July 12, 2008 12:00 PM | Simon Carless
[Wanted to make sure all the GameSetWatch readers saw this it's great to see the Penny-Arcade Expo folks highlighting indie gaming, and this is a really good mix of student, PC indie, and console indie titles with intriguing and alternative gameplay aspects. Bravo.]
Organizers of the Penny Arcade Expo have announced the winners of its "PAX 10" independent games showcase, to be featured at the August 29-31st Expo in Seattle, including Audiosurf, Schizoid, and The Maw.
With the call for entries first announced in February, the now confirmed ten top winners have received four exhibitor badges and a floor kiosk to demonstrate the game at the forthcoming expo.
Expo attendees will vote on the games exhibited, and will award one with the "Audience Choice Award," which will be announced on the PAX website following the show, held at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle.
The full list of winners - with further information available on the official Penny Arcade Expo website - includes:
- The Amazing Brain Train by Grubby Games (puzzle/strategy)
- Audiosurf by Dylan Fitterer (rhythm/action)
- Chronotron by Scarybug Games (puzzle/platformer)
- Impulse by a team of Rochester Institute of Technology students (puzzle)
- The Maw by Twisted Pixel Games (action/adventure)
- Polarity by a team of Carnegie Mellon University students (platformer/puzzle)
- Project Aftermath by Games Faction (tactical/action)
- Schizoid by Torpex Games (action/strategy)
- Strange Attractors 2 by Ominous Development (puzzle/strategy)
- Sushi Bar Samurai by Molly Rocket (exploratory puzzle)
Said Penny Arcade's Robert Khoo, "The variety and caliber of the titles blew us away. Narrowing down the group was a challenging process for the judges, but we're incredibly proud to have these ten games as our kickoff showcase and can't wait to see them on the show floor."