Five indie games you should play before the end of PAXAus

You may have heard, PAXAus is on this weekend. If you are attending then you have a massive selection of games and activites to choose from. PAX Rising is the area dedicated to indie developers, full to the brim with games both in development and available for purchase.

The section can be quite daunting to look at, let along navigate, so here is a quick selection of PAX Rising games you should definately seek out and try.

Paradigm

Paradigm

Let us begin our journey with a gentle warm-up game. Paradigm is a point-and-click adventure which will take you around ten minutes to play. Experience the strange world of the titular Paradigm, as you prepare an amorous computer for a night out. All while listening to the laid back Russian accent of the main character.

Inflatality

Inflatality

Now your mind is limbered up, lets get those muscles going. Inflatality is a quick fighting game where two players face off as inflatable mascots. Try to control your aggressive charge at it fights as much with itself as your opponent. Make enough successful hits and you power up your special attack. Activate it, and then hang your head in shame as your wild flailing wastes the super attack.

Rivalry

Rivalry

With your head and body now both in game mode, it’s time to turn up the intensity. Rivalry was the surprise hit of PAXAus 2015, and a full year has done little to make this odd strategy battle game lose any of its charm. Arm your shadowy avatar with a variety of weapons and attempt to outwit your opponent in a game of skill and planning. Or, just jab wildly and hope you hit something vital.

Blockpocalypse

Blockpocalypse

You have now reached the pinnacle. Grab three friends, or people you despise, and jump onto Blockpocalypse. In this game, you and your friends will attempt to escape a number of horrible situations. Whether you work together and all survive, or leave the other players to be consumed by molten lava, this furious game of platforming action will keep you entertained for quite a while.

Spryke

Spryke

Now that your friends are either dead or not speaking to you, it is time to cool-down with another relaxing single player game. In Spryke you have to guide a half-robot half-fish through a number of platform levels. Traverse floors and vertical rises, avoid strange underwater creatures, all to gain a mysterious substance at the end of each level. Don’t be fooled by the cute artwork, and introductory levels. Things get challenging, and quick.

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There you have it, five games you should definitely experience while attending PAXAus 2016. What do you think of our selection? Let us know what your picks are.

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