The Eyes of Ara is a puzzle game. It's also a successful Kickstarter campaign. It's also made entirely by one man over a three year period. That man is Australian. That man is
Heart&Slash is a 2016 3D brawler from new indie developer, aheartfulofgames. The game initially started as a Kickstarter project, and has taken the two former video game professors from DigiPen Bilbao in Spain three years to build.
So why is the prevalence of digital distribution relevant here? Because it has enabled Early Access to exist. Only through digital distribution can something that requires constant updating be viable.
We reached out to local Brisbane developer Ben Droste, a man who use to work for some of the big name companies here in Australia before the exodus.