With PAX Australia 2018 right around the corner, Aussie gamers are soon to be flooded with heaps of great new content. From Aussie indies to the best of the rest, we take a look at some of the most eye-catching games featured at PAX, and what we’re looking forward to most.
Necrobarista, Route 59
Necrobarista is a fantasy-themed visual novel based in Melbourne, and smashes the strange world of anime together with classic Australianism. Taking place in a magical Melbourne cafe, the worlds of the living and the dead meet in this stunning-looking title. With a distinct visual style and gorgeous, cinematic storytelling, Necrobarista looks like an absolute treat. – Leah
Mars Underground, Moloch Media
Mars Underground is a 16-bit apocalyptic adventure where you play as Mars on his first day at a new school. However, every day is Mars’ first day at school as every night the world ends, and he is forced to wake up the next day and live it all over again. With a unique time loop that promises a variety of branching storylines and an open world sandbox to explore, Mars Underground takes Groundhog Day to a whole new level. – Matt
Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown, Tin Man Games
Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown is a PSVR exclusive title developed by Tin Man Games, and uses tactical, turn-based strategy to emulate classic card-based gameplay. Essentially, Table of Tales is a tabletop adventure game that uses the power of the PSVR to bring the adventures of the Scoundrels to life. As a huge fan of classic tabletop gaming and its potential in VR, this tale looks like a true gem. – Leah
Spin Rhythm, Super Entertainment
Who said rhythm-based games were dead? Spin Rhythm looks to shake the genre up once again with a fast paced, fluid and colourful music adventure. Complete with a nifty analogue control mechanic that sees you spinning a wheel of coloured notes, Spin Rhythm also aims to pack in an extensive list of electronic music from artists such as Hyper Potions, Subtact and Nitro Fun. As a huge fan of these types of games, I can’t wait to get my hands on this. – Matt
Double Shot, Aberrant Realities
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