Games Review: Hand of Fate 2 (Switch, 2018): A good deal more

July 20, 2018

Hand of Fate 2, the card-based role-player by Brisbane-based Defiant Development, launched on major platforms last year. Its Nintendo Switch port took a little longer to arrive, but arrive it has and, for Switch owners, it was worth the wait.

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Watch this trailer for a game in which you play as an arsehole goose immediately

October 5, 2017

Australian indie developer House House (Push Me, Pull You) dropped a trailer on Monday for their next title, an untitled honk-em-up in which you play a goose that terrorises a village garden.

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Video Games Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PS4, 2017) is an adventure game that won’t tell you what to do

August 29, 2017

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a game that pulls from all sorts of different places for inspiration. It pulls from literature, it pulls from movies and (most often) it pulls from other games. While its inspirations are worn quite proudly on its sleeve, it’s what Yonder does with them that makes it memorable.

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The Working Lunch is giving women the tools they need to enter and flourish in the games industry

August 29, 2017

Almost half of the of all Australians who play video games are female. In the games development space however, women make up only 19% of the total workforce. The Working Lunch, a new initiative from the IGEA and some of Australia’s most prominent female games industry veterans, aims to change that.

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Scott Ludlam’s resignation is a massive blow to the Australian gaming industry, and we’re devastated

July 14, 2017

Earlier this afternoon Western Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam resigned from his positions in the Australian senate and the Greens deputy leadership. The resignation came following the discovery that he had never formally renounced his New Zealand dual citizenship before running in the 2016 federal election. With Ludlam’s departure, the only voice the Australian games […]

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Video Games Review: INSIDE (PS4, 2016)

September 12, 2016

Developer Playdead arrived on the scene in a big way with their moody puzzle-platformer LIMBO only a few years ago. They’re back now with INSIDE, a game that embraces the lessons learned from LIMBO and takes them a step further.... Continue Reading

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E3 2016: EA announces EA Originals program designed to give indie devs a leg up

June 13, 2016

EA have used their EA Play press event to announce EA Originals, a program designed to give independent developers the support they need to complete and release their games.

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Video Games Review: Firewatch (PC, 2016)

February 9, 2016

Firewatch is a game that had me intrigued from the moment I laid eyes on it. The first time I heard anything about it was a trailer during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference. It made me laugh, it made me wonder what its deal was and I quietly kept an eye on it over the […]

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Video Games Review: The Westport Independent (PC, 2016)

January 24, 2016

I’ve already seen The Westport Independent described as “Censorship Simulator” online and, honestly, that’s not a bad way to describe it. A totalitarian Loyalist government is instituting policies that will prevent a free media from informing the masses, but the underground Rebels need the help of your newspaper to help sway public opinion and create […]

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Video Games Review: Shovel Knight (PS4, 2015)

November 3, 2015

There’s been a resurgence in games that trade in the nostalgia surrounding the 8-bit NES-era in the last few years. Where many of the games that seek to capitalise in the look and feel of those games, they rarely capture what really made them special. Shovel Knight isn’t one of those games. Shovel Knight doesn’t […]

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