The polls are live on your favourite and most disappointing game of the year. Now, it’s time for the local flavour: your Australian Game of 2018.
We’ll be doing this poll a little differently than the others, and for a good reason. People are always surprised when they find out what games are actually made in Australia: plenty of people were unaware that Hollow Knight and Golf Story, two examples from last year, were homegrown successes.
So to assist everyone, you’ll find a list below of every Australian game that came out in 2018. The list was compiled with the help of games academic, A Play of Bodies: How We Perceive Videogames author and DECRA fellow, Brendan Keogh.
And if you’re an Aussie developer and you haven’t added your game to the list, Keogh has a form where you can submit all the details. It’s a great way to keep track of all the work Australians or Aussie studios have put together in 2018.
The only stipulation with the list below is that I’ve restricted it largely to premium games and commercially released products, rather than the wealth of student projects, gamejam creations and free-to-play offerings. That’s mostly for brevity than anything else, but if there’s a game that’s not included that you’d like to vote for, there’s an Other box at the bottom so you can submit there as well.
Games like Florence, City of Brass, The Gardens Between, An Aspie Life, Night in the Woods, Paperbark, A Township Tale, The Adventure Pals were all made in Australia. Question is: which one was your favourite?