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Australia at E3

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/05/06 - 1:53 AM

So what are our local developers showing at E3 2006? I certrainly wouldnt mind checking out what the local industry is working on, so how about an E3 round up.

Now, I don't know which Aussie developers are and are not presenting at this year's E3, nor do I have time to search for them all, but I'll get the ball rolling here with a few more well know developers and/or titles that I've come across in the past few days, some of which have been linked to previously on the Sumea front page. I encorage everyone to add more to the list.

Krome

The Legend of Sypro: A New Begining
[url]http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/legendofspyro/index.html?q=spyro[/url]

Hellboy
[url]http://ps3.ign.com/objects/827/827012.html[/url]

Pandemic

Destroy All Humans 2
[url]http://www.gamespot.com/xbox/action/destroyallhumans2/index.html?q=dest…]

Creative Assbembly

Medieval Total War 2
[url]http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/medieval2totalwar/index.html?q=medi…]

Auran
Fury
[url]http://www.mpogd.com/news/?ID=2016[/url]
[url]http://www.gamearena.com.au/files/details/html/e3-2006-fury-trailer[/url]


Submitted by J I Styles on Fri, 12/05/06 - 8:43 PM Permalink

I don't have too much press on what I've worked on yet - two haven't been announced, one isn't showing, and only a write-up of bioshock is out there but no video/images of the e3 demo:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/bioshock/news.html?sid=6150533

(Updated my folio of some fate2 stuff I did last year which isn't entirely exciting, but at least it's starting to come out :) )

Submitted by Yug on Sat, 13/05/06 - 1:18 AM Permalink

I'd actually really like to know, who is at the 'Australia Games' booth? Is that a government initiative? Is it a lot of smaller developers, or the main onles like Auran, etc?

Is anyone able to take any photos of the booth or the Australian game presence over there as well?

Submitted by Brett on Sat, 13/05/06 - 3:43 AM Permalink

Not quite the same as us showing or having a game but we've got a pretty strong lineup of games using FMOD at this E3.
Forza 2, Crysis, MotoGP, Alan Wake, Metroid Prime 3 (gc/wii), and more i'm sure i just havent done a thorough search yet.
edit: FlatOut 2

Submitted by souri on Sat, 13/05/06 - 10:39 AM Permalink

quote:Originally posted by Yug
I'd actually really like to know, who is at the 'Australia Games' booth? Is that a government initiative? Is it a lot of smaller developers, or the main onles like Auran, etc?

Is anyone able to take any photos of the booth or the Australian game presence over there as well?

The Games Developer Association of Australia website has a list of the developers over there at: http://www.gdaa.com.au/e3_2006/e3companies.html
It's one of the government initiatives organised by the GDAA for the local industry to cover developer costs to E3 (although I'm not sure if it includes everything from travel, entry, to accomodation?)

Hopefully someone has taken some photos somewhere! I'm pretty eager to see the Australian section. I did catch a bit of it on channel 10 news last night as they did a report about the consoles at E3. Evelyn Richardson was there and gave a brief comment on the industry.

Submitted by shiva on Sat, 13/05/06 - 11:00 AM Permalink

I've heard a number of the Auran contigent have been liberal with the use of their cameras, so I'll see what I can rustle up from them on monday

Submitted by Mario on Sun, 14/05/06 - 1:38 PM Permalink

Sidhe had Melbourne Cup challenge on the Australian booth (through Sydney based publisher Tru Blu), GripShift on the NVidia GoForce mobile chipset section, and we were showing Jackass the Game behind closed doors (http://psp.ign.com/articles/707/707987p1.html).

I also saw IR Gurus had an equestrian game on the Aussie stand, and Firemint had a 3D Rampage like game on the GoForce mobile chipset section too.

Submitted by souri on Sun, 14/05/06 - 9:57 PM Permalink

They showed some of Melbourne Cup Challenge on Channel 10 as well (mentioning that it's got some huge interest locally and in Asia), plus it's looking very nice indeed!

Submitted by Brad Welch on Mon, 15/05/06 - 1:10 AM Permalink

Here's a bunch of DAH2 links and coverage for anyone that's interested.

[url]http://ps2.ign.com/articles/708/708260p1.html[/url]

[url]http://ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/destroy-all-humans-2/704048p1.html…]

[url]http://previews.teamxbox.com/xbox/1338/Destroy-All-Humans-2/p1/[/url]

There's also 2 DAH2 segments during gamespots live coverage, at the very end of the 3pm Wed show and the end of the 1pm Thurs show.

[url]http://www.gamespot.com/e3/e3live.html[/url]

And finally, THQ's CEO talks about stuff including DAH

[url]http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=16862[/url]