Alex Walker

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Alex Walker

Why The Creator Of Hacknet Is Making A Sports Party Game

Why The Creator Of Hacknet Is Making A Sports Party Game

Hacknet is one of the most successful indies ever made in Australia, and to this day probably the best game ever made about hacking. But having spent so many years in the text-heavy world of Hacknet and its expansion, Adelaide creator Matt Trobbiani wants a change. So for his next game, Trobbiani is changing tack completely — to sports.

Remembering Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

Remembering Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

These days Monolith are better known for their work on the Nemesis system and Shadow of Mordor. But back in the day they also produced one of the most intriguing and unusual shooters of its time – the flawed, but unabashedly fun Shogo: Mobile Armor Division.

Platforms Are Still Hesitant To Deal In Weed Games

Platforms Are Still Hesitant To Deal In Weed Games

Management sims and drugs are a match made in heaven. Dope Wars, which was inspired by the Star Trader BASIC game, was one of the ’90s best timewasters. But even today, where attitudes towards drugs and their legalisation has changed significantly, marketing a game about precisely that – weed – is still surprisingly hard.

Don’t Blame The Classification Board, Blame The Government

Don’t Blame The Classification Board, Blame The Government

Games don’t get banned all that often, and every time it happens there’s a surge of interest in Australia’s archaic classification system. That’s generally followed by a torrent of abuse against the Classification Board, occasionally Australia itself, and more recently, a bit of public vitriol directly against the members of the board.