Even though Humble Bundle is no longer the independent little outfit we grew up with, they're still offering bundles that donate to charity every other fortnight. And their latest bundle is worthy of some attention, because it's all Australian.
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Australia has a long, proud history of making video games extending back to the (figurative) dawn of time. But while plenty of gamers will remember the days of Shane Warne Cricket and our contributions to much more serious genres (like Dark Reign and Krush, Kill N Destroy), contributions over the last couple of years are sometimes forgotten.
So to help celebrate our national day of not being at work and generally overeating, here's a look at 7 of the best Australian games of recent times.
Australia no longer has a foot in the AAA industry, so it's natural that our video games wouldn't take the sideways step into other mediums or properties.
But every now and again, you get a surprise. And one such surprise at PAX Australia came from Defiant Development and Rule & Make, who have joined forces to turn the charismatic indie into a board game.
The 2015 Australian hybrid card game and action role-playing game Hand of Fate was surprisingly good, if a bit rough-edged. It built a following, sold some 400,000 copies on PC and console, added 1.5 million more through a free Xbox Games with Gold promotion and was successful enough that it's getting a slicker sequel that was shown off behind closed doors at last month's Game Developers Conference.
Defiant Development has been around for five years. Formed after the closure of Pandemic, it represents something grander than the video games it creates. For the Australian games industry, it represents a transition. For the people who work there? A safe haven in an world that is constantly in flux.