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All the Australian game announcements from Gamescom 2021

August 29, 2021 10:20 AM

Gamescom 2021 was back online this year and the opening days of the convention has seen more news about a stack of new titles.

Here are all the Australian made games shown off at Gamescom and it's companion events, with more to come in the next couple of days we'll update this story as more news comes to hand.

Broken Roads by Drop Bear Bytes

Broken Roads is a tactical roleplaying game set in a ruined Western Australia after an apocalyptic collapse. Centred around the real town of Brookton you'll follow the lives of the survivors as they scratch together a living. Since we last saw Broken Roads, it's release date has been pushed back to 2022 but it's picked up a publisher in UK based label Team 17 (Moving Out, Before We Leave, Worms). Check out the new trailer below featuring narration by legendary actor Uncle Jack Charles.

Unpacking by Witch Beam

The chill organising puzzle game Unpacking by Queensland developers Witch Beam (Assault Android Cactus) will be making it's way to Xbox Games Pass on day one with ten other titles from Humble Games. Tim Dawson and Wren Brier of Witch Beam said at Freeplay Parallels this game was inspired by the experience of moving in with a partner for the first time.

UNPACKING by Witch Beam is a stylish puzzle game coming to Xbox Game Pass

Cult of the Lamb by Massive Monster

We've long been fans of Massive Monster and they've joined us to talk about their first couple of games The Adventure Pals and Never Give Up and this time they've hit upon something that meshes those styles beautifully. They've teamed up with Devolver Digital for Cult of The Lamb which is a colony manager and dungeon crawler all mixed into one. It's out in 2022.

Conscript by Catchweight Studios

The World War 1 trench warfare survival game Conscript released an extended gameplay trailer as part of IGN's daily Gamescom coverage. Developed in the main by Melbourne based developer Jordan Mochi Conscript is stylised top down game inspired by the likes of Resident Evil and Silent Hill complete with tank controls and FMV interstitial sequences.

Grow: Song of the Evertree by Prideful Sloth

Prideful Sloth is back with another beautiful adventure game after their first title Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles found a lovely place in player's hearts. In Grow build out a village while tending to nature and revitilising the Evertree. Grow Song of the Evertree is out on 16 November 2021

We're planning a big showcase for Melbourne International Games Week this year on Saturday 2nd October featuring interviews and gameplay demos of these games and more including Craig Ritchie from Drop Bear Bytes, and Julian Wilton and Jay Armstrong from Massive Monster, and Jordan Mochi from Catchweight Studios!

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Broken Roads

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Drop Bear Bytes
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Team17
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Unpacking

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Witch Beam
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Grow: Song of the Evertree

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Prideful Sloth
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505 Games
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November 16, 2021

Cult of the Lamb

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Massive Monster
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Devolver Digital
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Conscript

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