XR:WA, WA’s first festival of everything immersive reality and games is almost here and we’re super excited to announce the full amazing lineup for Playup Perth Games Zone that will be happening during the festival, proudly presented by Sentient Computing.
When: 12-14 July 2019 (9:30 to 5:15 daily), Pan Pacific Hotel Perth
What: a smorgasbord of local games on offer from super fun multiplayer games and quirky arcade shooters to award-winning love stories and quieter narrative driven games. If you’re a little unfamiliar with our dev community you’ll be blown away by what’s being created in this state.
From students to industry leaders and anything in between, check out our XR:WA games lineup below!
GHOST CAM is an immersive, choose your own adventure where you search for ghosts to capture in a photo – at your own risk! Powered by 360 video, gaze-directed interactivity, and a pop culture obsession, this genre-jumping, virtual reality experience gets you up close with the supernatural and beyond.
Lost and Hound is an investigative adventure so finely tuned that players of all abilities, including blindness, can rise to the challenge of using a dog’s heightened senses to track people that are lost.
Acrylica is a physics based puzzle game, where you control the physics paint that lets you traverse through a subway system.
Henosis is a mysterious 2D Platform Puzzler which leverages unique and surreal visuals Players are propelled into a weird and visceral world where they take control of a small, viscous blue blob as they must overcome obstacles, enemies and puzzles throughout each level while collecting tokens to open up the exit portal. The game uses unique player mechanics and abilities in order to traverse around platforms. 5 Levels are available in this demo.
Splatterpus is a fast-paced, yet contemplative Arcade shooter about raising a virtual pet. Shipwrecked on Planet Earth, the Splatterpus has only one hope for survival: YOU and your ability to rack up high scores (which is the traditional food of the Splatterpus, obviously). Adventure through 30 chapters, unlocking new colour palettes, soundscapes, and toys as you raise your Splatterpus and watch him evolve!
An open world platformer (metroidvania) based on Ned Kelly. The bush has been taken over by a toxic green pollution and Ned must find out how to stop it, and who is behind the army of evil clone animals.
Search the open depths in your run down submarine in this narrative adventure game.
Little Bit Lost is a survival voxel game where a molecular diminishment experiment has gone horribly wrong. You awaken to find that your world is an awful lot bigger. Fight to survive against ants, spiders and a variety of creepy crawlies in an effort to return yourself to normal size.
Hien Pham (pronounced h-ee-uh-n fam) is a queer digital artist specializing in gentle and optimistic comics. He grew up in Vietnam on war stories before moving and finding a home in Australia. His work revolves around respite, around caring and loving and being loved and cared for. He explores his own experiences with body image, gray-asexuality, and mental health through multi-award nominated comics and interactive fiction.
Ellie Balson creates small, funny and meaningful videogames in her spare time and enjoys the flexibility that this process gives her to explore ideas and keep motivated. Ellie frequently exhibits at Potluck Collective. You can find a lot of her work on her ever expanding itch.io page.
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