The Indie Games Room is back again! With the support of the University of South Australia, Moneystack. We're showcasing some of Australia and New Zealand's best independent games talent at Adelaide's AVCon.
Amberial Dreams is a cosmical toybox packed with arcade platforming, rhythmical contraptions and colourful worlds.
It features local multiplayer for up to 8 people, and a level editor that doubles as a music sequencer. Using only 2 buttons, Amberial Dreams is easy to play but hard to master, placing all the focus on the environments and contraptions.
Starting as a web game series 10 years ago, this ultimate version brings together all the concepts from previous instalments, and augments them with modern graphics, tons of content a
nd magical new game modes.
by Crepe Studios
Control an arm swinging between pivots. Get your timing right to traverse the pivots and make it to the goal. Collect all the gold you can and avoid death before your time runs out.
Backyard Cricket is the virtual reality game making you the captain of your own cricket destiny.
Smash through a six-ball Super Over or strive for the mighty ton in the Test Match of your dreams.
Feel the knocks, hear the crunches and experience the flinches with authentic games in fantasy locations.
Fully equipped with game board and designed for VIVE and VIVE Pro, Backyard Cricket is the game for all ages and skills.
Will you take up the challenge?
by Ready Wolf
Beautiful Bricks contemporises the brick breaker game and kicks it into overdrive. It is a restoration of an arcade great with modern upgrades: physic-based ball behavior, more paddle control, up to 4 simultaneous players, boss battles, achievements, unlockable secrets and over 30 different innovative power ups. All this is presented in a consistent retro ‘8-bit’ aesthetic.
Beautiful Bricks is the fantasy game you dreamed you had in ‘89.
by Dime Studios
Blockpocalypse is a local multiplayer party platformer about surviving with friends in the apocalypse…or at least outliving them. Fighting their way across the apocalyptic 2D landscape, up to 4 players must forge a path in the debris, using whatever they have at hand, including blocks, clocks, and even a unicorn or two!
by Juicy Cupcake
May your butt reign supreme! Brief Battles brings butt-em-up action to your screen in a party game with a cheeky twist: It's all about the undies! Start hilarious battles with nothing but your buns to slam and squish those in your sights. Scramble to grab super-powered undies to embrace the power of the butt and gain an underwear-fueled edge over your friends, as you strive to prove who has the mightiest buns.
by Cardboard Keep
From Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth, a Zelda-like, to Puzzle Puppers a doggolicious twister, to Witch Thief, a 3D bullet hell with all the frills, or Attrition: Tactical Fronts, a battle of wits between commanders. Come check out the Cardboard Keep Collection.
by Chris Johnson
In Cave of Atman DX you traverse a multi-roomed, puzzle dungeon defeating enemies with sequential moves and attacks. Your band of warriors each have different attack patterns and to defeat foes you must collect auras from fallen enemies, trigger traps and sequence your moves correctly. Cave of Atman DX distills concepts from strategy role playing games to a form a concise and engaging puzzler.
by Artisans Games
Collateral Damage is the first commercial game developed by us here at Artisans Games. Collateral Damage is a third person Hero Arena Brawler where players pick from various unique robots then use them to battle each other. Each bot has a different personality and different array of abilities and attacks. The players fight over resources and try to destroy the enemy bots. Players achieve score for kills, assists and accomplishing other objectives. Players can play online or offline with up to four player split screen.
After making their home unlivable, the villainous sour worms have decided to take over sweet land, the home of the gummy bears. The sour worms mercilessly wipe out nearly every gummy bear in the land, with a handful remaining, it is up to one heroic gummy bear to stand up to the sour threat. The hero must travel to the home of the sour worms, defeating every enemy that crosses his path and defeat the king of the sour worms to stop this assault once and for all in order to bring peace to the land once again.
by Trout Monkey
DeRailed! is an explosive, action packed endless railer. In this fast paced game you'll have to quickly tap the screen to place tracks in a race to beat the speeding train. Use TNT to explode your way through obstacles, leaving a trail of destruction in your wake.
DeRailed! features trains with special abilities that give you the edge you need. There's hundreds of different abilities to unlock and combine. Unlimited TNT? Long reach magnets? More powerful explosions? A trail of rainbows? The possibilities are endless. Build your perfect train and show the world what you've got with online leader boards.
by Slack Dragon
Like the old classics, hero's must explore lands, discover dungeons, battle monsters, collect items and defeat the bosses.
An admirable soul tainted by darkness has laid waste to
the land. He has robbed civilians of their riches and lurks in
a dungeon locked with sorcery and guarded by monsters.
With treasure to claim, demons to slay and eternal fame to
be won, adventurers travel from far and wide to test their
strength against this enemy.
Many have tried and none have returned victorious!
Will you be the challenger who finally breaks the seal and
restore peace to the land?
by The Sleepy Order
Energy Core is a 2D twin-stick shooter with a fun and colourful art style full of unique enemies and challenging bosses. Play by yourself or with a friend to collect stars to unlock harder levels, earn credits to buy powerful upgrades, and of course, save the galaxy.
EXO ONE is an exoplanetary, gravity-defying journey through space and time. Pilot an alien craft able to manipulate the laws of gravity. Follow the story of mankind's first, ill-fated mission outside the solar system.
Drift and flow across enigmatic and desolate alien landscapes. Transform between a sphere and glider to maintain momentum, using the geology beneath you and the clouds above to build colossal speeds and heights. See amazing, high-sci-fi planets, float through boiling cloud formations, slide and roll down hill and mountain faces, and drift toward alien horizons.
by Rosden Shadow
A problem solving game in which the player cannot jump and has to place down blocks and climb them to reach the end of the level. The overall goal in each level is not to reach the end but to figure out the most efficient solution using the least amount of blocks as possible to complete the level.
by Rese Games
Ganbare! Super Strikers is an innovative mix between Tactical RPG and Soccer. Win matches to level up and earn new equipment that will allow you to learn special abilities, boost your players’ stats or protect yourself against altered status effects, such as Sleep, Silence or Poison.
The game features a Story Mode where you assume the role of a small town soccer team in Japan on their way to victory. Perform well enough and you will be selected to join the Japan National Team where you will need to play alongside old rivals in order to conquer the world.
by Studio Canvas
GoatPunks is a multiplayer action game pitting your goat against other players in a battle to become king of the mountain. Fight through an onslaught of bombs, obstacles and each other to climb to the top of 9 uniquely themed mountains each offering distinct challenges. Once up there, stay on top of the competition for 30 hectic seconds to claim victory.
GoatPunks supports up to 4 players in head-to-headbutt, split-screen, action. Grab your controllers or keyboard and get ready to roll. Shields, weapons, and power-ups are scattered about the mountain, and if you manage to get your goat to make it up the top, all the other goats will have a common enemy: you!
In Australia, 17% of all women and 5% of men report experiencing Domestic Violence from a current or former partner. Informed by academic research in this area, Hannah is a mobile game that aims to promote the significant role family and friends play in supporting victims of domestic violence.
Using Hannah’s Messenger style gameplay, you’ll become a lifeline for Hannah as you chat with her, developing your friendship, and supporting her to solve a mystery that will change her life! As you play, you’ll explore how DV can impact those experiencing it, and how important friends and family can be.
by Brain Dead Devs
Sick of watching the poor zombies lose time and time again? Then we got the game for you! Welcome to Horde, a game where you get to control the zombies. Start with one and infect your way to an entire horde. Show those humans who the boss is by overrunning their pitiful defences. Unlock Zombies with special powers to help you assert your dominance even more. Got a pesky wall in your way? Ted will knock it down! Try Horde now at Avcon.
Seven years ago, five heroes came together to save the world. Their success came at the cost of their leader's life; the secret behind it cost them their friendship.
Now they've been called to a new heroic quest.
if not us is about the moment when they realise everything isn't going to be okay.
Its Snowing on Mount Fuji is a third person platformer with a cel shaded, hand painted art-style, in the game there are various forms of gameplay such as tagging the city with graffiti to covering the city with posters. There are also many power ups and collectibles to be found in each level.
by King Bit Games
In Nine Heavens, players fight in a battle arena style game using vector dashes to slay their opponents. Players must be quick on their feet to avoid death; this can be done by parrying or blocking incoming dashes or by running away in a fluid free running style. At the end of each round, the loser of the round gets the first pick at a selection of power ups. These power ups will stack up and eventually players will feel mighty and invincible.
by JagerWare Games
Kitsune is a stealth platformer where your character, the nine tailed fox, uses her possession ability to reclaim her stolen tails from the zodiac warriors.
Your character is not physically strong, however she is cunning and crafty which allows her to out maneuver stronger opponents.
Strategic gameplay is the core focus for this game, and creating different scenarios where the player can experiment with a variety of enemy abilities is core to our experience. Aiming for a high replayability factor within this game where players can gather all collectables, and use new abilities learnt as the Kitsune gains additional tails.
by Dime Studios
Lethal Lawns: Competitive Mowing Bloodsport is a multiplayer gardening fight club, players push lawn mowers around the field, earning money and fame from mowing grass and mowing each other.
by Blue Gem Games
ManaTech is a multiplayer twin stick fantasy shooter. Fight against another player in a battle of magic versus technology.
Control a character that represents the collective of Mages Guilds or a hero of the Common Populace, each character commanding their own unique abilities.
Aim your attacks, dodge your opponent’s shots and utilize your character’s abilities to their fullest to defeat your opponent in the arena in this twin stick shooter game with fighting game and RPG elements.
Will you fight for Magic or Technology?
Do you remember your embarrassing fan fiction author days? My Lil Fanfic does. My Lil Fanfic doesn’t think you should be embarrassed.
Let’s go back to those days. To dial-up. To Bulletin Boards. Back to your keyboard with a story to tell.
Type your heart out! Take creative control! This is a judgement-free zone!
Let's work together to write something very personal and private and then share it with the world! Your fans are waiting! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Need to Know
by Monomyth Games
The game that puts you on the other side of the surveillance looking glass.
Will you stand up for privacy, or help create an unstoppable police state?
Need to Know is a surveillance thriller sim that tests your ability and integrity within the shadowy, cut-throat world of a modern intelligence agency.
As a loyal employee, your job is to spy on people, steal their data, and determine whether they are a threat.
However, you can fight back against privacy invasion by aiding underground groups.
Or, just use all of that delicious classified information for your own gain.
by Klaptastic Games
Office Tossing pits you against your friends in various game modes such as Singleplayer and Tournament mode, pitting you against computer controlled or randomly match-made opponents, while Pass & Play or Casual allow you to play with your friends worldwide or locally on the same device. Throw office supplies like, a paper ball, plane, coffee mug or filing cabinet; earning you paperclips which can be spent on supplies to do some serious damage to your opponent. Unlock interesting achievements and secrets, all the while comparing your scores on the highly competitive Tournament Mode scoreboard with your friends and the world.
by Chaos Theory Games
Owls and Vowels is full to the beak with addictively fun word puzzles and gorgeously designed levels.
Owlbert Flyenstein might be a little owlet, but he's a huge bookworm. Help him as he takes flight to explore new worlds. Find hidden words and challenge your vocabulary as you progress through themed levels and take on unique word game challenges.
Each topic, from Astronomy to Zoology, has a massive list of bonus words to challenge even the most well-read Braniacs. If you spell a word you don’t know, you can use the in-game dictionary to look up a definition.
by James Brown Lee
A robot, named POP (Preliminary Operating Prototype) is trying to escape a dilapidated factory after being placed in the RDP (Return and Dismantle Protocol) by the Government. Their aim was to replace them with fresher robots that will assist people more effectively. Now POP must return to his master before he’s destroyed by dangerous sentients and discarded like the rest of his kind. He must complete this by travelling through the factory completing puzzles of various difficulties and themes and must be vigilant of the dangers that follow.
by Toybox Games
Primordials: Fireborn is a 3rd person combat and platforming driven experience, set in the vast and beautiful world of Eridal. With a focus on captivating storytelling, players will uncover a greater mystery about Ash, and the world he inhabits. Along the way, players will encounter unique characters and traverse incredible landscapes. Fireborn combines epic storytelling and thrilling gameplay into a single unforgettable experience.
by Adam Partridge
Your ravenous raccoon relations require rations. You find a filthy trashcan full of food and shiny trinkets. Hastily rummage through the rubbish bin sorting trash from food, collecting as much as you can before the human comes to investigate. Swiping shiny trinkets will grant you more time to pilfer provisions. How much grub can you grab?
by Melonhead Games
Get your kicks in Rooftop Renegade, a platforming party game for up to four players. Become the Runner and travel far enough to charge your Chrono Kicks and escape through time! You need to be quick though as the authorities are never far behind! Meanwhile, other players join the fray as Gunners that create hazards by shooting up the environment to disrupt the Runners path. Each player gets a chance to become the Runner and compete for the best time. Fight for the glory of Fastest Renegade!
by Blue Volcano
Roto Color Rhythm is a chillout music experience that emphasises the meditative and hypnotic effect that music and colour have on the self.
To further recreate the live music atmosphere, Roto Color Rhythm can be played with any MIDI device and connected into multicolour lighting systems, adding another layer of immersion through extra sensory feedback devices.
With unique visuals and a curated soundtrack that players can manipulate into their own remix, Roto Color Rhythm players will experience a sense of synaesthesia as colour and sound are linked in our minds on a subconscious level.
by Camm Ryan
Sorcerer is a spell casting game where the player embodies a powerful mage on his quest to destroy mighty elemental magic masters and take their powers for themselves.
The player will take a long and dangerous journey through the worlds of the elements and fight hordes of enemies defending their lords of magic.
Upon defeating a powerful elemental, the player receives their magic and soul, this will give the player more tools to defeat more powerful foes later.
by Angry Cactus Games
Space Beards tasks up to four Dwarves with the mission of keeping their SpaceShip from falling apart as they escape with as much treasure as possible. These jiggly, bearded space pirates must run around the ship plugging holes, fixing breaking engines and feeding the mysterious angry box called Dave (before whatever is inside escapes). Do you and your friends have what it takes to work together and claim the stolen treasures of space?
by Tundra Storm
Great explorers and money hungry corporations have colonised the stars, tamed the cosmos and brought untold riches to the inner colonies... But there is an unsung hero that keeps everything running in the background; the Station Tug Pilot. As one of these gears in the machine, transfer cargo to and from long-haul freighters, bring huge military ships into dock and maintain the defensive network of distant rimworld stations, all with a realistic physics implementation that will reward you for careful management of fuel. Take to the stars at home or on the train in Spacetug; for all great mobile devices!
by Split Symmetry
Tech Hunter is a science-fiction treasure hunting game where a hovership and its fleet of drones are used to hunt for advanced technology on a distant planet. Players will search for ancient ruins, recover alien artifacts, and upgrade their vehicles and tools. Through this adventure they will discover the purpose of the ruins and the story of the civilisation behind them.
The Cinema Rosa
by Atreyu Games
The Cinema Rosa is an immersive PC and Mac exploration game set in an abandoned cinema.
A letter arrives with grave news that your grandfather has gone missing. With very little information at hand, you must pack your bags and return home to The Kingdom to unravel the mystery. Naturally, not all is at it seems...
Fall in love with the atmospheric story and stunning traditional artwork in this modern interactive fiction game. Take the role of the main character and explore the fascinating world using the written word. Can you unravel the mystery?
Just like a good novel ‘The Homecoming’ is hard to put down!
by Not Dead Design
Kana Quest is a puzzle game where all the pieces are Japanese letters. Adjacent Kana (letters) will match with other Kana if they share a consonant or vowel sound. With beautiful pixel art and fun puzzles, there is no better way to accidentally learn to read Japanese.