A friend of mine once remarked, “The reason music is in games is to sync up to the animations.” Simply put, I lost my shit. “You uncultured swine,” I silently thought to myself, “music is lost on you, you petty, vapid slut of culturally ignorant […]

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Making a game is a daunting task. You can spend years designing and building a game, ironing out every kink that may present itself, but this need not be the only way. If your passion burns like a skin-tight aerobics costume, you could try your […]

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It’s almost painful to think that the last Playup Perth was over six months ago. Thankfully, Playup is back and ready to make a more significant mark on the local scene. The brand has updated its look and teamed up with the City of Perth […]

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The modern platformer is a difficult beast to wrangle one’s head around. We live in a post-Super Meat Boy world where platformers have to be hard as nails to satisfy all those damn speedrunners. On the other hand, Mario is still jumping away after 30+ […]

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Despite being such a tight-knit community, there are still plenty of games in Perth that fly under the radar. I – and probably most people attending the event – had never heard of Project Wingman until PGF had rolled around. To be honest, it’s almost […]

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It can be challenging to convince people that the Perth games scene is as good as it is. It’s not a matter of quality but visibility, and it’s not easy to advertise local games when everyone’s eyes are locked on Steam and PUBG. One look […]

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ELEX Review

ELEX is a game that has a great idea but awful execution. While there are moments to roleplay, the progression feels incredibly forced, and combat is a wholly unenjoyable experience. You can’t go and be the Jax you want to be without spending far too […]

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Seeing how differently a game plays after a year of development is always fascinating. The controls might be little different, the camera might handle differently, and you can end up playing a very different game. Chroma Shift, however, feels almost exactly the same as it […]

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Elegance and simplicity are two sides of a very heavy coin. It’s difficult to flip the coin the right way up, but when it happens, you end up with the likes of Mighty Games. After the rampant success of Crossy Road, a few of the […]

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I know a few terms in Japanese, but I really don’t. If you add shimasu onto the end of a word, it becomes a verb. This ground-breaking discovery has led me to add shimasu to just about everything I say, appropriate or not. Drive-shimasu, game-shimasu, […]

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