PAX Aus 2016 Indie Showcase Winners Revealed

PAX Aus 2016 will showcase six incredible indie games as a part of their PAX Indie Showcase. It aims to highlight the best of the best when it comes to the Indie game marketplace.

This year’s winners have officially been selected and will appear in the “Indie Showcase” section of the show floor at this year’s PAX Aus.

The winners are:

The Adventure Pals from Massive Monster

The Adventure Pals is a quirky game about friendship involving a small boy and the crazy adventures he goes on with his giraffe and pet rock. The boy must explore his childhood as he goes on an epic quest to rescue his papa from being turned into a hot dog.


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The Eyes of Ara from 100 Stones Interactive

Alone on a remote island stands an ancient weathered castle, steeped in legend and shrouded in mystery. For years it has remained quiet and undisturbed, and yet still the townspeople recall old stories of restless dreams, violent storms, and the eerie glow of ghostly lights dancing in the mist. Recently a mysterious radio signal has begun broadcasting from somewhere within the ancient walls. Something inside the castle has awoken, and someone needs to venture inside to uncover the truth…


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Mini Metro from Dinosaur Polo Club

Mini Metro is a strategy simulation game about designing a subway map for a growing city. Draw lines between stations and get your trains running. Keep your lines efficient by redrawing them as new stations open. Decide where to use your limited resources. How long can you keep the city moving?

AN: We have actually reviewed Mini Metro in the past, as well as awarding it one of Christmas Crackers for Best Visuals of 2015


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Objects in Space from Flat Earth Games

Objects in Space is a modem-punk stealth space-trading game set in Apollo – a huge cluster of star systems dozens of light years away from Earth. You are a lonesome ship’s captain, buying and selling wares in order to keep your bucket of bolts afloat and stay one step ahead of pirates, organised criminals, corrupt governments and shady laws. 


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Paradigm from Jacob Janerka

Paradigm is a surreal point-and-click adventure game set in the strange and post-apocalyptic world of Krusz; a land inspired by a mix of Eastern Europe and the 70’s and 80’s.  You play as the unattractive yet over-confident mutated Paradigm, who must prevail through inconvenient trials to overcome the insecure-yet-tyrannical sloth antagonist, Olof! Imagine a cross between The Mighty Boosh, Lucas Arts adventures and Fallout


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Wildfire from Sneaky Bastards

Wildfire is a stealth platformer where you have the ability to control the elements of fire, water, and earth. As this rare latent power unexpectedly manifests within you, you’ll find yourself pursued by a deadly army of swordswomen, skilled archers, and their vicious trained animals who fear what you are capable of. Sneak in shadows, creep through tall grass, and conceal yourself in smoke as you summon fire to terrify your foes. Douse infernos with water or freeze enemies in ice. Grow grass to hide in or vines to reach new heights. Use your enemies’ fear against them to create opportunities to slip past, or trick them into their own demise – but be careful that the fires you start don’t grow out of control and scorch everything in their path – including you!


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  • Katrina Filippidis

    As a stealth/adventure game lover, I was really excited for both Wildfire and Paradigm. But after reading this article and checking out those awesome screenshots, I’ve just learned about even more great games:D