- July 12 to 14 2019
- Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth
- Discounted tickets: use this link and use this code: xrfriend where you see the ACCESS CODE link. Choose the ticket type you like and you’re done – aside from reserving for some of the ticketed sessions.
A listing of all the special themed events we've run.
THIS SATURDAY, get ready for an all-ages special edition of Playup Perth for the Propel Youth Arts WA’s KicksART Festival 2017!
Featuring games created for and by local young people, this is a great way for young people to try out the latest games in development and meet the people behind their creation. Not only will you get to try out the latest unreleased games, you’ll get a chance to make them better.
This event is open to all ages, and is family friendly. If you’re a young gamer, game maker, are thinking about a career in the games industry or just feel like a fun afternoon of gaming with your friends and family, this event is for you!
See you on the 22nd!
- Date: Saturday, 22nd April 2017
- 1:00pm – 4:00pm
- Carpe Coffee, 526 Murray St, Perth
- This event is FREE, but you’ve got to register now!
- Delicious tea, coffee and sandwiches and snacks available for purchase, so you can make an afternoon of it
- Proudly presented by Propel Youth Arts WA and supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities
Featured Games and Experiences (so far…*)
3) The Coins of McGuffin TCG – The card game for fans of…well…everything! TV shows, books, video games or movies, everyone has a fandom they love. The Coins of McGuffin TCG pitches your fandom against others in a card battling arena. For 2-5 players you can create custom decks representing your fandom from your favorite media or discover new fandoms as you collect them all.
4) Starlost by Hoodwinked Studio is a blend of tower defence, mining and bullet hell, mixed to perfection!
* More games will be announced soon!
Special Event Sponsors
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Can I submit my game, too?
Yes! Playup Perth has a rolling submissions process for all games, so there is still time to register. Simply complete the application form on our website. If you have any questions about the sign-up process, you can contact us any time.
Hello Playup Perthers!
We have a few spots left if you want to show off your VR content (can be finished or in production) — email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
See you on March 24!
- Friday, March 24th 2017
- 6:00pm – 10:30pm
- The Nostalgia Box, 3/16 Aberdeen St, Perth WA 6000
- TICKETS: $7 (FTI members) / $10 (regular)
- This event is 18+
(There will be a discounted bar)
Featured VR Games and Experiences
2.) Stirfire Studio‘s Symphony of the Machine. An ancient machine controls the weather and its creators are long gone. You must perform the ritual and come to understand its workings to save your crops.
3.) Savage Cabbage‘s The Drowning Dungeons. Every 5 years, the Lord and Lady of the Draemarian provinces “invite” a guest to escape from their Drowning dungeon. Should the poor soul escape they will be granted their reward of freedom, however if they perish, their soul and life essence is siphoned through the magic of the dungeon to the Lord and Lady, extending their lifespan and allowing them to continue to rule with an iron fist. Can you survive The Drowning Dungeons?
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(Read about last year’s Playup Perth: Global Game Jam Edition from last year here.)
- Friday, February 3rd 2017
- 6pm til late
- The Nostalgia Box*, 3/16 Aberdeen St, Perth WA 6000 (100% wheelchair accessible)
- $7 (FTI members) / $10 (regular)
- Cheap drinks all night! (this event is 18+)
- Buy tickets here.
GGJ is an international event that simultaneously brings together talented individuals from all around the globe, challenging them to develop a game in 2 days around a central theme. The aim is to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 48 hours.
In Jan 2016, GGJ had over 600 locations in 93 countries create 6866 games in one weekend. The theme was ‘Ritual’, with Perth contributing 20 brand new and local prototypes, some of which went onto become fully realised games: ‘Symphony of the Machine‘ (Stirefire Studios) and ‘Banishment’ (Black Mirror Games), BOTH of which have been Playtested at Playup Perth previously.
2017’s Local GGJ, hosted by Let’s Make Games, will be held at SAE Northbridge (116-120 Roe St) from Fri 20th – Sun 22nd of Jan. All creatives are welcome to attend, including writers, artists and musicians (GGJ always needs more Musicians). Sign up for #GGJPerth here.
Games tested at this Playup:
1.) Grae Saunders’ Microwave-O-Rama –
Run a diner kitchen with the latest cooking tools. Order more stock and do it all again!
2.) Aaran Gicquel’s Mad Huey!! –
Huey the God of surf has flipped his lid. Now it’s time to surf to survive. Steer clear of obstacles & Huey’s “Waves of Fury” using your radical wave power. Achieve the “Most Excellent” respect status to impress Huey by creating waves on the beat!
3.) Colton Onderwater’s Call of Coolthulu: Makin’ Waves
Be a cool guy; summoned from the depths to bring good times, walk with the beat to the music to make sick waves and party down.
4.) Joshua Waring’s Pulse –
Pulse is a platformer set in darkness… Really… You can’t see anything besides your character. The only way to see is by releasing a pulse of light to detect what is around you.
You find yourself in a dark abandoned facility, searching for life. What do you do next? Cortex is a cyberpunk first person explorer.
6.) Hien Pham’s Ravelength –
¸.•*¨*•Match the wavelength to max the ravelength!•*¨*•.¸
To be a successful DJ you need to play music that matches the vibes of the people on the dance floor. Match the sound of your tracks to the wavelengths of the three dancers!
7.) Liam Kinsella’s Irradiate My Heart –
Irradiate My Heart is an asymmetrical 2-player platformer about the ultimate battle of good versus evil! Play as a highly advanced nano-bot or a sentient tumour. Eradicate the cancer with your gamma radiation.
8.) Ashley Fraser’s Curse You Merciful Poseidon –
Play as your god and sink your opponent’s ship. (Local Multiplayer Arena)
9.) RAEZ’ Byzantine Prize –
Use your fleet of vessels to grab the byzantine treasure whilst avoiding the other opposing teams and the sentient waves trying to stop everyone from entering their territory.
10.) Bytesprite Games Pitch Imperfect –
Dodge obstacles by giving your vocal chords a workout. High pitch sends you up, low pitch down. Microphone input required!
11.) Paul Geronimo’s The Floor is Not Lava (Yet) –
King Dragon is jealous of your super slick jacket and is trying to ignite the volcano under you! bounce out the lava and prove that you’re way cooler than him!
12.) Jason Hutchens’ RockVomit –
Competitive Ragdoll Dance-off
13.) Jacob Kreck’s BattleBouncers –
Wave goodbye to your friends as you join the new wave of Extreme Trampoline Champions. Fight using such advanced techniques as the world renowned “Double bounce” to fling your enemies off the Polypropylene Pedestal as you fight to be the last man standing.
Happy New Year!
Playup Perth is partnering with Hubud, Ubud’s coworking and community space, to bring you the first ever international playup, Playup Bali!
As always, we’ll be featuring the latest and greatest local games in development from across Bali in a fun social setting (complete with a bar!), housed in Hubud’s beautiful and unique venue.
I’ll also be hosting a free VR/AR workshop the week before (Feb 9, also at Hubud), where you can try your hand at the new Playstation VR.
See you on the 16th, Bali!
- Date: Thursday February 16th 2017
- 6pm til late
- Hubud, Monkey Forest Road 88x Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
- Free, RSVP required
- This event is 17+
1.) Mindisle’s Fourzy
A mobile multiplayer turned based strategy game. The game concept is similar to Connect Four but it has different variations for how the game is played, and expands upon the original concept.
2.) Sofia Color‘s Chromatic Memory Game
A table top memory game, with 25 pairs of colors that change very slightly until it gets to its neighbour in the color circle.
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