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South Australian game companies tout technology at international showcase

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South Australia’s award-winning gaming development industry is collaborating at the largest gaming event in Australia.

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For the first time, six South Australian games companies will present their products at the three-day PAX-AUS event in Melbourne, Australia.

The work of Adelaide-based companies Monkeystack, Juicy Cupcake, Mighty Kingdom, We Made a Thing Studios, Team Fractal Alligator and Exbleative Games will be on display this weekend at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Two other South Australian startups, Split Symmetry and Melonhead Games, will also exhibit at the PAX Rising showcase for independent digital game developers.

Founded in 2004 by American webcomic Penny Arcade, the annual PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) conference is held in numerous American cities while the Australian version will feature more than 200 exhibitors as well as gaming tournaments and industry panels.

One of the exhibiting Adelaide-based companies, Mighty Kingdom, took home Studio of the Year at the Australian Game Developer Awards this week.

South Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway said some of the most exciting, emerging game developers in the world are now based in South Australia.

“South Australia is producing internationally recognised titles across all major platforms including Monster Truck™, Horse Riding Tales, and Brief Battles; and franchise success stories like Shopkins™ World and Doc McStuffins,” Ridgway said.

The South Australian government established a $300,000 Games Innovation Fund in August to assist game developers to create new games intended for public release to global audiences.

Many developers, including Mighty Kingdom, are based at the Games Plus co-working space in the CBD of Adelaide.

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