PC Mag Australia – Australia Leads the Charge in 2015 Global Game Jam

This weekend over 16,000 people across 78 countries will come together in the annual Global Game Jam (GGJ) where teams of designers, developers and artists come together to form teams and produce games based on a prescribed theme within 48 hours. “GGJ is about having fun and creating something that’s awesome because the time andContinue reading “PC Mag Australia – Australia Leads the Charge in 2015 Global Game Jam”

PC Mag Australia – Perfect Aussie Indie Games to Play These Holidays

There were a lot of quality indie games at PAX this year. But these are the games that I went home and could not stop thinking about. I downloaded them, I played the still-unfinished demos, I talked about them with others online. The thing about Australian indie games is that everyone is focused on quality.Continue reading “PC Mag Australia – Perfect Aussie Indie Games to Play These Holidays”

PC Mag Australia: Aussie STEM prize winners establish scholarship

Josh Caratelli and Liam McLachlan took out the top prize at the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge for their Unreal-based game Smog Game which earlier this week we said was worthy of playing with the big guys at PAX 2015. But it’s what these Year 12 students did next that got our attention. They donatedContinue reading “PC Mag Australia: Aussie STEM prize winners establish scholarship”

PC Mag Australia: Kids take on the pros at Australian STEM games challenge

This year PAX Australia played host to the awards ceremony for the first Inaugural Australian STEM Games Challenge, which attracted over 550 school-aged participants to create their own games that were “interactive, stimulating and meaningful.” These games were easily as good as some indies already on the market; and I don’t mean any disservice toContinue reading “PC Mag Australia: Kids take on the pros at Australian STEM games challenge”

PC Mag Australia: PAX in the age of Gamer Gate

The gaming industry held its breath this weekend as gamers, developers and journos of Australia flocked to Melbourne for the Penny Arcade Expo. There was an air of excitement in the more serious panels. Politics, education, journalism, parenting, medical care, LGBT representation; the sessions were well-attended and the audience were keen to make a differenceContinue reading “PC Mag Australia: PAX in the age of Gamer Gate”