Playup Perth! #4

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Date(s) - 30/08/2014
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

State Library of Western Australia





  • Saturday 30 August, 2014
  • 1pm-3pm
  • State Library of Western Australia (25 Francis Street, Perth)
  • $10 entry (RSVP)

Each playup, we playtest new games and game prototypes and give feedback to the designers so they can make them even better. All welcome: players, game designers, and those curious about becoming game designers! We love physical games, community games, hybrid games, street games, alternate reality games… or something we’ve never thought of yet.

Great news, this event is open to everyone 13 and over!

We will be playtesting (more to be announced soon)

1.) aa91d758-2c54-483e-9767-08a82438568fSquare Heroes is a fast paced comic arena shooter featuring competitive online-multiplayer modes. Up to 4 players can battle it out locally or join online matches together. Game modes include Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Gnome. Humanity is again relying on the Square Avengers to survive a vicious alien onslaught. Unfortunately for humanity, our Avengers are busy trying to win this year’s Best and Squarest tournament. Hone your skills by taking on the encroaching alien horde, or skip straight to the main event and challenge your friends to one of the hilarious and frantic online skirmish modes. Square Heroes is due for release on PC this October with other desktop and console platforms to follow.

2.) James Paddock’s ‘The Adventures of Square’ : a new interactive game by James Paddock where you play as Square, a character in a mission to find the brilliant Doctor Octagon and rescue him from the clutches of the Circle of Evil, a mysterious cult hellbent on the domination of Shape Land. Square will square off against terrible monsters and impossible traps in order to prove that he’s no square when it comes to justice. Guide him to the center of the Circle’s domain, unravel their malicious plot, and win the day fair and square.

Why are we now charging for tickets?

We wanted to keep this event free and accessible to all while at the same time making it a useful resource for developers to test their games. As a free event, we found that we would get a lot of people signing up to come, but then not showing, which makes it very difficult for us to properly plan events and match the right number of attendees to the right number of games. This issue has become even more pressing now that the event has become quite popular. So, to make sure we can offer a fun and useful event, we’ve instituted a small fee for each event.

If, for whatever reason, you need a free ticket, please email us ( and we will get you a complimentary ticket, no questions asked.


About Play Up Perth

PlayUp Perth is a joint initiative of FTI and Atmosphere industries to connect games developers and encourage playfulness. Games developers are encouraged to sign up to have their new games and game prototypes tried out, to receive feedback from participants, which will help make their games even better.

For Game Developers: If you have a game you would like to test please contact FTI Director of Interactive Programs, Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie on or (08) 9431 6709. We’d love to see some more physical games, community games, hybrid games, street games, alternate reality games… or something we’ve never thought of yet.

If you’re interested in coming along, you can register your attendance here.