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2022-2023 GAMES PRODUCTION

GAMES: Expansion Pack

BILKINS’ FOLLY
Webbysoft
Genre
 Adventure, Exploration Puzzle
Lead Developer Luke Webster
Platform PC, Additional launch platforms TBA
Synopsis Play as Percival Bilkins - treasure hunter extraordinaire - in this exploration-based, puzzle adventure game.

MISC. A TINY TALE
TINYWARE GAMES PTY LTD
Genre
 Adventure, Exploration, Platformer, Wholesome
Lead Developer Michael Pearce
Platform PC, Nintendo Switch
Synopsis Join Buddy and Bag Boy, two adorable robots made of miscellaneous items, on a heartfelt 3D platforming adventure. Explore a familiar world from a new perspective, lend a hand to robots around you, make a difference by cleaning up mess, and unfold the story of an exciting journey.

DIETS AND DEITIES
Larrikin Interactive Pty Ltd
Genre
 Rhythm, Cooking
CEO/MD/Founder Dylan Bennett
Creative Director Miles McLoughlin
Lead Programmer Declan Smyth
Bininj Chef, story and local language and culture Ben Tyler
Composer James Mangohig
2D Artist Skye Lavelle
Platform PC, Mac
Synopsis Diets & Deities: Guitar hero + Master Chef, A rhythm cooking game saving Deities from forgetting their culture through cooking dishes which can be made at home.

CALL OF THE GOLDEN VALLEY
O'Saurus Studios Pty Ltd
Genre
 Adventure, Exploration, Puzzle, Story-driven, Detective
Creative Director Madeleine Clute
Platform PC, Mac
Synopsis A first-person, female-protagonist mystery adventure set in the foothills of the Australian Alps.

TRASH
Bin Chicken Studios
Genre
 Adventure, Crafting, Multiplayer Online, Platformer, Puzzle, Survival
Technical Director Nick Margerison
Creative Director Charlie Kenihan
Platform PC
Synopsis Trash is an online co-op survival craft adventure game set in a beautiful post-human world where strange and wondrous trash-based life thrives.

CONSCRIPT
Catchweight Studio
Genre
 Action, Adventure, Horror, Survival
Lead Developer Jordan Mochi
Platform PC
Synopsis During the First World War, a lone French soldier must navigate twisted trenches, scavenge for limited supplies and solve complex puzzles - all whilst fighting for survival in the midst of mankind’s most brutal and horrifying conflict. CONSCRIPT is a new take on classic survival horror.

PASTURE: THE LIVESTOCK SIMULATOR
Salty Games Pty Ltd
Genre
 Action, Cooperative, Multiplayer Local, Multiplayer Online, Simulation
Managing Director Chas (CJ) Cole
Lead Programmer Luke H
Creative Director Nathan Groves
Platform PC, Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S
Synopsis The weight of your herd rests on your shoulders as you build your cattle empire, set in the Australian Outback.

THE SACRED ACORN
A Few Dragons Pty Ltd
Genre
 Action, Adventure, Metroidvania
Developer Keirron Stach
Art Director Lauren Nicholls
Producer Vivian Vandal
Platform PC, Mac, Console Release TBA
Synopsis A deceptively cute topdown metroidvania squirrelly adventure.

GHOST CAM
ARCH REBELS
Genre
 Exploration, Horror, Narrative, Story-driven
Lead Developer Amy Louise Doherty
Lead Programmer Miles Hansen
Sound Designer Chris Head
Systems Designer Camille Woodthorpe
Platform PC with VR support
Synopsis Search for ghosts to capture in an eerie labyrinth and uncover the story before a ghost catches you.

COPYCAT
Spoonful of Wonder
Genre
 Adventure, Story-driven, Wholesome
Game Directors Samantha Cable, Kostia Liakhov
Head of Narrative Samantha Cable
Head of Art Kostia Liakhov
Platform PC, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch
Synopsis Copycat is a wholesome, narrative-driven game about rejection, belonging and the true meaning of home. It follows the story of a newly adopted shelter cat who becomes the victim of an elaborate plan when a jealous, stray copycat steals her place in the household.

JANET DEMORNAY IS A SLUMLORD (AND A WITCH)
Fuzzy Ghost
Genre
 Casual, Horror, Story-driven
CEO / MD / Founder Pete Foley, Scott Ford
Platform PC, Mac
Synopsis Janet DeMornay is a Slumlord (and a witch) explores the anxieties and horrors of what it is to be a renter in a world run by landlords…and your landlord is a witch.

MEMORY’S REACH
100 Stones Interactive
Genre
 Adventure, Exploration, Puzzle
Lead Developer Ben Droste
Platform PC, Mac, Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S, PS5, Nintendo Switch
Synopsis Explore labyrinthian megastructures, brave perilous alien technology, and solve mind-bending puzzles in this cosmic sci-fi adventure to discover the fate of a doomed civilization.

RPG GAME (WORKING TITLE)
Killerfish Games Pty Ltd
Genre
 RPG
Executive Producer and Lead Designer/Developer Paul Sincock
COO/Designer Fiona Sincock
Art Producer Justin Wight
Art Director Troy Bellchambers
Platform PC
Synopsis Open world fantasy RPG.

MOUSE GAME (WORKING TITLE)
Pond Games PTY LTD
Genre
 Action, Adventure, Exploration, Platformer, Metroidvania
Creative Director Daniel Freer
Platform PC, Nintendo Switch
Synopsis Mouse Game is a 2D action platformer starring a tiny mouse exploring a strange, interconnected world. Uncover the truth of this landscape and your place in it through exploration, discovery, combat, and platforming challenges.

LETTERS TO ARRALLA
Little Pink Clouds
Genre
 Adventure, Casual, Comedy, Exploration, Puzzle, Role-playing, Story-driven, Wholesome
Creative Director Chantel Jasmine Eagle
Lead Programmer Rhiannon Ross
Narrative Designer Alex Minenna
Consultant Phoebe Watson
Composer Danna Yun
Sound Designer Ben Houghton
Technical Director Michael Krekelberg
3D Artist Bailey Mogensen
Marketing Illustrator Monica Keeler
Tech Support Nat Bott
Platform PC
Synopsis An exploration RPG where you are a newly recruited mail-turnip delivering letters, parcels and packages to the island's charming residents. As you soak up the sunny views and meet the interesting townsfolk, you begin to inadvertently help and heal them through the process of kindness, friendship, and express delivery.

TEMPUS RAIL
Pixel Drip Games
Genre
 Deck-builder, Roguelike, Story-driven, Strategy
Lead Developer Joseph Roberts
Platform PC
Synopsis Trapped in the temporal loop, fight your way to the front of the train and destroy the engine before the day resets. Tempus Rail is a story rich, first person, roguelike deck-builder set in the Wild West. Play to win or take your time to uncover the mystery behind the train and its passengers.

DRYFT CITY KYNGS
Nonsense Machine Pty Ltd
Genre
 Adventure, Comedy, Exploration, Racing, Role-playing, Story-driven
Project Lead Nicholas Greber
Graphic Artist Samuel Wright
UX and Narrative Designer Ruimin Guo
Platform PC, Nintendo Switch
Synopsis Set in the eponymous Melbourne-inspired Dryft City during the late 2020s, a lifelong office worker yearns to break out from their mundane life to fulfil their true calling: to become the best drift racer the city has ever seen.

DARKWEBSTREAMER
We Have Always Lived In The Forest
Genre
 Horror, Management, Roguelike, Role-playing, Simulation, Story-driven
CEO/MD/Founder Chantal Ryan
Platform PC
Synopsis darkwebSTREAMER is a horror RPG streaming simulator-cum-spooky love letter to the old internet. Play as an occult streamer on the dark web. Your mission? To find the weirdest, creepiest stuff on the internet, bring it back to your stream and impress your viewers enough to make it to the #1 ranked streamer on the internet. Just don't forget, the supernatural is real. Engage with the darkness of the web and it will engage with you. Find yourself and your apartment haunted by demons, spirits and your online fans and enemies as you strive to become the #1 streamer—or die trying.

TEMPOPO
Witch Beam Games Pty Ltd
Genre
 Casual, Puzzle, Wholesome
Lead Designer Sanatana Mishra
Audio Director Jeff van Dyck
Lead Artist Nicole Stark
Platform TBA
Synopsis A wholesome puzzle game that makes you feel smart and cheerful. Restore a harmonious garden by rescuing musical flowers across sky islands.

INCOLATUS
Funny Fintan Softworks Pty Ltd
Genre
 Action, Story-driven, Arena Shooter
Creative Director Jane Kennington
Lead Developer Zia Daud
Platform PC
Synopsis Incolatus is a single-player, first-person arena-style shooter which incorporates advanced movement mechanics in a sci-fi fantasy setting. After crash landing on a strange and alien world now overrun by a despicable corporate entity, players must work their way through the planet and retrieve the parts needed to repair their ship. The faster players move, the stronger they’ll become. Just. Don't. Stop. Moving.

TAMING YORE DRAGON
My Colourful Mind Pty Ltd
Genre
 Adventure, Educational, Kids, Platformer, Puzzle, Role-playing, Story-driven
Lead Developer April Benjamin
Narrative Designer Edward Korhonen-Bannister
Platform iOS, iPadOS, PC, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Switch
Synopsis As one of the last hopes in the land of Yore, gather yourself, venture forth and rescue your allies in order to conquer and overcome the dragon Deimos that has terrorised the lands for years past, bringing light and laughter back to a world crushed by constant sadness and despair.

THE GODFEATHER: A MAFIA PIGEON SAGA
Hojo Studio
Genre
 Action, Comedy, Kids, Roguelike
CEO/MD/Founders Richard Salter, Jola Szmanska
Executive Producer Stephanie Salter
Community Manager Shoshana Lewis
Platform PC, Switch, iOS, Mac
Synopsis The Godfeather is a mafia pigeon roguelike combining elements of stealth, open world exploration and poop... lots of poop. You play the role of a humble associate in the pigeon underworld tasked with taking back the Old Neighbourhood from its enemies – both human and bird alike. As your feathered legend grows you’ll become more powerful, more feared and discover the dark secret at the core of the Pigeon Mafia.

FEED THE DEEP
L Muscat Enterprises Pty Ltd
Genre
 Adventure, Horror, Roguelike, Survival
Solo Developer Luke Muscat
Platform PC, Mac
Synopsis Feed the Deep is an underwater exploration roguelike with procedurally generated caves. Dive into the darkness in search of resources, upgrade your equipment and dive deeper into the strange mysteries and secrets below - waiting to be found and understood. Will you Feed the Deep?

SUNDOWN
S1T2 Pty Ltd
Genre
 Adventure, Exploration, Story-driven
Creative Directors Christopher Panzetta, Mike Daly
Technical Director Liam Stephens
Art Director Oscar Berman
Lead Narrative Aiyana Merlo
Lead Producer Natalie Robinson
Business Lead Jananthan Kandasamy
Technical Artist Stephen O'Callaghan
Motion Lead Nicky Tunpitcha
Lead Developers Luna Joy, Ashley Sewell
Developer Iris Li
Platform iOS, Android
Synopsis Sundown invites you to play as a 93-year-old would-be astronaut living with dementia, traversing memories and hallucinations in a last-ditch effort to get to space - and find yourself.

NEYYAH
Defy Reality Entertainment Pty Ltd
Genre
 Adventure, Exploration, Point-and-Click, Puzzle, Story-driven
Lead Developer Aaron Gwynaire
Creative Director Nanci Nott
Business/Artistic Consultant Xanthe Turner
Consultant Azalia Turner
Platform PC
Synopsis Neyyah is a first-person point-and-click adventure game, set within a mysterious puzzle-laden archipelago.

OUTPOST
Anecdote Games
Genre
 Adventure, Horror, Stealth, Story-driven
Creative Director Peter Menhennitt
Lead Programmer Calum Spring
Lead Narrative Asheesh Saxena
Sound Designer Nic Dullow
Game Designer Jarrod Farquhar-Nicol
Voice Artist Emilie Martin
Platform PC
Synopsis Your choices will come back to hunt you in Outpost, a psychological thriller game set in a spine-chilling nightmare.

DRĂCULEȘTI
Fine Feathered Fiends
Genre
 Dating, Horror, Visual Novel
Creative Director Mads Mackenzie
Platform PC, Mac, Linux
Synopsis In the darkest, coldest part of Romania, Castle Dracula stands alone under the moon. As lawyer R M Renfield, struggle to escape a painful death at the hands of its residents in this horror-romance visual novel.

COVERT CREW 
TYB GAMES PTY LTD
Genre
 Role-playing, Story-driven, Strategy
Solo Developer Daniel Pratt
Platform PC, Mac, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch
Synopsis Covert Crew is a 2D SRPG that combines the flashy, action-packed world of superheroes with the strategic, methodical play of a turn-based strategy game.

DELPHINIUM
CINNADEV PTY LTD
Genre
 Story-driven, Farming, Crafting
Producer Heidi Borge
Platform PC
Synopsis A narrative-driven farming simulator with unique, dialogue-based mechanics driving an emotional story.

AILURI
Vivink Studios
Genre
 Adventure, Cooperative, Exploration, Multiplayer – Local, Platformer, Wholesome
Creative Director Liezl Ronquillo
Composer Thomas Connell
Lead Programmer Tyrone Sobb
Quality Assurance Tester Austin Blakemore
2D Artist Lily Anderson
Platform PC, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Switch
Synopsis Ailuri is a 2D, hand drawn platformer where you play as Ailuri, a red panda and rescue endangered animals.

SHRINE HOUSE KEEPERS
Hungry Sky and Milktooth Arts
Genre
 Casual, Deck-builder, Rogue-lite, Wholesome, Hand-crafted
Design Director Nick Lowe
Technical Director Jack Casey
Creative Director Campbell Whyte
Art Director Elizabeth Marruffo
Production Director Minh Tran
Platform PC
Synopsis Shrine House Keepers is a deck-building game, in which you play as a member of a diverse "found family" of Shrine House Keepers led by The Parriarch.
Funding for this project was revoked in December 2023.

SPIRITWELL
Davidchen Pty Ltd
Genre
 Adventure, Casual, Comedy, Exploration, Role-playing, Story-driven, Wholesome
Solo Developer David Chen
Platform PC, Mac
Synopsis A spirited adventure RPG about a child who falls down a well. Journey with found family and discover the world of SPIRITWELL!

First Nations Games Studio fund

GUCK (VIC): Based in Victoria and led by company directors Hayley Percy (Wiradjuri) and Kati Elizabeth, GUCK have spent the past four years heavily investing into professional development, pre-production, community collaboration and consultation. They are currently working on an Aboriginal-led mobile game Future Folklore where all positions of leadership on the game are held by First Peoples and is governed by the Blak Cloud advisory board. GUCK currently employs eight First Nations on-going staff and a wide range of additional First Nations casual staff and contractors, and are committed to supporting people from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups. GUCK are excited to share more details about their new game over the coming 12 months.

Awesome Black (NSW): Awesome Black is a creative social enterprise developing original First Nations talent and unique storytelling content across a variety of mediums including podcasting, literature, video gaming and XR, music, photography and digital art. Awesome Black is dedicated to building pathways towards equitable access to authentically represented, resourced and compensated First Nations participation in all creative industries. Awesome Black is committed to developing best practice programs, networks, skills and tools within First Nations communities to provide current and future generations with sustainable avenues for employment, creative expression, financial security and storytelling.