleshotvr.com/

Double Shot brings bartending and gunslinging to the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. Step into the shoes of a slick ‘80s action hero and use elite bartending skills to mix drinks, fend off bad guys and earn stacks of cash in a sleek futuristic setting.

Dissembler
Developed by Ian MacLarty
http://www.dissembler-game.com/

Dissembler is a subtle puzzle game about unravelling bold, abstract designs one colour at a time. Featuring over 120 hand-crafted levels, Dissembler is a gentle experience that guides the player through solving complex puzzles requiring planning and lateral thinking. We got hands on with with this this amazing game and you can read our thoughts on Dissembler here.

Major League teleBlast
Developed by Tim Veletta
https://www.timveletta.com

Major League teleBlast is a sports game with a twist. Outblast opponents in fast paced combat with up to 4 players using explosive teleportation powers that can cause damage to both yourself and others, making each round a hectic battle for supremacy.

Mars Underground
Developed by Moloch Media
https://www.molochmedia.com/

Mars Underground, influenced by classic LucasArts adventure games, 16-bit SNES RPGs and films like Groundhog Day and Donnie Darko, is an apocalyptic adventure game where players can explore the possibilities of a time loop.

Luke Lancaster, PAX Australia’s content manager has said “The rest of the world should fidget uncomfortably, because the work we see every year from Aussie and New Zealand developers is compelling beyond compare. 2018’s Indie Showcase winners are no different, and PAX is incredibly proud to share these six games with everyone come October.”

The six winners were chosen from a huge array of submissions by an elite panel of industry veterans, and will join the ranks of previous Showcase winners such as Hollow Knight, Hacknet and Objects in Space. This year’s PAX Aus 2018 Indie Showcase will be featured in PAX Rising, an area on the exhibition floor dedicated to indie games. The PAX Rising Indie Showcase is simply a sample of some the best indie games our local industry has to offer, and as fans of the indie gaming scene here at Checkpoint we can’t suggest enough that you take the time to check out the PAX Rising section of the exhibition floor. PAX Australia 2018 runs from October 26 – 28 in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.