What to Expect at Playup Perth

Game makers and creative innovators bring along their work in progress for the public to try at a fun salon-style evening event.

June 13, 2018

Looking to shake-up your Friday wind-down? The team at Playup Perth – a group aiming to bring game developers and the general public together – are coming to Riff’s Town Hall space on the ground floor for their 14th meetup. Organisers Donna, Sofie and Kate have managed to arrange a whopping 13 indie games for you to try out – from side-scrollers to tabletop games.

'Hyperdash Heroes' at a previous meetup in 2017 (Instagram)

There’s a bunch of games to pique your interest while you chat away to the game developers about their projects until late. Tickets include nibbles and soft drinks, and there are alcoholic drinks available for $5 each (cash only).

Here’s a quick summary of some of the kind of games available to play this Friday:

Working Class Weyland (Kinsley)

A comedic side-scrolling platformer that expects a fair bit of expertise in your Mario skills, with a difficulty setting that challenges you from the beginning.

Ned (PeeBee Games)

Loosely based around the notorious Ned Kelly (there’s nowhere in the Australian history archives that says there wasn’t a mysterious green slime making animals crazy) the action platformer should be fun for anyone who tries it out.

Forests of Faerynova (Go Studio)

A first-person adventure following Felix, the protagonist with a mission to protect the elusive faeries from a cult of scientists – including a toolkit of items to collect along the way to help out. 

Fluttering Souls (Nurse Shark Games)

A 2-player strategy game based on the Japanese tale of The White Butterfly – a story of the souls of those who’ve passed on visit the living as white butterflies. In each of the 3-5 rounds, players try to collect butterflies to earn victory points. The player with the most points will win a white butterfly, and three white butterflies wins the game.

Bright (Illuminoodle)

Made from the Nordic Game Jam – a worldwide game-making weekend where nearly 500 people from 31 nations work on building a game over three days – Bright is a side-scrolling puzzle game all about painting colours to brighten a darkened world.

Buy tickets to Playup Perth
Date: Friday, 15th June 2018, 6-10pm
Where: Town Hall, Ground Floor of Spacecubed, 45 St Georges Tce, Perth WA 6000
Price: $15 – price includes plenty of nibbles and soft drinks (alcohol extra $5 each, cash only)
This event is 18+