While there were plenty of student games on show at PGF, seeing the work of local graduates is a rarity. Going into the festival, I had no idea that Blunder Down Under was the work of a few ex-Tafe students (Matt Halse and Kirsten Mathews), […]

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Showing for the first time at this year’s PGF, Grae Saunders who juggles game development with full-time work. Grae’s first foray into the first-person survival genre, ‘Little Bit Lost’ follows the journey of a science experiment gone wrong, ‘where you wake to find your world […]

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Despite not having been released yet, I’ve already something of a history with BrambleLash. I’ve run into and spoken with co-creators Liam and Sam at several events, and had a chance to play the game on numerous occasions throughout its development. I’ve a special place […]

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Whether you're conscious of the fact or not, at one point or another we have all been victims of the Monopoly Effect. I don't know if this exists [...]

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I was able to play the current version of Merchants of Fury at this year’s Perth Games Festival. It is still quite early in development, but I was able to get a taste of its unique combat mechanic. The mechanic involves clicking your mouse on […]

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Being attracted to bright lights and vibrant colours, my attention was quickly ensnared by a speeding spaceship firing both off at high speed, and in every direction, forever. The ship belonged the game Starlost, described by the developers as a moving turret-defense game, the idea […]

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Hidden away in the back of the mature area, Last DriverZ was one of the few mobile games on show. Aiming for a retro look and an, “I can totally beat my last score,” vibe, the game is intent on keeping you play again and […]

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Catherine is probably one of the strangest games to describe to someone who has never heard of it before. One part romantic horror adventure and one part puzzle-platformer, it’s easily one of the most unique games you’ll ever come across both in aesthetic and how […]

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Showing at PGF this year in the lead up to an early 2017 release, Jacob Janerka’s adventure game Paradigm has managed to attain a cult-like notoriety, attracting the attention of gaming celebrities such as PewDiePie and Edmund McMillen (of Super Meat Boy fame) both for […]

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As we all spilled through the doors at Perth Games Festival, the very first booth I saw was for Thwart Geo – a game akin to classics such as Space Invaders and Asteroids, and contemporary titles such as Geometry Wars. After talking to Jez, one […]

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