PAX Aus 2023 Highlights

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Melbourne, Sept 19: PAX Aus 2023, the much-anticipated annual gaming and pop culture event, has revealed its thrilling panel schedule along with a lineup of special events to celebrate its 10th Anniversary.
The event promises an exciting array of discussions, presentations, and commemorations for gaming enthusiasts and fans of all things geek.

Up to Par: The Roguelite Minigolf Game

One of the highlights of this year’s PAX Aus is the introduction of “Up to Par,” a captivating run-based roguelite minigolf game. Players are challenged to stay under par to continue their journey through procedurally generated levels. Each run presents new challenges, and progress can be achieved by purchasing abilities to aid in your journey. Permanently unlocking new abilities will give players a head start in future attempts. “Up to Par” offers both single-player and cooperative modes for up to four players who can share resources and collaborate to push their limits. For those seeking competition, the game supports competitive play with up to 16 players.

Up to Par: The Roguelite Minigolf Game.

Panel Schedule Highlights

PAX Aus 2023 boasts a diverse panel schedule featuring engaging discussions and insights from prominent figures in the gaming and entertainment industry. Here are some notable panels:

  • Storytime with Erika Ishii: Erika Ishii takes center stage to share captivating stories in the Main Theatre.
  • Beyond Stereotypes: Explore Indigenous representation in video games in the Kookaburra Theatre, challenging stereotypes and promoting diversity.
  • The Future of Gaming: Delve into the potential transformation of gaming through cloud technology in the Twitch Quokka Theatre.
  • Secrets & Stories, Music & Myths: Join the roleplaying musical development retrospective in the Main Theatre for a unique experience.
  • Cosplay Central Crown Championship Finals: Witness the best cosplayers battle it out in the Main Theatre for the championship title.

10th Anniversary Celebrations

In addition to the packed panel schedule, PAX Aus 2023 has planned a series of special events to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. These include:

  • The Year That Was PAX Aus 2013: A retrospective panel looking back at the inaugural year of PAX Aus in 2013.
  • Fireside with Mick Gordon: A deep dive into a decade of video game music with renowned composer Mick Gordon.
  • PinnyPals 4*Eva: A celebration of a decade of PAX pin collecting in Australia.
  • Press X Science Panel: A decade of exploring science and video games with the Press X Science panel.
  • Retrospective on PAX Aus Omegathon: A look back at the legendary PAX Aus Omegathon over the past decade.
  • Fireside with Halfbrick: Reflections on Halfbrick’s presence at the original PAX Aus in 2013 and their journey since then.
  • I attended every PAX Aus for 10 years: A community-driven exploration of the key moments in the history of PAX Aus that have shaped the event.
  • Omegathon 10 Year Battle Royale: Past Omegathon winners from the last decade compete to determine the 10-year Omeganaut champion.

PAX Aus 2023 promises to be a memorable event for gamers, pop culture enthusiasts, and anyone looking to immerse themselves in a world of entertainment, innovation, and celebration. Don’t miss out on the action from October 6th to 8th in Melbourne, Australia!

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